Col's first book, “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow – Tragedy doesn’t define you” is a memoirs/self-help hybrid. It tells of his life experience living with quadriplegia. It’s a “no holds barred” open and honest sharing of his sometimes not-so-flattering moments and the strategies he used to overcome the adversities he encountered along the way.
“Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow – Tragedy doesn’t define you” reached best seller status on Amazon in the category of Biographies of People with Special Needs and held the #1 position for over a week.
Listen to Col’s interview on “Life Journey with Kelly Shan” here:
You can purchase your own copy of “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow – Tragedy doesn’t define you” through the links below, as well as at 'Chapters' Bookshop, Café & Wine Bar in Karalee, QLD.
Attention bookshops: also available at wholesale pricing through Ingramspark.
Meryl - Downloaded this book yesterday and did not move until I had finished reading. Wow!! Col did not hold back. Gutsy, no-holds-barred-no-stone-left-unturned. I laughed, I cried, I was left speechless at the absolute brutal honesty of his writings. Thank you for telling your story and for sharing your learnings from your experiences. It truly shows that we can shape our own futures if we let go of the chains of our past. I originally bought the book because of the home town connection ... I read the book because I wanted to learn how a tragedy was turned into a triumph ... I will keep the book at my side for daily reference for if/when the going gets tough!!
Rae - I have read part two (The 8 Keys) of Col’s book twice now. He has generously shared his personal philosophy to achieving meaningful and sustainable change. It’s a powerful story on personal development which will resonate with anyone on a journey to make life changes. One of the best ‘self-help’ books.
Toni - I’ve just finished reading Col Mackereth’s book, “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow:Tragedy doesn’t define you.” All I can say is WOW. What a great read!! I loved the realness of the whole book. The autobiography is so well-written. I literally could not put the book down for longer than a couple of minutes (for wee breaks). The second part of the book outlining Col’s 8 Keys to Success is also well-written, thought provoking and unputdownable. I will be rereading this part several times to help clarify my own life-goals. As a psychologist I have to say that the 8 keys section fits with the best of what we know in psychological science today. From my uni days, I struggled with some of the foundational beliefs that often still define how Psychology is offered to people wanting something to change in their lives. The 8 Keys as described by Col provide a clear understanding of what needs to happen first, second and third before we are really ready ‘to be the change we hope to see.’
Desiree - "I'm so glad I found this book. I was immediately thrown into the midst of a life changing event, told in the first person by author, Col Mackereth. His story is moving and funny and never quite what you expect. There were times I thought I'd wet my pants I laughed so hard at his expense. I sobbed at times too. It offers inspiration, evaluation and transformation. I would recommend this book! "
Edith - Totally awesome book. 👍 The only problem is I can't put the book down so work is not getting done. 😁🤣. So I might suggest you start tinkling again and start another one mate. 📖 You should be so proud 💙💜💙
Trish - Got mine can't put it down
Bev - I was same Trish I read till 1 am but had to get up at 5.30 so put it down otherwise I think I would have finished it ... such a “REAL” read..👍🌟
Penny - Fantastic book. Laughed & cried, but most of all extremely motivational. I started reading it last night & couldn’t put it down- finished it off this morning. Thank you Col.
Denise - I absolutely rate this the best book I have ever picked up....I have laughed, cried and put it down for a bit to collect my thoughts before going on. I am feeling so very privileged to be able to know even more and the admiration I have for what you have done for others Col ...I honestly don't want it to finish. I am not a big book reader but seriously have not been able to put it down.
Absolutely love your work 🙏💛
Sarah - Loving it I'm almost finished, thank you for being vulnerable and sharing your story 😍
Mal - What a fantastic read didn't want to put it down had to get to the next chapter just to see your next adventure, certainly have plenty to be proud of Col Mackereth will give it to my boys .
Cathryn - When your Book Coaching client's book arrives... Yipppeeeee, Col Mackereth! If you are looking for a book to read, this is a touching, real, funny and sometimes tear-inducing story.
Nick - Just settling into chapter Three Col. Enjoying it very much
Kristen - Nearly finished the book Col. I have laughed and I have cried. But most of all I am in awe of the sheer determination you had day after day. A great read cuz 💕xx
Meryl - Downloaded your book yesterday and did not move until I had finished reading. Wow!! You didn't hold back. Gutsy, no-holds-barred-no-stone-left-unturned. I laughed, I cried, I was left speechless at the absolute brutal honesty of your writings. Thank you for telling your story and for sharing your learnings from your experiences. It truly shows that we can define our own futures if we let go of our past's chains.
Denise - Absolutely beautiful... Tell me 1 person that picks it up and doesn't want to put it down!!!! This Book is the most absolute best real life story EVVVVVERRR I personally hope there is more to come .... especially on the Caravan Trip 🤣😁😆😍😍😍😍
Trish - Terrific read so gutsy and inspiring
Mischelle - I haven’t read a book for ages & I read it in a day I couldn’t put it down. I shed a few tears when you briefly spoke about my Dad and family. Congratulations Col on a fab book 👏🏻
Kent - Finished the Kindle edition yesterday. You’re full of surprises Col! Well done.
Frances - Hi Col, just finished your book, Congratulations, I loved it, raw, honest and the last chapters made me think.
Tony - Just finished the book, bloody good read. Congratulations and by the way it is the first book I have ever read from cover to cover. Except for fishing and shooting mags of course.
Robyn - I would like to congratulate you on such a good read. I started reading it in the afternoon and didn’t put it down until I finished it at 2.30am. That’s really something for me as I am not an avid reader, I’m more of a practical person (my hands always have to be busy). Some great advise as well which I will endeavour to put into practice.