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Petrol Prices – Ripped Off

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

Petrol Prices – Ripped Off Recently I have been noticing a bit of activity on Social Media where people are commenting that they feel ripped-off by gas/petrol prices in particular, but in reality, they are thinking, I believe, on a larger scale. Gas/petrol is just one of the most visible. Let’s declare that we are • Read More »

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Braving Change

November 18, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Writing.

For those who enjoy Who Moved My Cheese – November 16, 2019 Change is unavoidable and it seems to get harder to deal with the more I fight it. Braving Change has let me look at change through different eyes. My resistance has been worn down through the author’s words of wisdom. For people who • Read More »

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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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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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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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New Kind of Alarm Clock

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

New Kind of Alarm Clock I’ve found a new Alarm Clock. I think. My bladder. Backtrack Let’s go back for a moment. Recently I’ve been following my doctor’s orders (no mean feat in itself) and doing my level best to drink approx 2 litres of water each day. Unfortunately, (or perhaps fortunately as you’ll see • Read More »

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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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The Ego & Positive Thinking

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

The Ego & Positive Thinking Today I want to talk again about positive thinking. I’ve been reading ‘The Power Of Now’ by ‘Eckardt Tolle’ and it is wonderful. He talks about the equality of opposites. What? He goes on – he mentions ego – quite a lot. In fact he maintains that “ego” which we • Read More »

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Some Great Book Suggestions

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

Powerful Words

Books to read that may CHANGE YOUR LIFE Friends, I read a lotta books, many in the self-help genre. Many of these have caused me to change my life in some way. Some by doing something differently, some by stopping doing something, and a few by adding something to the way I live my life. • 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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The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

April 9, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

The Miracle Morning Hal Elrod I have lost count of how many books I reckon have changed my life. I guess they all have in a way, but none, not one, has had the effect The Miracle Morning The Six Habits That Will Transform Your Life Before 8.00am, has had. Up at 7.00am Imagine a • 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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