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Two New Wishful Thinkers!

Stork feeding chicks in nest.

Photo by Tambako the Jaguar

Firstly, sorry Wishful Thinking has been a bit quiet recently. I’ve got some new articles lined up shortly, and I’m working on a brand-new free e-book for you — watch this space.

Secondly, I don’t write much about my personal life on this blog, but I hope you will indulge me for a very special occasion.

Apart from my usual round of client work, writing for Lateral Action and writing and delivering the Creative Momentum workshops (which were a blast, thanks to everyone who came), I’ve had two new demands on my time – a twin boy and girl.

To have a son and daughter at the first time of asking might sound like wishful thinking — but if you take one thing from this blog, it’s that wishful thinking can lead to wonderful things. My wife and I are still pinching ourselves, and thanking our lucky stars.


  1. Congratulations to you and Mrs! 🙂

    (I’ve been reading your RSS regularly, but I usually don’t comment)

  2. Great news from you and Mrs. Congratulations!

    I am just a new member to read your books but I am definitely absorbed by them. Follow you and hopefully I could give more comments later.

  3. Ahhhh, best of luck to the (both)2 of you !!

  4. Congrats Mark 🙂

    I hope you’re using the sleepless nights to pen more poetry.


  5. Thanks everyone! Your good wishes are very much appreciated.

    @ Conor – Sadly, sleep-deprivation doesn’t seem to be conducive to writing poetry. 🙁

  6. CONGRATULATIONS Mark!! Those little eyes, hands fingers, toes will give lots of inspiration for your poems. Or you could change styles a la Dr Suess!

  7. Congratulations! Enjoy your bundles of joy. 🙂

  8. Congrats!

    My girlfriend and I talk about twins and the fact that we’d hope for a boy/girl combo if we ever had twins (they run in her family – a lot).

  9. Thank you!

    @Eva – Did Dr Suess change styles after becoming a Dad? Or have I missed your point?

    @ Melissa – we are, we are! 🙂

    @ Mike – hope your wish comes true. Funnily enough twins don’t run in either of our families, it was a bit of a surprise!

  10. I’m a new reader to your blog. I wanted to say congratulations to your new babies.

  11. Toutes mes félicitations!
    To Mark and Mrs Wishful Thinker!
    Welcome to the wonderful world of parenting twins, a boy and a girl!
    We had our twins twelve years ago (seems like yesterday), and they are the most incredible and beautiful surprise we ever got in our life, day after day.
    Purely a blessing…and a stretch for the parents.

  12. Thanks Shell, and welcome to Wishful Thinking!

    Merci beaucoup Marion! Didn’t realise you had twins, thanks for the encouraging perspective!

  13. Congratulations & Best wishes!

  14. Thanks!