Books by David

Books by David

Her Generosity Blew My Mind

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I have been an achievement coach and mentor for some thirty years. During that time many of my clients have expressed their gratitude for the work that we have done together. But today one of my clients did something so exceptional that it just blew my mind.

This is someone that I have known for over 5 years. Originally she attended one of my workshops and we have kept in touch ever since. She is one of those people who has pursued her dream with ever-increasing intensity. It has always seemed to me that she was doing something every day to move in the direction of her vision. Such dedication and perseverance is both important and inspiring for me. As a result I have always encouraged her.

My encouragement has taken the form of inviting her to my online workshops, suggesting reading material, posting on her Facebook page and generally supporting her efforts. It may not sound like much, but I can tell you that having fans is very important for self-employed entrepreneurs. Just knowing that there are people who appreciate what you are doing is an incredibly valuable form of support because it makes you feel valued.

Because over the years I have been lucky enough to have a few fans I really understand their value in helping to maintain one’s energy and motivation. I always try to do the same for any of my friends whom I perceive to be making a genuine effort to reach a life objective. It doesn’t take a lot of effort or time but it gives me satisfaction to do this for them.

One of the ways I have supported this particular person is to write occasional comments on their Facebook page and blog. I consider this form of reviewing rather like sending a “thank you” letter or a text after a party. Just a little courtesy and “thank you” for helping others to move forward. It only takes a few moments of my time here and there, but it is enormously important to the recipient.

Today the person who is the subject of this article took “thank you” to a whole new level. Totally unsolicited, she dropped $250 into my PayPal account. When I saw the email from PayPal I initially thought it was another scam. But when I realised that it was actually money and who it was from, I was flabbergasted. Such generosity from someone who is by no means wealthy was unexpected and wonderful.

How will I spend the money? First off I will raise a glass to my benefactor this evening in the restaurant where I will be celebrating my birthday with my family. The rest will be spent on promoting my book SWAP, The Best Way To Make Your Dreams Come True, because I want to reach out to as many people as possible so they can join my benefactor and I in enabling people to become what they can become – that is the most sure route to happiness.


Get the First Chapter of The Hero of Hastings Free

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The Hero came from peasant stock. He fought with sling and bow, sword and battle-axe. He befriended Basques and Moors, Dukes and Kings. He bedded peasant girls and beautiful Ladies with one of whom he founded a dynasty that has lasted a thousand years.

Gunnar deFer was the second son of a Normandy blacksmith. Born in the year 1047 in the valley of the river Sarthe, he determined to better himself in life. He hitched his star to that of the bastard William, Duke of Normandy and followed him on his quest to become King of England.

Gunnar was strong and handsome, attractive to the ladies, but he was also compassionate, interested in improving the lives of the people over whom he came to rule. This is the story of his rise from humble beginnings to become an English Earl. It tells of the bloody battles in which he fought and the methods he used to win. It tells of the vicious revenge that King William inflicted on those who revolted against him and the devastating effect it had on Gunnar and his companion. We follow them on their journey to heal the physical and emotional scars of their campaigning.

The story is set in a bloody period of history when ambitious men went to extremes to sate their greed for treasure and lust for power. It tells of how men of intelligence could rise above the primitive behaviour of their peers. It is also a story of passionate love.

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The Hero of Hastings chapter one