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The Teacher will Appear

August 26, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

The Teacher Will Appear When the Student is Ready the Teacher Will Appear – Tao Ti Ching. Early Writing For approx 50 years, maybe more, I have wanted to be a writer. When I was at teachers’ college in Dunedin N.Z. and we went on a family holiday to the resort town of Queenstown, for • Read More »

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New Kind of Alarm Clock

July 9, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

New Kind of Alarm Clock I’ve found a new Alarm Clock. I think. My bladder. Backtrack Let’s go back for a moment. Recently I’ve been following my doctor’s orders (no mean feat in itself) and doing my level best to drink approx 2 litres of water each day. Unfortunately, (or perhaps fortunately as you’ll see • Read More »

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Want More – Be Grateful

July 1, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

Want More – Be Grateful Two things have come to mind today that we need to talk about. Why do we often want more? And as the obverse of this coin, why are we not grateful for what we have? Nothing Just the other day, I woke-up feeling that I wanted to do NOTHING. For • Read More »

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5 Key Take-Aways 7 Favourite Self-Help / Personal-Development Books

May 5, 2019 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

5 Take-Aways – 7 Favourite Books Soon we will look at 5 Key Take-Aways from the each of the 7 books in the first list of my favourite books, that will be sent to those who already subscribe to my mailing list and, automatically, to ALL who subscribers going forward. Completely free. This post is • 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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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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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 30 – Pilot Licence Mega FAIL!

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

Pilot Fail

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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Jillian 28 – Appro & Other Things.

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

Fascinator Melbourne Cup

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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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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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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