Passive Income Freedom – 23 ways

January 2, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Thought Leadership.

Passive Income Freedom – 23 ways. Passive Income Freedom. Yes. Give me some of that. This book started extremely well.  Gundi gave us her credentials; why we should believe that she has the goods. No boasting. Probs there could have been a bit more boasting, because she’s obviously very good at what she does. And • Read More »

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Loose Lips Sink Ships – Negative Self-talk

December 21, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Loose Lips Sink Ships – Negative Self-Talk Especially if they are engaged in Negative Self-Talk. Hmmmm. It all starts from childhood and our parents. Doesn’t it always? YES! NO Research has told us that a young child, in the first 3 years of life, has heard the word NO more often than any other word • Read More »

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Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood by Tom Purcell

December 8, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews.

Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood: My David Cassidy Hair by Tom Purcell Misadventures, this book includes 16 vignettes of life in the 70’s for the author, as remembered more than 40 years later. It covers such wondrous events as bike jumps, sled vengeance, puppy love, the dog that ran away, the kid left at the • Read More »

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Nightmare Sally – by Renee Pawlish

December 6, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Writing.

Nightmare Sally – The Reed Ferguson Mystery Series Book #15 by Renee Pawlish Nightmare Sally – really? However, I very much enjoyed this story it rollicked along at a breakneck pace. The main characters were interesting and vulnerable at the same time. There seemed to be less laid back, laconic bogey style dialogue, but I guess • Read More »

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Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

December 5, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Thought Leadership.

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker Secrets of the Millionaire Mind reveals the missing link between wanting success and achieving it! This from the sales blurb on the Kindle page. This is a brilliant book. It did tell me I AM my father and that made me angry for a time. But • Read More »

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Malcolm Gladwell – Outliers

December 5, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Thought Leadership.

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. Malcolm Gladwell a Canadian Journalist of “The Tipping Point: How little things can make a difference” fame, a book he published in 2000; has gone on to write approx 5 books. I have been meaning to read one of these for some time it is called “Outliers: The Story of Success” • Read More »

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The Falling Girl by Thomas Fincham

December 4, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Writing.

The Falling Girl by Thomas Fincham – A Review Sometimes I comment, in reviews, about the convoluted plots, the fairly large cast of characters, and the fact that I find difficulty understanding where the book is going. I now realise after reading The Falling Girl by Thomas Fincham, that it has nothing whatsoever to do • Read More »

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Life Plan – How to write

December 3, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

Life Plan – What is it? A life plan is a detailed description of your decisions, intentions, hopes and dreams for your future. Educational pursuits, career aspirations, recreational interests, marital life, children and end-of-life preferences are common subjects to address in a life plan. A detailed life plan is instructive for creating greater clarity regarding • Read More »

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Out of Mind by Kendall Talbot

December 2, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews.

Out of Mind by Kendall Talbot Another one of Kendall Talbot’s romantic adventure stories. This one with a couple of different strings to it’s bow. Full of excitement, wonderful evocative imagery and a few plot twists and turns as well. An example: ‘Four layers of clothing did little to stop the frigid air from seeping into her • Read More »

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Entitlement in Our Society Today

December 1, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Sense Of Entitlement Video Entitlement? I suppose most of you have seen the YouTube video of the Millennial at a job interview? For those who haven’t it is worth a look. Millennial Job Interview This sense of entitlement is not, I believe, confined to young people of this vintage. Millennials are a cohort considered to • Read More »

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Get A Mentor #2

November 30, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Get A Mentor #2 What do I need a mentor for? Or if you consider Sir Winston Churchill a mentor: “For what do I need a Mentor? WHY We last talked about who or what a mentor might be, and we found that without knowing why you want/need a mentor, you may not be able • Read More »

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Starting a Successful Blog when you have NO CLUE!: 7 Steps to WordPress Bliss…. (Beginner Internet Marketing Series Book 2) by Gundi Gabrielle

November 27, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews.

Successful Blog by Gundi Gabrielle Successful Blog when you have NO CLUE. I liked this book. Although it wasn’t until I skipped the first half and had another look that I realised it was in the beginner series. Perhaps I should have gone for a more advanced one. But when it got to the bits • Read More »

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Nothing Changes By Sitting On Your Hands

November 22, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Have you been in a situation where things are not as you would like them to be and yet you DO NOTHING about it?  You sit on your hands? Action Unfortunately ACTION is necessary before anything changes. Change is not easy, but it is much harder if you sit on your hands. OK. Read impossible. • Read More »

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Cheaper by the Dozen

November 7, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Writing.

Cheaper By The Dozen – Frank B. Gilbreth Jr, and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey A few weeks ago someone asked me about the book that had most changed my life. A big question. One I couldn’t answer. Until a cupla days ago. I was pottering around my kitchen organising breakfast and thought when I went back • Read More »

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The Pareto Principle And Decision Making

December 13, 2017 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

The Pareto Principle And Decision Making The Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Management consultant Joseph M. Juran suggested the principle, and named it after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who noted the 80/20 connection while at University • Read More »

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