Archives: Focus

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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Values – Integrity & Trust

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

Values – Integrity & Trust   Today we talk about values. And the two I am going to discuss are Trust and Integrity. Wikipedia: Integrity Integrity is the practice of being honest and showing consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and • Read More »

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Agentic – Leadership Style

December 12, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Agentic – Leadership Style Agenetic. I learned a new word today. Quite a simple word, but seems to have two almost opposite meanings. Let’s investigate. Wikipedia: Agentic leadership derives from the term agency. This leadership style is generally found in the business field by a person who is respected by subordinates. This person demonstrates assertiveness, • 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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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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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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Writing Everyday

September 2, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

Writing Everyday Writing, journaling or scribing as Hal Elrod calls it in The Miracle Morning, is the final task in the SAVERS morning routine. Daily Thoughts The idea is to put down on paper with an actual pen or pencil some thoughts, on a daily basis. Hal Elrod gives you a number of options in • 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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