Feedback so far

Screen shot 2014-10-05 at 15.23.18As I move into writing the second quarter of the book, I thought it would be a good time to review some of the feedback I have received so far:

  • “I love reading your writing.”
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  • “Really well written, with great flow and syntax and I thoroughly enjoyed it.”
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  • “Another very interesting chapter.”
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  • “Finn, this is excellent – walking the walk, talking the talk.”
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  • “The challenge I am having is that it is impossible to offer constructive criticism when it is thought through and structured so well, and delivered with such clarity and authenticity.”
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  • “What a superb reflection on leadership. It gives me hope in my own capacity as a leader. By simplifying the essence of the task of leadership – in a profound yet non-simplistic way – it makes it seems so much more achievable!”
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  • “I really like this.”
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  • “What I am enjoying is the way my new business is providing order, perspective and support to my inner, personal issues whilst providing a safe cocoon like environment in which to grow and heal. It’s a bit like doing all seven of the Churning steps at once then making sense of them afterwards. As such, reading this is very reassuring.”
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  • “I like your simple yet full presentation of your ideas.”
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  • “This is great, Finn. So clear and yet full of information. I love that you are bringing so many elements to the table in such a cohesive and relevant manner, especially the fact that you are including options for people who may prefer one method over another once they have tried a few, and not being dogmatic about what worked for you just because it worked for you.”
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  • “Really enjoying your mindfulness based approach to business and the practical way in which you provide tools for people to work their way through their business practice.”
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  • “It’s very clear and concise. I am liking your style a lot.”
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  • “The stories you use to illustrate your points are very helpful.”
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  • “All in all an excellent chapter with excellent strategies for optimum attitude and survival.”
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  • “Really very good! Yet again, so clearly worded and enough visual clues for your words to work on a different, for some more easily understood, level.”
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  • “I like the personal illustrations you give, I understand the thought and questioning process you went through.”
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  • “It resonates with my own situation; within the space of two years I lost absolutely everything in my life that I had worked so hard for (physical health, marriage, home, business, even my child). Starting again has involved every single process that you have described so far in your book. So a few years on, I have my mortgage free home, a brand new business, and almost all of my health back to the extent it does not hamper my life choices at all. So all that hard work did pay off, just not in a linear fashion.
    Not everyone will have been brought so thoroughly to their knees, but that’s a really good thing. Most people still have their hope and capacity for joy intact, so you are talking to an audience with the easy to reach potential for positive change and growth.
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  • “All in all beautifully written and as clear as a bell. Thank you.”
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  • “I liked the honesty and immediacy of your writing, and was drawn in to the world you are describing with interest. I found it easy to read on, and was keen to learn more about what and how to operate better within the space you are describing.”
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  • “I found your writing style conversational and engaging. The short paragraphs make for comfortable reading.”
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  • “Yes, this is very much about how we lead ourselves, and the openness of sharing the challenges you experience in finding a way to do this provides me as a reader encouragement to keep trying myself.”
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  • “The steps you describe also remind me that in an emergency situation people with the best outcomes are those with prior training. So if a reader practises the steps you describe now, they should find themselves more robust when they come to need them.”
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  • “The style holds together with previous chapters and again is easy to get through. You come across increasingly with a voice speaking to the reader.”
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  • “Your writing is very engaging and I liked the construction of your discussion, it had great pace and good learning.”
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  • “You seek hard to reach out to the reader and to provide something of use and that comes across.”
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  • “The depth and range of what you wrote in this latest chapter is even more compelling and immediate than what I have read before. The quality of your writing has become more rich, still proceeding at a good pace, with humour (the frogs), human contact (Yeah right), and a broad inclusion of worlds that readers will recognise.”
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  • “I’ve just read the draft chapters and without any idle flattery, I’m impressed!”
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  • “To sum up, a really intriguing start, no negative comments so far, it’s pithy, moves along quickly and has been fun. I’m looking forward to reading more.”
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  • “Your approach of getting from Level 1 ‘Churning’ to Level 10 ‘Moving passionately forward’ is exciting.”
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  • “I like the positive examples. Looking forward to continue the journey.”
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  • “The Parable of the Taoist Farmer is brilliant and illustrative.”
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  • “I like you way of rename a ‘crisis’ as a ‘situation that is taking us outside our ability to handle it as routine.’ It’s a fresh approach – and also an inspiring one.”
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  • “Your personal ‘cancer’ case study is great (not literally of course) at explaining in an illustrative way what you want to say. In fact these kind of personal cases are at least for me the most touching and interesting ones”
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  • “The ‘Downside/Upside’ table you use to illustrate your personal case is very helpful.”

If you would like to read draft chapters of The Churning, and provide feedback, please contact me. finn [dot] jackson [at] gmail [dot] com

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