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With Valentine's Day around the corner and What I Wish I Knew about Love only weeks away, I thought I'd share a great tip I heard about the price of love. No, not the song by Bryan Ferry, a comment I heard yesterday. I was talking to Tim, a mate from school, who said someone asked him "What have you given up in your marriage to Mel?" He said he felt slightly guilty that he had to say "Well ... I don't get to run as often I suppose, but apart from that, not much." The person then said to him "To…

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I am thrilled with my holiday, because it's all gone totally wrong. I need to write an epilogue to my article in the current Reader's Digest - "What I Wish I Knew about Summer Holidays". I have called down a curse upon myself by putting it out there that "The greatest memories come from the catastrphes. (Click on the images to read the articles) I've arrived up here for two weeks holidays at Shoal Bay. So far 1. the fridge door seal had broken some time in the last 2 months so that when we arrived the whole house reeked…

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About 10 years ago I discovered a book called "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield. It is an incredible call to arms for everyone who desperately fights an inner battle with that little voice we all hear as we turn out the light that says "Please evolve." I've read it probably 40 times in 10 yeas, it's that good. Well, I've just finished reading an excerpt of Seth Godin's new book, Linchpin. And I can tell it's going to be the perfect companion piece for Pressfield's book. Where "The War of Art" is a very personal account as to…

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In another quick preview of What I Wish I Knew about Love, one theme that kept coming up again and again when I spoke with people is this idea that you know you're in love when it's always easy. As wonderful speaker and former marriage counsellor, Bruce Sullivan, makes it absolutely clear - the Hollywood Rom Com Ideal that there's someone out there who is "just perfect" for you (i.e. you'll never have an friction) is absolute garbage. Enjoy Marty

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Happy New Decade and welcome to the first What I Wish I Knew newsletter for Twenty Ten. Hope you had as good a Chrissy as I did - with kids 3 and 6 who were literally fizzing with excitement. Anyhoo, the purpose of the What I Wish I Knew newsletter (and soon to be blog as then I can do it from my trendy iPhone) is to send out some tasty previews of the next books on the way - including some extra quotes that made the cutting room floor so to speak, to keep you up to date with…

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