NAN PICKUP TEACHES AND ENTERTAINS IN THIS TWENTY-FIVE LIFE LESSON GUIDE.
The Do-It-Yourself Suggestions at the end of each short story are inspiring. The stories span the fifty years as told by her first born grand-child. These twenty-five tips could help you influence your own children or grand-children and yourself. While you reflect you can be entertained by how Nan coached her grandson. The stories show how Nan used life's simplest and most complex events to shape a young mind and personality. As his greatest coach, her grandson credits her for giving him the tools to succeed as he has. Success has brought him from simple and poor beginnings to being one of Canada's eleven Auditors General. Raised by teen-aged parents, Nan equipped him for a climb upward in Canada. There is a story for everybody in this guide that could help you at home or at work. Examples of lessons taught include: living with integrity; appreciating people; and taking time to love yourself and others.
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About the Author
Mr. Pickup is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA,CA) by profession and is currently serving a ten-year terms as Auditor General of Nova Scotia. He has taught at both Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. During twenty-nine years of public service he has been promoting better government through audit. Mr. Pickup has also been sharing his knowledge in Africa and Asia in recent years. He was born and raised on Cape Breton Island, the second child to a teen-aged mother. He overcame early child-hood poverty and incredibly simple beginnings, to become well educated and a successful professional. Mr. Pickup credits many for helping him and recognizes Nan Pickup as having the most influence on his development. Clearly Nan knew what she was doing taking on this project and upward mobility is alive and well in Canada.