Archives: Life in Focus

Depression, Anxiety & Compassion

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

Depression, Anxiety and Compassion. Compassion, according to the dictionary (literally “to suffer together”) is: sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others. Positive Emotion If someone shows kindness, caring, and a willingness to help others, they’re showing compassion. This is a word for a very positive emotion that has to do with • Read More »

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JOB V’s Entrepreneur

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

Job V's Entrepreneur

JOB V’s Entrepreneur The other day I was chatting to a person in a retail environment and she was telling me excitedly, how wonderful it was that she had stood in this shop and nobody had come in for 2 1/2 hours. She was so excited that she had done no work for approximately $50 • Read More »

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The Miracle Morning SAVERS And Your WHY #3

April 11, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

Miracle Morning and Why #3

The Miracle Morning SAVERS & WHY Last time we talked about picking a why. What do we want to change? We chose grief at losing a loved one and spoke about how we could apply the six parts of SAVERS (well 5 + exercise) to help us deal with the seven stages of grief. It • Read More »

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The Miracle Morning And Your Why #2

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

Miracle Morning and Why #3

The Miracle Morning And Your Why #2 The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod and your WHY. Previously we spoke about the SAVERS routine and the fact that this is, or can become,  a ‘way of life’. We looked at the difficulties and The Guilt involved in making it so. Other Books to Consider ‘Atomic Habits’, • Read More »

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The Miracle Morning And Your Why

April 1, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

The Miracle Morning And Your Why Recently I have been thinking about the book by Hal Elrod The Miracle Morning! His SAVERS routine is seen by many as a new ‘way of life’. I’m not sure. What is this ‘way of life’? The dictionary says: “the habits, customs and beliefs of a particular person or • 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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Miracle Morning Revisited

March 11, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Miracle Morning Revisited Miracle Morning Revisited. I do not imagine in his wildest dreams Hal intended his beautiful little SAVERS acronym, to be an added stressor to our lives. Review A complete review will be published as promised, soon. Eagles I am sure it was intended as a helper, as a way to push us • 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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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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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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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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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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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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