It’s your thoughts that count

clickFantastic news! It’s your thoughts that count is a Winner in Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Awards in the Self-Help Non-Fiction category.

Winners were announced at the Global Ebook Awards ceremony in Santa Barbara on August 18. Very Exciting!

See all the winners at

You can buy a copy of ‘it’s your thoughts that count’ Ebook from my website:

News Flash!
It’s your thoughts that count is a finalist in Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Awards in two categories:

  • Inspirational/Visionary Non-Fiction
  • Self-Help Non-Fiction

Winners will be announced at the Global Ebook Awards ceremony and dinner in Santa Barbara on August 18, 2012 and will be posted on the following site on August 20, 2012:
This review was published in Learning Matters, the Auckland newsletter of the New Zealand Association for Training & Development, July 2012

its your thoughts that countBook Review
It’s your thoughts that count
by Wendy Betteridge
Finalist: Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Book Award
– Mind Body and Spirit Genre 2011

“OK I’ll admit it. I’m a lover of books – especially the self help kind. I’m a fan of Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra and the like, and have a fair few of their publications on my bookshelf.
I met Wendy Betteridge, author, back in January 2012 when she was the Conference Convener for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards programme in Wellington. (That’s another story about another great event!) She gave me a copy of her book, and like many others who have read it – I found it easy to read and hard to put down!
The beauty of this book is how it tackles a complex subject about the power of thought in simple, and easy to read language. Designed and laid out beautifully for clarity, each chapter tells a story, is full of tips, with many quotes – each relevant, thought provoking and uplifting in some way. Much of it is drawn from Wendy’s personal experiences – as a high level sportsperson, coach, mother and corporate facilitator.
18 chapters: some very short, contain gems of wisdom, and useful examples of how to apply the concept from each chapter.

The final chapter: Fulfilling your dream – starts with the quote from Martin Luther King Jr “Occasionally, in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meaning can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.”
The rest of the chapter is dedicated to HOW to create and follow a plan to turn your dreams into reality – once you have clearly visualized and articulated what your dream is.

So who and would I recommend this book to?

  • People who enjoy this genre of reading – it will be a good reminder of many things you have learned before, and some new things, neatly collected together.
  • Anyone who suffers from self doubt, it is a valuable read and reference guide.
  • Teenagers, because this book is full of useful life skills that rarely get taught at school.
  • Trainers and facilitators, particularly those involved in personal development and self awareness – because you can never learn less, you can only learn more.

“It’s your thoughts that count” is available in hard copy or as an Ebook.
I’m currently reading Screw Business As Usual – by one of my favourite businessmen –
Sir Richard Branson. Now there’s a man who knows how to fulfil his dream!
Louise Duncan

Listen to Wendy Betteridge talk about her book ‘Its your thoughts that count’ on Wellington’s Access Radio, September 2011

Can people train themselves to think positively? I say ‘yes!’ My new book ‘it’s your thoughts that count – how to use your thoughts to transform your life’ has been placed fourth in the 2011 Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Book Awards.

its your thoughts that count

finalist Ashton Wylie 2011 Awards

Drawing on my experiences playing hockey for England, coaching sport teams to victory, being a mother and working as a training consultant, I wrote this book to inspire others to become conscious of the thoughts they create moment by moment in their daily lives and turn them into empowering thoughts. It’s a great book for anyone wanting to improve skills and confidence whether you’re a manager, a parent, a sports person or someone just feeling low. It’s a lively read – I’ve included tips for study and goal setting, ways to avoid procrastination and the pages are filled with inspiring colour photos, personal stories and quotes.

Ashton Wylie Award Finalist sticker

Ashton Wylie Award Finalist sticker

The winners of the Ashton Wylie Awards in association with the New Zealand Society of Authors were announced in Auckland late last month with the $10,000 first prize going to Keith Hill of Auckland. The awards recognise extraordinary literary talent in the ‘mind, body and spirit’ genre with entries invited in ‘published book’ and ‘unpublished manuscript’ sections.

I’m thrilled that my book has been acknowledged. Now I look forward to seeing others benefit from my experience and transform their lives.

You can buy a copy of ‘it’s your thoughts that count’ from my website:

Available here:

Paper Plus, North City Shopping Centre, Porirua, Wellington
Porirua Public Library, 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua
Pinnacle Books, 142 Willis St, Wellington
Pathfinder Book Shop, 38 Lorne St, Auckland
The Women’s Book Shop, 105 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland

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