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Kia Ora, from New Zealand, friends and colleagues,Quaint English Phrase Yes so I have had a recent revelation and realisation that has caused some significant soul-searching and a wee change of direction and emphasis.Not constructive to go into detail, prefer to let everyone find their own way in their own time.The upshot is that my posts on here will become considerably less frequent and as a result my recently adorned ambassadorship will be made available for another, I am sure, infinitely mo
May 22, 2020
Kia Ora, from New Zealand Friends and ColleaguesBecoming a WriterI have a marvellous old book in my technical writing library, with the above title, which was written by Dorothea Brande in 1934.The wisdom imparted within it, is as true now as it was then. I have borrowed from its principles to address some issues that most of us face at some time during our writing careers.Although it is written specifically for those who wish to pursue fiction as a writing career, there are many aspects that a
May 21, 2020
Kia Ora, from New Zealand, friends and colleaguesSome thoughts on a little dark place I have been in for about 9 daysA Lesson in FrailtyI posted my 120 day Stats in this Blog 10 days ago when I had just about achieved everything I had expected to in 120 days, and actually a wee bit more, as due to my 40% conversion rate from referrals I was in profit for my outlay (modest as it is) for my subscription.I had also just that very day received my first Amazon commission from my book reviews on my P
Kia Ora, from New Zealand, friends and colleaguesLife NarrativeIf we think of our lives as narrative, as stories we write, then have we considered what the next chapter theme will be, and how they next chapter is to have real meaning for us? Carrying on with my values theme, of the last four posts, this fifth in the series suggests that we might look at our values as extension of our narratives. Our values are where we draw the themes from, that provide the meaningful threads of our lives stor
Kia Ora, from New Zealand Friends and ColleaguesGetting at Our ValuesOften, an effective way of understanding our own value set, is to take stock of who our heroes are.Many of us, may never have thought about who our heroes are, but they will be there in the sub-conscious.We tend to choose, as our heroes, those people who display the characteristics we admire and ourselves aspire to. It follows then, that this a potential route to identifying and establishing our personal value set.So if we ask
Kia Ora, from New Zealand, friends and ColleaguesVitality MindsetDo the activities and decisions, that you are involved in make you want to spring out of bed each morning?We might take the time to consider that taking a playful approach to what we are doing, (we could perhaps describe it as the game of business) absolutely does not trivialise what we are doing; it rather has the effect of vitalising our activity and making it far more interesting.We can choose what is meaningful, in a way that
Kia Ora, from New Zealand, friends and colleaguesWhat is a Sense of EnoughAs human beings we are able to develop values through our capabilities as verbal, symbolic creatures who are capable of imagining things that have never been. This allows us to think, in a creative way, about how we might advance a current situation into an improved state of affairs or circumstances.We are blessed with the exquisite power of language, a tool which we use, to analyse and describe ours’, and others&rs
Kia Ora, Good Evening, from New Zealand, Friends and ColleaguesInspired by Psychology TodayChildren at PlayWhen children play they will usually pretend that getting to the tree before they get tagged is monumentally important. They will in those next few moments of the game give every ounce of their soul and being to not getting tagged. They will run as hard as they can, laughing and screaming, not because it actually is critical, but because they are pretending with all of their being that i
May 15, 2020
Kia OraGood afternoon, From New Zealand, friends and colleagues,There was a really great WA post recently, from a very experienced and successful super affiliate member EricCantu.In this post Eric spoke about the search bar just above here 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻This set me to thinking about our learning behaviours and things that we can do to improve the effectiveness and sp
May 14, 2020
Kia OraGood afternoon from New Zealand Friends and ColleaguesI have seen quite a few cries for help in relation to writers' block of late and I thought I would share some more of the learnings that I received in my time working with published best-selling British author Margaret Graham.I did a residential writing retreat with Margaret about 15 years ago and learned a great deal from her that I put into practice regularly with all of my writing styles or projects.The BlockThe good news, if you s