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Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

June 3, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes With apologies to David Bowie. I have noticed (isn’t it strange how things on our mind come to the fore in other parts of our lives?), a few videos on Facebook about change recently; Mel Robbins & Russell Brand to name just two. And also a large number of posts about life in the • Read More »

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Published Author

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

Published Author Being a Published Author is supposed to be of great assistance in furthering your career as a writer. I reckon that means you have to tell people about this published bit? Right? There is a book published in 2015. Success Unlimited – The Key to Unlocking the Secrets of Success, Kizzi Nkwocha (Ed), • Read More »

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Affirmations Morning Routine

May 24, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Morning Routine Affirmations Purpose My life’s purpose is to ADD VALUE to the lives of others, which starts with achieving everything I want in my own life, and never settling for less than I can be, do, or have so that I can ‘pay it forward’ and learn through experience how to help others to • Read More »

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5 Key Take-Aways 7 Favourite Self-Help / Personal-Development Books

May 5, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

5 Take-Aways – 7 Favourite Books Soon we will look at 5 Key Take-Aways from the each of the 7 books in the first list of my favourite books, that will be sent to those who already subscribe to my mailing list and, automatically, to ALL who subscribers going forward. Completely free. This post is • Read More »

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The Miracle Morning For Writers by Hal Elrod & Steve Scott

April 20, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

Miracle Morning For Writers

The Miracle Morning For Writers by Hal Elrod and Steve Scott Sub-titled “How To Build A Writing Ritual That Increases Your Impact And Your Income.”, this is a book for all budding writers. I am more than ¾ through this wonderful book and have highlights on almost every page. Many pages I ended up tagging • Read More »

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Career Change Strategy

March 21, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

Career Change Strategies Plan A Career Change Strategy is just that: a plan relating to changes in a career. Does this mean changing a job? What is a career anyway? What is a Career? We need to establish this before we talk about change. A job is, simply put, swapping time for money. Jobs can • Read More »

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Change and The Miracle Morning

March 7, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

The Miracle Morning & Change. Change is on the horizon. What if? What if you could miraculously wake up tomorrow and any – or every area of your life was transformed? Notice the diffences. What would have changed? Would you be happier? Healthier? More successful? In better shape? Would you have more energy? Less Stress? • Read More »

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What is this Change of which you Speak?

March 4, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

What is Change? What is Change? Today we will look at our plans for these articles, and what is likely to be on the list to be discussed. Changes Are Everywhere Changes, as we have already become aware, are everywhere. Over the next weeks, months even years perhaps, I am going to discuss different types • Read More »

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Change is Different

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

Change is Different We are going to talk about change again today. In it’s most basic form it is just another word for different. You wake up one morning to blue sky, wake up the next to clouds. The sky is different. It has changed. The weather has changed. We as humans need to adjust • Read More »

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CHANGE – Cannot be Avoided

February 19, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

CHANGE Change is the only event in life we can’t escape. The only part of our lives we must face each and every day. They say taxes and death fit this bill but taxes you can minimise; (or avoid depending on your morals), and you can cheat the Grim Reaper for a long time with • Read More »

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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

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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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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Entitlement in Our Society Today

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

Entitled

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, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

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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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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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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