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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.

Power of Words

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.

Alcohol - Funny

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 14 – Wine Incident

March 28, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Jillian 14 – Wine Incident (For the beginning of these snippets please follow this link. http://career-change-strategies.com.au/fun-training-offers/meet-my-friend-jillian/) On one of her return visits to New Zealand when she was a bit older, Jillian spent a bit of time in WINDY WELLINGTON. (Remember the visit we spoke of when she was a sales person?) Well it was • 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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Jillian 12 – School Incident

March 7, 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/ Sometimes I ask people to tell me about one or two of the weirdest things things that have happened to them at certain times of their lives. Can be fun to listen to the answers. Can be enlightening. Can sometimes explain things about life that you • Read More »

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Jillian 11 – Family

February 25, 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/ We’ve never talked much about family here, but Jillian has one brother and one sister. I can remember two things she told me about her brother. He was a bit of a wild one. I’d like to say his name was Jack or John, but that • Read More »

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Jillian 10 – Worst Travel Experience (Again)

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

“It doesn’t really fit into best or worst categories,” Jillian said once when we were talking about her travel experiences. Still? Yes, I know, but they are always interesting. “There was once in Glasgow quite a few years ago, when I was staying with a friend of my mother’s. It had been a long and • Read More »

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