Can you identify what is odd about this halfpenny stamp depicting Columbus, and issued by the British Colony in the year 1903?


Last month's solution:
Fifteen can be counted in each direction.

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January 2000 Newsletter
Simplicity & Time


Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

 Frank Outlaw

New Additions:

Tip for the Month: Making Changes

Last month we discussed Chaos Theory and that it is about finding and identifying patterns in what appears to be confusion. Our lives operate in a similar fashion. Whether we call them habits, patterns of behaviour, paradigms or belief systems we have to be able to recognize them before we can make some changes.

Here are some of the things you can do to make changes in your patterns:

  1. Take a long hard look at figuring out what your own limiting beliefs and subsequent patterns may be.

  2. Visualize a new positive way of behaving and begin to rescript and reframe. In other words create an image of what you want things to be like and state it in a way that this has already occurred. Envision this.

  3. The best way to break a habit is to drop it.

  4. Once something (e.g. an addiction) has been terminated, it is important to replace the activity or behaviours with something more positive. Be careful that the new pattern isnít just as destructive as the old.

  5. Write down your affirmations ten times every day for twenty-eight days.

  6. One day at a time but commit to doing the new behaviours for three months.

  7. Set small milestones and targets and keep track.

  8. Celebrate every day.

Articles for the Month:

Check out this great interview with Noel Tichy on "Leadership Through Focused Drive".  It really is about the demands on our time and how we need to learn to simplify the key issues. 

Next Month:  Learning to see the forest instead of the trees.

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