Archives: Career Change Strategies

Out of Mind by Kendall Talbot

December 2, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews.

Out of Mind by Kendall Talbot Another one of Kendall Talbot’s romantic adventure stories. This one with a couple of different strings to it’s bow. Full of excitement, wonderful evocative imagery and a few plot twists and turns as well. An example: ‘Four layers of clothing did little to stop the frigid air from seeping into her • Read More »

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Entitlement in Our Society Today

December 1, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

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Sense Of Entitlement Video Entitlement? I suppose most of you have seen the YouTube video of the Millennial at a job interview? For those who haven’t it is worth a look. Millennial Job Interview This sense of entitlement is not, I believe, confined to young people of this vintage. Millennials are a cohort considered to • Read More »

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Get A Mentor #2

November 30, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Get A Mentor #2 What do I need a mentor for? Or if you consider Sir Winston Churchill a mentor: “For what do I need a Mentor? WHY We last talked about who or what a mentor might be, and we found that without knowing why you want/need a mentor, you may not be able • Read More »

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Starting a Successful Blog when you have NO CLUE!: 7 Steps to WordPress Bliss…. (Beginner Internet Marketing Series Book 2) by Gundi Gabrielle

November 27, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews.

Successful Blog by Gundi Gabrielle Successful Blog when you have NO CLUE. I liked this book. Although it wasn’t until I skipped the first half and had another look that I realised it was in the beginner series. Perhaps I should have gone for a more advanced one. But when it got to the bits • Read More »

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Nothing Changes By Sitting On Your Hands

November 22, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Have you been in a situation where things are not as you would like them to be and yet you DO NOTHING about it?  You sit on your hands? Action Unfortunately ACTION is necessary before anything changes. Change is not easy, but it is much harder if you sit on your hands. OK. Read impossible. • Read More »

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Cheaper by the Dozen

November 7, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Writing.

Cheaper By The Dozen – Frank B. Gilbreth Jr, and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey A few weeks ago someone asked me about the book that had most changed my life. A big question. One I couldn’t answer. Until a cupla days ago. I was pottering around my kitchen organising breakfast and thought when I went back • Read More »

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Jillian 33 – Some Writing Notes

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

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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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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.

What did you Learn Today?

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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#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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