Affiliate Program opens for applications

I am proud to announce that the This Book is the Perfect Gift Affiliate Program has launched, and is open for applications. This has been a long time coming, and has taken a lot of thinking through to implement. It’s not a technically-glitzy program like others on the net, it’s starting off basic and simple, but it is starting! If you love the book, and find yourself drawn to telling others about it, please go to the link HERE to learn more.


One book – Three editions

Being a solo entrepreneur/author is never easy. Not only do you have to write the book, edit it, design the cover, typeset it, and publish it, but you also have to market it. And all this on your own. While my talent is clearly in the earlier aspects of this process, my limitation is the marketing. I could sure do with a team working with me, or even acting as a sounding board. The solo route almost guarantees that there will be starts and mis-starts, and u-turns along the way. Such has been my experience.

Recently, I thought that I’d leverage the journaling seminars I’ve been doing by creating a re-branded book. I spent a month going down a rabbit hole that finally had me questioning my approach. Sure, there were some reasons for the idea, but when it came down to it, it would have destroyed what is clearly the very best book I have ever written. And so, we’re back on course. The journaling books have been shelved for now, and the focus is where it needs to be, the promotion and marketing of This Book is the Perfect Gift.

And with that renewed focus (which feels good by the way), I am herewith announcing that we have one book, with three editions. These are:-

1. The all-new Legacy edition (Casewrap hardback). It’s drop dead gorgeous, with a glossy hard cover that makes it really feel like a gift!

2. The standard paperback (the one you’ve seen for the last year or so)

3. The branded edition for ultimate personalization and/or corporate branding.

These three editions form the integrated product line for the rest of 2019 and into 2020. There have also been some price changes, with the Canadian paperback being reduced to an official $20 CAD cover price.

Coming soon will be the official announcement of a now in-planning affiliate program. But for now, you are invited to peruse the above-mentioned product line at the link HERE

Here’s to the advancement of the book, and the mission behind it – the encouraging of millions of people.




“The real me” – Part one

I had a doctor’s visit yesterday, specifically with an allergist. You see, for the past two months I’ve been breaking out in hives all over my body every day! Thank goodness they are not itchy, but they are certainly a way of keeping a person humble! I’d been so proud of myself for releasing nearly 30 pounds of unwanted weight this year, maybe too proud… And now… Yuck! 100+ hives greeting me in the mirror every morning!

Anyway, back to my story. I’d given the allergist a copy of “This Book is the Perfect Gift” on my first visit a few weeks ago, and yesterday he told me he’d read it and enjoyed it. He said it was very positive, and then added, “I feel as though I got to know the real you.” Wow, he’s the second person to tell me that after reading the book! So how did I answer him? I answered him honestly.

Yes, the book does reveal the real me. It embraces many of my life experiences and draws lessons from them. It openly admits to victories, and shares positive life strategies for victorious living. But it also shows a degree of vulnerability, it equally admits to faults and failings. Remember the old Tom and Jerry cartoons? Often you’d see a character with a little angel on one shoulder and a little devil on the other. These two would be attempting to motivate old Tom to either do good or bad. Well, the real me is a little like that. Maybe it is better to say the “authentic” me is like that.

Just because I’ve been blessed to put my name on the cover of a very positive and uplifting book does not mean that I think, or act, positively all the time. The great Jim Rohn was once asked how he was doing with the stuff he taught, and his answer was brilliant. “Don’t look too close” he said. I am the same! It’s not that I don’t know what to do, it’s that I don’t always do what I know. Yes the positive little angel (my higher self) knows how to be the man who wrote that book, but the lower self, the little devil (the ego), all-too-often takes over as the default nature, and suddenly the positive is pushed aside in a torrent of fear, doubt, and worry.

Does that make me a hypocrite? At one time I thought it did. But no, it only makes me human, very very authentically so. I’m not some guru who has already attained perfection, I am a fellow traveler on the same journey of life as each and every one of my readers. All I can do is what all of us can do, that is to do the best we can with the conditions life has given us, and to share the insights we’re blessed to attain, while continuing to take life one day at a time. And maybe, in that sheer transparent honesty, there is revealed one secret as to why people are falling in love with this book. Within its pages they not only catch a vision of the positive person they can become, but also see reflections of the faltering human being they often are. That’s life, real life!  It’s part of who I really am, and part of who you really are.

BUT.. It’s only part of the story. Watch for a future blog post as I continue to talk about “The real me.”

Love and Light


New URLs to remember

Greetings!  I trust you are having a wonderful day.

This website may now be accessed through several different web addresses. This will make it easier for you to get here!


The upper case letters are not needed when typing the addresses into your browser, but they make it easier when reading them. You may continue to add www in front of each if you wish.


Yorkton Journaling workshop is a great success

On the evening of April 17, approximately 18 people gathered in the classroom of the Life Learning Centre in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, to enjoy the first-ever presentation of my workshop on Journaling. The presentation is titled “A life worth living is a life worth recording” and it covers three areas.

  • The basic level of Journaling
  • Going deeper with Journaling
  • The methods of Journaling

It’s much more than a discussion on the mechanics and benefits of journaling, it’s an opportunity to delve into some of the fundamentals of personal development, and with seven brief exercises incorporated into the event, it becomes a journey of self discovery that can begin or accelerate a process of personal change and evolution.

The inaugural event went very well, with one participant later sharing this sentiment on facebook. “Best workshop I’ve attended to address what journaling can be and its benefits.”

I’ve been asked this morning if I’d hold the workshop in another town, and the answer is YES.  So, if you’d like to have me come to your town or city, and are willing to help arrange the event, get in touch with me via the contact form in the main menu.