The 500 Words A Day Challenge

September 18, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Writing.

Some of you may have seen the Facebook notification when I signed up for this 500 words per day writing challenge. It is awesome You go for the passion. You ignore the other stuff. The guy who runs this challenge says the power is in the process. You show up. You write 500 words a • Read More »

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Jillian 29 – A Little Night Music

September 14, 2015 | By Colin | 7 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 loves live music. We mentioned this a while ago when speaking of some time one night in New York. She reminded me, the other day, of another musical interlude in her life. This time it was an evening with a female jazz stylist. Jazz “What • Read More »

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Jillian 28 – Appro & Other Things.

September 7, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Our Jillian.

For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ It’s coming up to Melbourne Cup time, and it got me thinking. I asked Jillian if she had heard of ‘buying on appro’? She said she remembered her parents talking about it. Wasn’t sure if they ever did it – but yeah the concept was known • Read More »

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Jillian 27 – Sea-Baths

September 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/ In a quaint little custom quite a few seaside towns and cities build a structure amongst the rocks right on the edge of the ocean and call it “The Saltwater Sea-Baths”. Sea-Baths Why you might do this with miles of sandy beach, sea water, dunes, breakers • Read More »

Ego – A Book Review: A New Earth: Create a Better Life – Eckhart Tolle

August 13, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

At the time of writing, I have to say it is probably the best book of its kind, I have read for a long time. Ego can be a DIRTY WORD. Why? I have not even finished Chapter 3 and am completely blown away by the content. Mr Tolle has taken me and given me • Read More »

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Battles V’s Challenges

August 5, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Battles The best battle, Sun Tzu says, is the battle that is won without being fought. One dictionary definition is: An encounter between opposing forces. Therefore; we assume – if we use the word battle, that there will be opposing forces and one of these will be a winner. By definition this pretty much always • Read More »

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Jillian 25 – The Big Game (Patterns)

July 31, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

A story from Jillian’s memories. A rogues gallery of friends and enemies. Arthur had been retrenched and had no idea what to do or where to go. Money was not an immediate problem due to a reasonably generous package, and his partner who was still working at a really well paid job. She said she • Read More »

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What Did You Learn today?

July 28, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

One of our core needs is to grow. Growth comes from: New stuff. Old stuff with a new perspective. Something completely out of left field. Mistakes that show you why or how something didn’t work. Words that had the opposite effect from what was expected Words that had a different effect from your expectations Feedback • Read More »

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Bringing up Children V’s Being a Good Salesperson?

July 28, 2015 | By Colin | 4 Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Have you ever thought of the similarities between these two? Between children and customers? Just as an example: Try shouting at a baby/child to make him/her do something. Try shouting at a customer to get him/her to buy your goods/services. Same result? Why’s that? Your comments please.

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Jillian 24 – I’ve Done It Again

July 21, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

This time I had no chance to say anything. Our Jillian went off with a tsunami of invective. Seems I had made her feel stupid. Amongst other things. Here’s the gist of it. “You are making me out like some hard drinking idiot. A stupid waste of space. Who has friends who are drunken dickheads • Read More »

#ourjillian

July 18, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Wow I’m kinda getting with it. Lots of stuff happening here at Career Change  Strategies. New Logo. new plan and new direction. Stuff will be changing here on an almost daily basis. More focus on writing and selling my IP. Stay tuned for more about this. Very exciting. 1st up that affects my good readers • Read More »

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Jillian 23 – Some Drinking Anecdotes

July 12, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Drinking Jillian has told me so much over the years and as I began this task; I compiled a list of potential topics. Many have already made it into print and many don’t really lend themselves to one of our stories. There are others that will be revealed ‘in the fullness of time’ as they • Read More »

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Jillian 22b – Potty Mouth

July 2, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

How Jillian and her Mum Hit The Town and Learned a Few Choice New Expressions and so Much More! Show-time in Melbourne continued! There was still another planned event to go. “How am I going to handle this?” Jillian said to herself. Venue Number 2 What she really said to me was. “I had a • Read More »

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Jillian 22a – Potty Mouth

June 29, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

How Jillian and her Mum Hit The Town and Learned a Few Choice New Expressions and so Much More! Show-time in Melbourne Some time ago, now (must have been mid to late 70’s) Jillian was in Melbourne with her mother. It was the first time Nancy had been in the big smoke. Any big smoke. • Read More »

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The Successful Coach Magazine

June 27, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Thought Leadership, Writing.

Woo Hoo. Yippee and all that jazz. Another publication under my belt. This time an article in a magazine. Here is the link. June Issue – The Successful  Coach Magazine It is the first in a series of 8 articles covering the topic of retirement / retrenchment (Laid off for my American readers) which leads • Read More »

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