Archives: Life in Focus

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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Writing Every Day – Journaling

July 18, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Writing Every Day – Journaling I find I don’t think about my daily writing task all that much. I just start writing and it kinda flows. I don’t have an agenda, although I sometimes, like today, reflect on a conversation I had a few days ago and wonder what I did/said that was capable of • Read More »

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Downsizing Minimalist Approach

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

Downsizing – The Minimalist Approach Recently, I have stopped (or am in the process of stopping) a lot of the things I have been doing around town. Not because I don’t enjoy them, but because with so much happening I was beginning to let people down. And this was a huge let-down for me. You • Read More »

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Fear of Change eBook

July 11, 2019 | By Colin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

“Fear of Change” eBook Within the next 6 weeks or so I will be publishing my first full book. (I already have a published chapter in the book of which I spoke in an earlier post). All Me, Quotes and History This will be just me. And a lot of quotes from, I guess you’d • Read More »

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Coffee

July 10, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Coffee Yesterday I was chatting with an Aboriginal woman who was telling me how upset she was with a comment from a chap sometime earlier who had said, “No way. You’re not an Aborigine. You are too white.” After telling him she would return with her boomerang and spear made from her family tree, she • Read More »

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ARE YOU A CARROT, AN EGG, OR A COFFEE BEAN?

July 9, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

ARE YOU A CARROT, AN EGG, OR A COFFEE BEAN? A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It • Read More »

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Want More – Be Grateful

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

Want More – Be Grateful Two things have come to mind today that we need to talk about. Why do we often want more? And as the obverse of this coin, why are we not grateful for what we have? Nothing Just the other day, I woke-up feeling that I wanted to do NOTHING. For • Read More »

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Values – Be A Better Person

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

Values: How To Be A Better Person Using Values Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values. Ayn Rand 1905 – 1982, US Russian-born novelist and Philosopher. Values are often founded on our beliefs and the rules we associate to these. Values are what we have decided to hold • Read More »

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Retirement, Redundancy – Life Plan

June 20, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Retirement, Redundancy – Life Plan How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Title stolen from a movie which was a 1964 black comedy that satirized the cold war fears of a nuclear conflict between the USSR and the USA. But the fear of life after retirement or worse, redundancy is even greater. • Read More »

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Neville Goddard’s Revision Technique

June 13, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Goddard - Revision

Neville Goddard’s Revision Technique. Go back and change the past in your mind. See things that didn’t go so well; working the way you had planned. It talks about editing the memories in your mind so that any time in the future that this or a similar situation arises, you will only see the positive • 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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Goals, Change and and Process Improvement

May 29, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

A book I recently read about Change, called “Switch” by brothers ‘Chip and Dan Heath’ mentioned some research they had encountered in relation to popcorn – discussing how the size of a popcorn bucket influenced the amount a person would  eat, even if the smallest quantity was more than enough; and more importantly, even if • 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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