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So Much To Do

December 9, 2017 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

So much to do. I find that making lists is a fine old way to procrastinate. The dad joke of the century is: “I will put off procrastinating until tomorrow.” But it’s true. If we can find a way, anyway, to allow some event, or task, to control us to the extent that we put • Read More »

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Oh Dear. Such a Long, Long time.

February 16, 2017 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

I’ll be back soon. Been in hospital for a long time from late September until Dec 1st.  3 different hospitals. Recuperating in Melbourne with occasional visit to my ‘tree change’ country abode. Not ready to live there full time as yet, but soon. Still some issues to manage.  but we are on the mend. Picking • Read More »

What’s it all about? We are in Control of our lives!

April 15, 2016 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Thought Leadership, Writing.

I had my leg over the edge. 22nd floor. St Kilda Rd. Up and Over I was going to do it this time. Jump off the building. After the bankruptcy, the retrenchment and the Government taking almost all my payout, there was nothing left. It was hopeless. I had even lost the $1M insurance policy I • Read More »

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Jillian 35 – Paradigm Shift

January 31, 2016 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Jillian 35 – Paradigm Shift For the start of this series go to: http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ The other day Jillian and I were shooting the breeze and she began talking about this thing she called a Paradigm Shift. Paradigm Shift “Do you know what a Paradigm Shift is?” she asked. “Nope.” I admitted. Big mistake. “Gees, I’ve • Read More »

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Writing and 2016

January 6, 2016 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian, Writing.

Writing For those thirsting for more of the life and times of Jillian, be assured there is still more to tell. Much more. If you don’t know what I am talking about, what is that matter with you? For the start of these episodes go to: http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ Lately I have allowed myself to be sidetracked • Read More »

Jillian 34 – Some More Writing Notes ‘Show Don’t Tell’

December 23, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Jillian 34 – Some More Writing Notes ‘Show Don’t Tell’ For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ “This next bit,” Jillian started out enthusiastically, “is the bees knees. It is, in my humble opinion,” she said (by the way Jillian is the least humble person I know), “the essence that moves a novel • Read More »

Jillian 33 – Some Writing Notes

November 23, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Writing tips from Our Jillian For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ Writing has been on my mind. Lately I have been reading a lot of free books on my kindle. They are promotions mostly by newer authors and some of them are fantastic. Some of them fail the very first test of • Read More »

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Martial Arts And The Force

November 15, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion.

Go No Sen; Sen No Sen; SenSen No Sen To start, these three terms refer to the different kinds of timing used in dealing with an attacker in budo training. The timing of the response to an attack in generally, aikido and they came from O-Sensei Ueshiba Morihei, Founder of Aikido. Budo The modern budō • Read More »

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Auras And Kirlian Photography – Energy

November 10, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion.

Can We See Force / Energy Fields? I have written about energy and force fields and stuff like that. But do they actually exist? Or are they just figments of the imaginations of film-makers, old Asian mystics and martial arts masters? Well, I’m glad you asked. There has been much research on these topics. Let’s • Read More »

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Helping Others

November 2, 2015 | By Colin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion.

Helping Others Some of you may have been aware of my eye problems recently. I have been afflicted over the last few months with cataracts in both eyes. While it started along with glaucoma some long time ago it became rampant from April this year (2015). Such that I have grave difficulty seeing much detail • Read More »

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Jillian 32 – Time & Motion

October 11, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

A busy Life For the start of these episodes go to  http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ I asked Jillian, once, how she managed time so she could fit so much into her busy life. She always seemed to be occupied with one task or another and they all appeared to just work; and I wondered how it all was • Read More »

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Jillian 31 – Cottage in The Snow

October 3, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ Jillian had a friend, we’ll call her Mandy. Sadly she has passed away now, but at the time Jillian knew her she owned a delightful little cottage in a country town a few hours away from a major city in Australia. It was in an area • Read More »

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Crewing – Tony Robbins Sydney 2015

September 30, 2015 | By Colin | 10 Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion.

Unleash The Power Within Well. Can’t say too much or I’ll have to kill you. Or they’ll kill me. Or all of the above. Secrecy I signed a secrecy provision so what follows will be of necessity general and not secret. One of the main themes we crew are asked to embrace was flexibility. Seems • Read More »

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BARTERCARD Australia Revokes Voucher Many Months After Service Has Been Provided.

September 30, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion.

CANI In the interests of CANI (Constant And Never-ending Improvement) I submit the following for your information. Bartercard Australia Many months ago I joined Bartercard Australia in an attempt to rejuvenate my flagging business. A short time later I received a voucher for $100 partially, I thought, to compensate me for a bad experience with • Read More »

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Jillian 30 – Pilot Licence Mega FAIL!

September 22, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Pilot Licence For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ Every now and then Jillian tells me a snippet of something or other and then we move on and the information becomes lost in the mists of – well not time, necessarily – but forgetfulness and insignificance shall we say? Some time ago, while • Read More »

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