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Podcasting

Podcasting

Podcasting Yo friends, I am in the process of generating a whole NEW series of Podcasts. New ‘cause I haven\'t done this before. Podcasts have been ...

Combating Loneliness

Combating Loneliness

Combating Loneliness During the lock-down (The World 2020) we needed to carefully investigate our options to combat the feelings of loneliness. That ...

Loneliness On-line Living

Loneliness On-line Living

Loneliness and On-line Living Imagine yourself in 1918/19/20 anywhere in the world. This time was the era of the infamous Spanish Flu. Lasting from ...

Isolation – Lock-down & Sanity

Isolation – Lock-down & Sanity

Isolation – Lock-down And Our Sanity Recently we have been seeing a plethora of FB posts lamenting the isolation that we are all (many of us anyway) ...

Loneliness in a small town

Loneliness in a small town

Loneliness in A Small Town Loneliness defined: sadness because one has no friends or company. Synonyms: isolation, friendlessness, lack of friends ...

Resilience – Loneliness

Resilience – Loneliness

Resilience and Loneliness One of the issues surrounding resilience is that young people have it. In spades. And that is an interesting situation. ...

Stoicism – Loneliness

Stoicism – Loneliness

Stoicism and Loneliness Patrik Edlad Mental Trainer & Author “The Self-Discipline Blueprint: A Simple Guide to Beat Procrastination, Achieve ...

Loneliness Is … Blame

Loneliness Is … Blame

  Loneliness Is Blame It is sad that blame seems to be arising again. I am very sad that many humans seem to be unable to take responsibility ...

More Books Loneliness

More Books Loneliness

More Books on Loneliness Previously I posted a list of 10 books I found listed on the Internet that related to loneliness and how to overcome it, ...

We Need To Talk About Loneliness

We Need To Talk About Loneliness

Need  To Talk About Loneliness. Loneliness is A book I read a few years ago started with the words, “We need to talk about Kevin.” Well, we need to ...

Loneliness In Australia

Loneliness In Australia

Loneliness In Australia Numbers - Stats: Let’s start with a few numbers and some bits and pieces culled from around the web shall we? This part is ...

Colin Learns to Play

Colin Learns to Play

Colin Learns to Play Now that we’ve finished with the boring and the worrying stuff – the stats and all that, it’s time to have a look at some ...

Loneliness Is … Concerned

Loneliness Is … Concerned

Loneliness Is I have become increasingly concerned about the number of people professing loneliness in our society. Particularly amongst those over ...

Loneliness Is … In The Beginning

Loneliness Is … In The Beginning

Loneliness Is In The Beginning Colin Learns To Play Colin Rochford loves jumping in at the deep end. (metaphorically speaking – since he’s afraid ...

Starting a Successful Blog when you have No Clue: Gundi Gabrielle – A Review

Starting a Successful Blog when you have No Clue: Gundi Gabrielle – A Review

Starting a Successful Blog when you have No Clue: Gundi Gabrielle This book has been completely rewritten and it shows. I have pages of notes and my ...

Double Jeopardy by Aime Austin – A Review

Double Jeopardy by Aime Austin – A Review

Double Jeopardy by Aime Austin There’s a new word in the lexicon. Pantsfeelings. Cool yeah? I won’t tell you any more. You’ll see when you read it. ...

On Writing by Stephen King – A Review

On Writing by Stephen King – A Review

On Writing by Stephen King Recently I read an extremely cool little book by this famous author. It covered a fair amount of biographical data that ...

Braving Change – A Review

Braving Change – A Review

I have just finished reading your eBook, Braving Change. Congratulations; what a gem of a book you have written! It is well researched, informative ...

Australian Fires 2019-2020

Australian Fires 2019-2020

Australian Fires 2019-2020 I was having a conversation, the other day with an American friend who was quite worried about my welfare. (Thanks Mark – ...

Cruise Like A Pro

Cruise Like A Pro

Cruise Like A Pro – A Complete Guide To Carefree Cruising by Robin Gail A lovely little book. I have been on 5 cruises and still found some stuff I ...

The 60 Min Startup

The 60 Min Startup

The 60 Minute Startup: A Proven System to Start Your Business in 1 Hour a Day and Get Your First Paying Customers in 30 Days (or Less) by Ramesh ...

Petrol Prices – Ripped Off

Petrol Prices – Ripped Off

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 ...

Braving Change

Braving Change

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. ...

Reviews For – ‘Braving Change’

Reviews For – ‘Braving Change’

Cupla More Reviews For My Book – ‘Braving Change’ (Can you tell I’m a Proud First Time Author?) No Need to Fear Change – Amazon Canada Well written, ...

Millennials and COMEDY

Millennials and COMEDY

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 ...

Braving Change – Colin Rochford

Braving Change – Colin Rochford

Braving Change - Colin Rochford Reviewed By: Mamta Madhavan Review Rating: 5 Stars - Congratulations on your 5-star review! Reviewed for Readers’ ...

How to Stop Overthinking Charles P Carlton

How to Stop Overthinking Charles P Carlton

How to Stop Overthinking - 8 Proven, Practical Techniques to End Anxiety, Stop Negative Thinking, Overcome Worrying and Live a Healthier, Happier ...

Eat That Frog Brian Tracy

Eat That Frog Brian Tracy

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 ...

The Art of Art

The Art of Art

The Art of Art What is art? I mean all kinds of art. Visual (including drawing, painting, sculpture), performing (including music & theatre,, ...

Religion is The Opiate of the Masses

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 ...

It’s My Body

It’s My Body “It’s my body – I should be able to do with it what I want.” or something like that a young woman was reported as saying recently. She ...

Writing Everyday

Writing Everyday

Writing Everyday Writing, journaling or scribing as Hal Elrod calls it in The Miracle Morning, is the final task in the SAVERS morning routine. ...

The Teacher will Appear

The Teacher Will Appear When the Student is Ready the Teacher Will Appear – Tao Ti Ching. Early Writing For approx 50 years, maybe more, I have ...

How To Overcome The Fear Of Change

How To Overcome The Fear Of Change

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 ...

Goal Setting And How To Do It

Goal Setting And How To Do It

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 ...

Rollercoaster

Rollercoaster

Rollercoaster I dunno about you, but my life goes through a lot of ups and downs. Ups & Downs You know what I mean? You are moving through life ...

Quick to Blame

Quick to Blame

Quick to Blame Recently I have noticed, particularly in electronic conversations, (email and text) the tendency to correct others and lay blame. I ...

Mansfield Live A Podcast

Mansfield Live A Podcast

Podcasting I met a man Bojangles and ...– no that wasn’t his name and it’s not mine. Names don’t matter, but he was in a pub and we spoke a bit ...

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits by James Clear

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 ...

Fiverr

Fiverr

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 ’ ...

Time, I Don’t Have Enough

Time, I Don’t Have Enough

Time, I Don’t Have Enough. Every time this excuse is given when a person is asked to do something – EVERY time, it is an excuse. It is worse – it is ...

Fear Mongering

Fear Mongering

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 ...

Writing Every Day – Journaling

Writing Every Day – Journaling

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 ...

Downsizing Minimalist Approach

Downsizing Minimalist Approach

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. ...

Fear of Change eBook

Fear of Change eBook

“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 ...

Coffee

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 ...

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

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

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. ...

New Kind of Alarm Clock

New Kind of Alarm Clock

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 ...

Terror by Ty Patterson

Terror by Ty Patterson

Terror by Ty Patterson As with all other books by this author, I approach this one with glee. I loved it. The storyline was tight and interesting. ...

Want More – Be Grateful

Want More – Be Grateful

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, ...

Values – Be A Better Person

Values – Be A Better Person

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 ...

Retirement, Redundancy – Life Plan

Retirement, Redundancy – Life Plan

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 ...

Alter-Egos and Personal Development

Alter-Egos and Personal Development

Alter-Egos and Personal Development Hands up if you have heard of this concept? Nope. Me neither. Let’s have a look at what it means. And how it ...

Out of Luck – Kendall Talbot

Out of Luck – Kendall Talbot

Out of Luck by Kendall Talbot About halfway through this book I suddenly thought, “I really want this girl to succeed in her quest”, and then I re ...

Neville Goddard’s Revision Technique

Neville Goddard’s Revision Technique

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. ...

The Broken Mother By Thomas Fincham

The Broken Mother By Thomas Fincham

The Broken Mother By Thomas Fincham Wow, another great read from this author who gets better and better with every outing. Hard to talk about this ...

Learning. What Did You Learn Today?

Learning. What Did You Learn Today? Just been reading about Metropolitan Opera star Rise Stevens, an American operatic mezzo-soprano. Beginning in ...

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

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 ...

The Ego & Positive Thinking

The Ego & Positive Thinking

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 ...

Published Author

Published Author

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 ...

Goals, Change and and Process Improvement

Goals, Change and and Process Improvement

A book I recently read about Change, called “Switch” by brothers ‘Chip and Dan Heath’ mentioned some research they had encountered in relation to ...

Judging, Judgment of Others

Judging, Judgment of Others

Judging Judging another person by making assumptions or expressing uncalled for opinions, usually negative, often when the other person is not there ...

Some Great Book Suggestions

Some Great Book Suggestions

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 ...

The Miracle Morning For Writers by Hal Elrod & Steve Scott

The Miracle Morning For Writers by Hal Elrod & Steve Scott

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.”, ...

Depression, Anxiety & Compassion

Depression, Anxiety & Compassion

Depression, Anxiety and Compassion. Compassion, according to the dictionary (literally “to suffer together”) is: sympathetic pity and concern for ...

JOB V’s Entrepreneur

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 ...

The Miracle Morning SAVERS And Your WHY #3

The Miracle Morning SAVERS And Your 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 ...

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

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, ...

Killing Time by Elleby Harper

Killing Time by Elleby Harper

Killing Time by Elleby Harper Gee, there\'s not much you can say about this one without giving away too much. It\'s a very intricate and very ...

The Miracle Morning And Your Why #2

The Miracle Morning And Your Why #2

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 ...

The Miracle Morning And Your Why

The Miracle Morning And Your Why

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 ...

Career Change Strategy

Career Change Strategy

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 ...

Kindle Best Seller Publishing

Kindle Best Seller Publishing

Kindle Best Seller Publishing by Gundi Gabrielle Kindle Best Seller Publishing. Can I just say wow? 200 pages of step by step information. I’d Like ...

Change Your Life for Good PAME Code

Change Your Life for Good PAME Code

Change Your Life for Good with the PAME Code of Purpose, Action, Momentum, and Energy: You Can Do It, Book 1 by Dr. E V. Estacio In spite of the ...

The Imposter Syndrome Remedy

The Imposter Syndrome Remedy

The Imposter Syndrome Remedy By E.V. Estacio The Imposter Syndrome has it all. It starts out with definitions and goes through the theory of ...

You Started Your Blog

You Started Your Blog

You Started Your Blog by Gundi Gabrielle You Started Your Blog – Now What...? Wow. Gundi Gabrielle a 10 times #1 best selling author, entrepreneur ...

Miracle Morning Revisited

Miracle Morning Revisited

Miracle Morning Revisited Miracle Morning Revisited. I do not imagine in his wildest dreams Hal intended his beautiful little SAVERS acronym, to be ...

Finding Yourself

Finding Yourself

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Change and The Miracle Morning

Change and The Miracle Morning

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 ...

What is this Change of which you Speak?

What is this Change of which you Speak?

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 ...

Change is Different

Change is Different

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 ...

CHANGE – Cannot be Avoided

CHANGE – Cannot be Avoided

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 ...

Passive Income Freedom – 23 ways

Passive Income Freedom – 23 ways

Passive Income Freedom – 23 ways. Passive Income Freedom. Yes. Give me some of that. This book started extremely well.  Gundi gave us her; ...

Loose Lips Sink Ships – Negative Self-talk

Loose Lips Sink Ships – Negative Self-talk

Loose Lips Sink Ships - Negative Self-Talk Especially if they are engaged in Negative Self-Talk. Hmmmm. It all starts from childhood and our. ...

Fear Is Not My Enemy

Fear Is Not My Enemy

Fear Is Not My Enemy: The PAME Code To Retrain Your Brain From Fear To Courage And An Amazing Life! (Psychology In Your Life Book 3) By Dr Emee Vida ...

Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood by Tom Purcell

Misadventures of a 1970s Childhood by Tom Purcell

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 ...

Feel The Fear & Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers

Feel The Fear & Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers

Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers. Feel The Fear! This fits into the \'Book that Intimidates Me\' part of my life. I have had it on my ...

Nightmare Sally – by Renee Pawlish

Nightmare Sally – by Renee Pawlish

Nightmare Sally - The Reed Ferguson Mystery Series Book #15 by Renee Pawlish Nightmare Sally – really? However, I very much enjoyed this story it ...

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker Secrets of the Millionaire Mind reveals the missing link between wanting success and achieving it! ...

Malcolm Gladwell – Outliers

Malcolm Gladwell – Outliers

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. Malcolm Gladwell a Canadian Journalist of “The Tipping Point: How little things can make a difference” fame, a book he ...

Corktown by Ty Hutchinson

Corktown by Ty Hutchinson

Corktown (Abby Kane FBI Thriller book 1) by Ty Hutchinson. Abby Kane is going to be a part of my life for some time I am sure. This was an extremely ...

The Falling Girl by Thomas Fincham

The Falling Girl by Thomas Fincham

The Falling Girl by Thomas Fincham – A Review Sometimes I comment, in reviews, about the convoluted plots, the fairly large cast of characters, and ...

Life Plan – How to write

Life Plan – How to write

Life Plan - What is it? A life plan is a detailed description of your decisions, intentions, hopes and dreams for your future. Educational pursuits, ...

Out of Mind by Kendall Talbot

Out of Mind by Kendall Talbot

Out of Mind by Kendall Talbot Another one of Kendall Talbot\'s romantic adventure stories. This one with a couple of different strings to its bow. ...

Entitlement in Our Society Today

Entitlement in Our Society Today

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, ...

Get A Mentor #2

Get A Mentor #2

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 ...

Get A Mentor #1

Get A Mentor #1

A Mentor. You need one. I don’t know how many times I have been told, “You need a mentor.” So what the hell is a mentor? And how do you get one? ...

Starting a Successful Blog when you have NO CLUE!: 7 Steps to WordPress Bliss…. (Beginner Internet Marketing Series Book 2) by Gundi Gabrielle

Starting a Successful Blog when you have NO CLUE!: 7 Steps to WordPress Bliss…. (Beginner Internet Marketing Series Book 2) by Gundi Gabrielle

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 ...

Nothing Changes By Sitting On Your Hands

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 ...

Cheaper by the Dozen

Cheaper by the Dozen

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 ...

A Common Error Indie Authors Make

A Common Error Indie Authors Make

          Firstly, one of the most common. This error is everywhere when people write. Lay Lady Lay. A few words from Face ...

The Pareto Principle And Decision Making

The Pareto Principle And Decision Making

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 ...

So Much To Do

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 ...

Return of The Force. Energy Flow – What’s next?

Return of The Force. Energy Flow – What\'s next? The last week or so I have examined in a little detail the reality or not of an energy force within ...

Martial Arts And The Force

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 ...

Auras And Kirlian Photography – Energy

Can We See Force / Energy Fields? I have written about energy and force fields and stuff like that. But do they actually exist? Or are they just ...

May The Energy Force Be With You

What is this energy force of which we speak? As a follow-up from the helping others post of the other day, I thought I\'d have a look at this whole ...

Helping Others

Helping Others Some of you may have been aware of my eye problems recently. I have been afflicted over the last few months with cataracts in both ...

Idlay and the DVD’s

The Milk of Human Kindness I have to write this. In some way I hope that the woman who is the subject of this doesn’t see it as she will be, ...

Crewing – Tony Robbins Sydney 2015

Unleash The Power Within Well. Can\'t say too much or I\'ll have to kill you. Or they\'ll kill me. Or all of the above. Secrecy I signed a secrecy ...

BARTERCARD Australia Revokes Voucher Many Months After Service Has Been Provided.

CANI In the interests of CANI (Constant And Never-ending Improvement) I submit the following for your information. Bartercard Australia Many months ...

Rules and Public Venues. Stupid

Stupid This is me. Colin. Not Jillian and not Career Change Strategies. And it is possibly a wee bit of a rant. Are we ready for a rant? Al-right. ...

Life After The Death of A Much Loved Partner

When someone Dies I, unfortunately, attended a funeral the other day of a chap I have known for about 30 years or so. It was a sad affair as these ...

What Did You Learn Today?

Today I learned that the ancient Persian Sufi adage: \"This Too Shall Pass\" is the doorway to enlightenment; and a pathway to the wonder of a life ...

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

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 ...

Shocked and Saddened

OMG! Shocked and Saddened! Last Sunday afternoon as I was leaving the Dandenong market just after 3.00pm, I waved cheerio and sang out, “See ya next ...

Battles V’s Challenges

Battles The best battle, Sun Tzu says, is the battle that is won without being fought. One dictionary definition is: An encounter between opposing ...

What Did You Learn today?

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 ...

Bringing up Children V’s Being a Good Salesperson?

Have you ever thought of the similarities between these two? Between children and customers? Just as an example: Try shouting at a baby/child to ...

An open letter to Mr James Patterson.

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 ...

Introduction

Hi, Here you will see interesting (I hope) stuff that I feel the need to publish from time to time. Sometimes it will be for fun, occasionally it ...

Your Success book for Mithra Publishing

My Well-Being Magazine  Today I submitted a proposal for a chapter in a compilation style book to be published digitally and in paperback. I was ...