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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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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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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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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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So Much To Do

December 9, 2017 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

So much to do. I find that making lists is a fine old way to procrastinate. The dad joke of the century is: “I will put off procrastinating until tomorrow.” But it’s true. If we can find a way, anyway, to allow some event, or task, to control us to the extent that we put • Read More »

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Jillian 33 – Some Writing Notes

November 23, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Writing tips from Our Jillian For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ Writing has been on my mind. Lately I have been reading a lot of free books on my kindle. They are promotions mostly by newer authors and some of them are fantastic. Some of them fail the very first test of • Read More »

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Martial Arts And The Force

November 15, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion.

Go No Sen; Sen No Sen; SenSen No Sen To start, these three terms refer to the different kinds of timing used in dealing with an attacker in budo training. The timing of the response to an attack in generally, aikido and they came from O-Sensei Ueshiba Morihei, Founder of Aikido. Budo The modern budō • Read More »

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The 500 Words A Day Challenge

September 18, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Writing.

Some of you may have seen the Facebook notification when I signed up for this 500 words per day writing challenge. It is awesome You go for the passion. You ignore the other stuff. The guy who runs this challenge says the power is in the process. You show up. You write 500 words a • Read More »

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Ego – A Book Review: A New Earth: Create a Better Life – Eckhart Tolle

August 13, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

At the time of writing, I have to say it is probably the best book of its kind, I have read for a long time. Ego can be a DIRTY WORD. Why? I have not even finished Chapter 3 and am completely blown away by the content. Mr Tolle has taken me and given me • Read More »

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What Did You Learn today?

July 28, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

One of our core needs is to grow. Growth comes from: New stuff. Old stuff with a new perspective. Something completely out of left field. Mistakes that show you why or how something didn’t work. Words that had the opposite effect from what was expected Words that had a different effect from your expectations Feedback • Read More »

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An open letter to Mr James Patterson.

May 8, 2015 | By Colin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

The other night in Melbourne, Australia (May 6th 2015), I went to see you at the Atheneum theatre. I was enthralled. You were awesome, and you were personally inspiring. I loved your relaxed laid-back (Australian?) attitude. I loved your answers to the interviewer’s questions. I loved how you extended the questions from the audience and • Read More »

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