Archives: Life in Focus

Australian Fires 2019-2020

January 11, 2020 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

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 – much appreciated – I am very grateful for friends like you even all the way around the other side of the world). He was hoping that we were OK and • 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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Cruise Ship Liability

December 17, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Cruise Ship Liability Cruise Ship Liability. The recent disaster in New Zealand is close to my heart being that N.Z is my place of birth. Now, at the outset, I must say I have not researched what I am about to say in any great depth, but have just skimmed a few Google news alerts • 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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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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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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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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Loneliness in a small town

August 23, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Loneliness

Loneliness in A Small Town Loneliness defined: sadness because one has no friends or company. Synonyms: isolation, friendlessness, lack of friends/companions, forsakenness, abandonment, rejection. The other day I read an interview with a woman who was explaining how hard it had been for her to assimilate into life here in regional Victoria, Australia in our • 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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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 | 2 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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