"So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life,
perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.
When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home."
Native American Shawnee Chief, Tecumseh
I have been writing and publishing since the year 2000 and after stepping away from security operations and training; an industry I was in for almost twenty years previously. A former doorman and bodyguard with experience in the Middle East, Russia and Africa, I am now registered as a freelance writer with the National Union of Journalists (UK) and am a genre best-selling author of five non-fiction true crime books; Doing the Doors, Confessions of a Doorman, Bouncers and Bodyguards, Respect and Reputation (with prisoner Charlie Bronson) and The Mammoth Book of Hard Bastards, one biograph; Maria's Story, and one travel anthology; My Beautiful Bahrain. I have also written hundreds of articles for magazines and newspapers worldwide, have created and then sold two security industry trade magazines and have self-published a number of security industry specific manuals and trade directories.
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Tribute Books. Commissioned Tribute books are a timeless way to honour and remember someone special; they make excellent gifts and can be handed down from generation to generation.
My Beautiful... Travel anthology series. After the success of My Beautiful Bahrain, I am planning to publish a series of other My Beautiful... travel anthologies including My Beautiful Paris and My Beautiful Norfolk. Further details online shortly...
TOUGH TALK magazine A quarterly online magazine featuring articles and interviews with Martial Artists & Combat Specialists, Bare-Knuckle & Cage Fighters, Bodyguards, Boxers, Wrestlers etc.
Awesome eBooks. A series of FREE eBooks on awesome subjects including bodyguarding, boxing, martial arts etc. The Awesome eBook of Finding Work as a Close Protection Specialist is out now.