Archives: Musings and Ideas for Discussion

Millennials and COMEDY

November 6, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Millennials and COMEDY Recently I watched a short clip where a TV host called on a young woman, born in 2002 (a millennial whose cohort was born between 1980 and 2000 approx) and asked her to perform 3 timed tasks which most born before this time would have done with ease. Map Folding No, that’s • Read More »

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Braving Change – Colin Rochford

October 31, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

Braving Change – Colin Rochford Reviewed By: Mamta Madhavan Review Rating: 5 Stars – Congratulations on your 5-star review! Reviewed for Readers’ Favorite Change is constant Change is constant but there are many people out there who feel intimidated by change and find it difficult to accept change. Braving Change: 5 Steps to Overcoming your • Read More »

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How to Stop Overthinking Charles P Carlton

October 30, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

How to Stop Overthinking – 8 Proven, Practical Techniques to End Anxiety, Stop Negative Thinking, Overcome Worrying and Live a Healthier, Happier Life – Charles P Carlton Powerful Cover Wow. This book started with an extremely POWERFUL cover design. Loved it. Much of what was covered, I thought I knew, but as I continued I • Read More »

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Eat That Frog Brian Tracy

October 30, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Eat That Frog – Brian Tracy A short book in the procrastination genre. Not to be missed. One thing I notice as I read the many self-help books available out there is the fact that they are all as special as the people reading them. Resonate Some resonate immediately and qualify for the “Changed My • Read More »

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The Art of Art

October 28, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

The Art of Art What is art? I mean all kinds of art. Visual (including drawing, painting, sculpture), performing (including music & theatre, mime, statue etc), and design (including architectural, decoration) to name a few to start with. Categories And, of course, each of these very broad categories has so many layers below them we • Read More »

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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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