Archives: Career Change Strategies

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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#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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Jillian 20 – Fire in the House!

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

Jillian 20 – Fire in the House! Sometimes Jillian tells me funny stuff, sometimes life stuff and sometimes general stuff that is not very much of anything. This time I reckon we got some dramatic substance. Can’t remember when this was nor where in the world, but it was obviously exciting and emotional for Jillian. • Read More »

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An open letter to Mr James Patterson.

May 8, 2015 | By Colin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

The other night in Melbourne, Australia (May 6th 2015), I went to see you at the Atheneum theatre. I was enthralled. You were awesome, and you were personally inspiring. I loved your relaxed laid-back (Australian?) attitude. I loved your answers to the interviewer’s questions. I loved how you extended the questions from the audience and • Read More »

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Jillian 18 – A New York State of Mind.

May 1, 2015 | By Colin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

I know. Another travel thingy. But I can only report what the lovely Jillian tells me. And this is what I have for this week. Not sure when this was but she was in New York for a week with a girlfriend and doing all the usual touristy exploring things including the ‘hop-on / hop-off’ • Read More »

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Jillian 17 – Humour (Again)

April 25, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

I couldn’t let it go. Seemed like a metaphor for all that we have lost in our modern world. Humour; laughter; funny. What does it all mean? Why do we have laughing groups in almost every country in the world? What is  all about? Babies and children seem to smile and laugh at many things • Read More »

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Jillian 16 – Words

April 18, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Our Jillian.

A while ago Jillian was telling me about a girl in her primary school when she was quite young. They had a reading class; she remembers they were sitting outside so it was a nice day, and this girl, Janice was her name, had trouble reading one particular word. It was very early in Jillian’s • Read More »

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Jillian 15 – Humour

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

The other day I asked Jillian (it being the Comedy Festival in Melbourne where I live), what humour meant to her. “Something that makes me laugh”, she quickly said. “OK.” I passed the baton back to her. “What makes you laugh?” Not unexpectedly she replied, “Something that is funny.” There you have it. The perfectly • Read More »

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Success Unlimited – Mithra Publishing

April 7, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Thought Leadership, Writing.

Well it has finally happened. I am a published author. The book for which I submitted a chapter has been published. I am one of about 12 writers whose contribution made it into the final cut. The book is now available for purchase. You can find out more about it and purchase a copy from • Read More »

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Jillian 13a – 2nd School Incident (Continued)

March 20, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Jillian 13a – 2nd School Incident (Continued) For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/fun-training-offers/meet-my-friend-jillian/ “Where were we?” Jillian asked when we next met. “Think I left you on a bit of cliff, hanging on my every word?” She smiled. Guess our Jillian is beginning to enjoy this. “Sir 2? Is that where we • Read More »

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