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Neither Borrower Nor Lender Be

December 30, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Neither A Borrower Nor A Lender Be Neither A Borrower Nor A Lender Be. What does this actually mean? Where is it from and how does it relate to our lives at the moment? Shakespeare It is a Shakespearean quote: Polonius in Act-I, Scene-III of the play, Hamlet, counsels his son Laertes before he embarks • Read More »

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Left Wing – Right Wing

December 7, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

Left-Wing – Right-Wing Generally, the left-wing is characterized by an emphasis on “ideas such as liberty, equality, fraternity, rights, progress, reform, and internationalism”, while the right-wing is characterized by an emphasis on “notions such as authority, hierarchy, order, duty, tradition, reaction and nationalism”. Wikipedia Opposites Now it might surprise you but these can be seen • Read More »

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Situational Awareness

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

Situational Awareness Situational Awareness is a term I have recently become aware of thanks to a FB conversation with a somewhat right-winged Texan. Judgment Now judgment is something I work hard to avoid as I believe that unless you have lived another person’s life, walked in their shoes if you will, then you don’t really • Read More »

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How to Stop Overthinking Charles P Carlton

October 30, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

How to Stop Overthinking – 8 Proven, Practical Techniques to End Anxiety, Stop Negative Thinking, Overcome Worrying and Live a Healthier, Happier Life – Charles P Carlton Powerful Cover Wow. This book started with an extremely POWERFUL cover design. Loved it. Much of what was covered, I thought I knew, but as I continued I • 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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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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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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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 | 1 Comment | 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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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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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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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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Depression, Anxiety & Compassion

April 19, 2019 | By Colin | 2 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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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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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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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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