You are the Writer

September 26, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

You are the Writer Something happened to me today that I have to tell you about. Writer After my yoga class, a woman came up to me and said these words, “You are the writer? I’ve heard about you from a mutual acquaintance.” I gulped and after a tiny but probably noticeably awkward pause, I • Read More »

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Religion is The Opiate of the Masses

September 23, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Religion is the Opiate of the Masses Karl Marx “Religion is the opium of the people”, wrote Karl Marx in 1843, often paraphrased as the ‘opiate of the masses’ as above. I was reminded of this today while discussing life and other things with a friend whom I was visiting in the hospital. Catholic Not • Read More »

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It’s My Body

September 5, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion.

It’s My Body “It’s my body – I should be able to do with it what I want.” or something like that a young woman was reported as saying recently. She was arguing that the operation she wanted, ‘tubal ligation’ was not allowed because she was too young and might change her mind at a • Read More »

Writing Everyday

September 2, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

Writing Everyday Writing, journaling or scribing as Hal Elrod calls it in The Miracle Morning, is the final task in the SAVERS morning routine. Daily Thoughts The idea is to put down on paper with an actual pen or pencil some thoughts, on a daily basis. Hal Elrod gives you a number of options in • Read More »

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The Teacher will Appear

August 26, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

The Teacher Will Appear When the Student is Ready the Teacher Will Appear – Tao Ti Ching. Early Writing For approx 50 years, maybe more, I have wanted to be a writer. When I was at teachers’ college in Dunedin N.Z. and we went on a family holiday to the resort town of Queenstown, for • Read More »

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Loneliness in a small town

August 23, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Loneliness

Loneliness in A Small Town Loneliness defined: sadness because one has no friends or company. Synonyms: isolation, friendlessness, lack of friends/companions, forsakenness, abandonment, rejection. The other day I read an interview with a woman who was explaining how hard it had been for her to assimilate into life here in regional Victoria, Australia in our • Read More »

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How To Overcome The Fear Of Change

August 19, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

How to Overcome Fear Of Change FOC not FOMO, but Fear Of Change. It is a thing, and it even has its own word. Metathesiophobia. Breakfast We all like routine. Hell, I have the same 3 pieces of grain bread toast every morning. Lashings of ‘unhealthy’ butter, 2 slices with honey and one with vegemite. • Read More »

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Goal Setting And How To Do It

August 15, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

Goal Setting And How To Do It I have reached a goal. I have finished the first draft of my book. Apart from telling everyone I can think of about the book, in order to cement the ‘doing’ of it into my psyche, I am working on it as often as I can. The chapter • Read More »

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Quick to Blame

August 8, 2019 | By Colin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Quick to Blame Recently I have noticed, particularly in electronic conversations, (email and text) the tendency to correct others and lay blame. I have had this criticism levelled at me a couple of times during the last year or so, “You always make out that you are right and others are wrong. You correct people • Read More »

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Atomic Habits by James Clear

August 1, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones. Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results. A revolutionary system to get 1 per cent better every day People think when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He • Read More »

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Fiverr

July 31, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

Fiverr G’day. Interesting. I just said the word Fiverr when I started this article which I read into Evernote; and Evernote knew to put the extra ‘r’. More about that in a moment. Affiliate Today I joined Fiverr as an affiliate. Now I don’t know if this affiliate business is a new thing or not. • Read More »

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Fear Mongering

July 22, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

Fear Mongering Fear mongering in particular on social media with a side serving of the news. Agenda I think the main problem is figuring out what the agenda is for those were stirring up the fear. For politicians, it’s easy to understand. Fear will help them get elected and then they will have power and • Read More »

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Writing Every Day – Journaling

July 18, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Writing Every Day – Journaling I find I don’t think about my daily writing task all that much. I just start writing and it kinda flows. I don’t have an agenda, although I sometimes, like today, reflect on a conversation I had a few days ago and wonder what I did/said that was capable of • Read More »

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Downsizing Minimalist Approach

July 15, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Downsizing – The Minimalist Approach Recently, I have stopped (or am in the process of stopping) a lot of the things I have been doing around town. Not because I don’t enjoy them, but because with so much happening I was beginning to let people down. And this was a huge let-down for me. You • Read More »

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Fear of Change eBook

July 11, 2019 | By Colin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

“Fear of Change” eBook Within the next 6 weeks or so I will be publishing my first full book. (I already have a published chapter in the book of which I spoke in an earlier post). All Me, Quotes and History This will be just me. And a lot of quotes from, I guess you’d • Read More »

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