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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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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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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 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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Jillian 9a – Worst Travel Experience … continued

February 12, 2015 | By Colin | 2 Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

For the start of these episodes go to http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ Wellington Airport. Waiting at the antiquated and squealing, jerking baggage carousel. Finally it stopped. Nothing for Jillian. Okaaaay. What now? It was then that it hit our friend Jillian. SHE HAD NOTHING. Her business clothes, fresh undies, toiletries, make-up, hair-brush the paperwork and stuff for her • Read More »

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$50.00. Money for Jam. – Well not quite.

January 23, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion.

$50.00 for you all. That’s each. Not to share. OMG. WTF? However, nothing is for free. I remember once I heard this explained as TANSTAAFL. “There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch”. Great word to chuck into a conversation, isn’t it? Anyway. What is this all about? I am offering, for the month of February • Read More »

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