Some Good News

People are buying my books.

My top five selling titles for 2017

New releases in October

 

It’s real buzz for writers to know that people are reading and enjoying their books – and I’m no exception to that.

These days, e-books are so inexpensive you can buy one for less than the cost of a coffee and blueberry muffin. And, if you want, you can read them on your phone in the coffee shop or on your commute.

Enjoy your reading.

 

 

Costs of Retail Therapy

Photo by Parker Burchfield on Unsplash

A little self-indulgent shopping can’t be bad for you, can it?

We’ve all bought ourselves a little something to distract ourselves from the reality of our lives. That’s one of the benefits of living in a consumer society where there’s stuff to buy and easy access to credit.

My weakness is stationery. There is something about paper and pens I find irresistible. The upside of my self-indulgence is I always have a pen and something to write on. The downside is some of those stationery items can be expensive. Fortunately, I do not turn to retail therapy very often.

But, if your self-indulgent shopping involves fashion accessories or clothes, your retail therapy sessions may cost you a lot more than mine.

It’s a sad fact that turning to retail therapy, instead of dealing with life issues, often leads to serious financial distress, especially when that self-indulgent spending generates credit card debt.

If you’re looking at your credit card statement and wondering how things got to this, you might find Everyday Money Management a useful addition to your library.


Peter Mulraney is the author of the Everyday Business Skills series.

Crime fiction set in Australia

The Stella Bruno Investigates series is set in and around Adelaide, South Australia.

A few things to bear in mind when reading The Identity Thief.

Australia went metric in 1975. The units of measurements are the same ones you encounter in Europe.

Distance is expressed in kilometres (and we spell it that way too), temperature in degrees Celsius, weight in kilograms, and height in metres or centimetres.

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Publishing update

Recently published

Everyday Money Management (Everyday Business Skills book 3)

If you never seem to have enough money or you’re thinking about starting a small business – this is a book for you.

The problem with money is never the money.

Money is simply a tool. The problem with money management always comes down to one thing: the money manager. In your case, if you’re having money problems, that’s you.

Money management is a simple task that is easy to understand but it requires a plan and self-discipline.

In Everyday Money Management, retired banker and auditor, Peter Mulraney, gives you the money management education you missed.

Study the four basic principles, follow the money management strategy, and take charge of your money.

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 In the publishing pipeline

The mystic returns with a new book of insights.

My Life is My Responsibility: Insights for Conscious Living

Conscious living involves being aware of what’s going on in your life and, more importantly, what’s going on in your mind.

How you experience life depends on what you choose to believe.

If you never take the time to examine your beliefs, or to question your assumptions, you end up living unconsciously. When you live unconsciously, you live your life according to somebody else’s beliefs. You end up trying to meet somebody else’s expectations and not your own.

The insights in this book flow from a sense of being aware that you can change the world, but not in the way most of us think about doing that.

Real change happens when you accept that there is only one thing that can be changed: how you choose to see things.

Whistelblower – Inspector West returns

Whistleblower – Inspector West returns in a new murder mystery on March 3.

A whistleblower exposes other people’s secrets.

Death exposes the secrets of all, including a whistleblower’s.

Inspector West investigates the death of a public service whistleblower and discovers the whistleblower has a few secrets of his own.

If you like murder mixed with mystery, and a story full of twists and surprises, you’ll enjoy Peter Mulraney’s Whistleblower, the fourth book in his Inspector West series.

Pre-order from Amazon or Kobo before 3 March at the reduced price of USD 2.99.

Looking to boost your productivity in 2017?

Planning on boosting your productivity this year? Here’s something that might just make the difference between thinking about it and doing it.

Everyday Productivity

You’ve tried the productivity apps. Now you’re looking for ways to work smarter that actually make a difference to your productivity.

Here’s some guidance from someone who’s been there before you.

In this easy to read book, author Peter Mulraney, with 40 productive years in education, banking and government behind him, shares his insights for working smarter with you.

Inside, you’ll learn about the ‘three secret productivity ingredients’ and be guided through an examination of eight areas that influence your productivity: lifestyle, attitude, work environment, habits, tools, skills, knowledge, and community.

After working through the guided exercises devoted to each of those eight areas, you’ll have a set of action plans for improving your productivity, and the opportunity to put those plans into practice and make a difference.

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Lifestyle Action Plan – part 3

outofbalancewheel

Rebalancing priorities

Write down the steps you intend to take to get your life into balance.

It’s not uncommon for people focused on productivity in the workplace to find, when they look at the way they are allocating their time, that their lives are out of balance. Usually the problem is too great a focus on work at the expense of other areas in their lives.

If you picture the aspects of your life as making up the components of a wheel, the aim is to get all things into alignment so that your wheel will turn smoothly. Interestingly, getting things into balance actually makes it easier to be more productive at work. Continue reading “Lifestyle Action Plan – part 3”

Lifestyle Action Plan – part 1

slide2An action plan is a list of steps designed to take you from where you are to where you want to be.

The most important part of any action plan comes after you compile it. It will be no more than a piece of paper with words on it unless you actually take action on the things you list in the plan.

Use a piece of paper, a journal or the template available in the Everyday Productivity Workbook to draw up your Lifestyle Action Plan, using the findings from your Lifestyle Self-Audit.

Continue reading “Lifestyle Action Plan – part 1”