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The Pareto Principle And Decision Making

December 13, 2017 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership.

The Pareto Principle And Decision Making The Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule) states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Management consultant Joseph M. Juran suggested the principle, and named it after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who noted the 80/20 connection while at University • Read More »

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What’s it all about? We are in Control of our lives!

April 15, 2016 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Thought Leadership, Writing.

not the boss of me

I had my leg over the edge. 22nd floor. St Kilda Rd. Up and Over I was going to do it this time. Jump off the building. After the bankruptcy, the retrenchment and the Government taking almost all my payout, there was nothing left. It was hopeless. I had even lost the $1M insurance policy I • Read More »

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Jillian 35 – Paradigm Shift

January 31, 2016 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian.

Jillian 35 – Paradigm Shift For the start of this series go to: http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ The other day Jillian and I were shooting the breeze and she began talking about this thing she called a Paradigm Shift. Paradigm Shift “Do you know what a Paradigm Shift is?” she asked. “Nope.” I admitted. Big mistake. “Gees, I’ve • 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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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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Helping Others

November 2, 2015 | By Colin | 3 Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion.

Helping Others Some of you may have been aware of my eye problems recently. I have been afflicted over the last few months with cataracts in both eyes. While it started along with glaucoma some long time ago it became rampant from April this year (2015). Such that I have grave difficulty seeing much detail • 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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Crewing – Tony Robbins Sydney 2015

September 30, 2015 | By Colin | 10 Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion.

Unleash The Power Within Well. Can’t say too much or I’ll have to kill you. Or they’ll kill me. Or all of the above. Secrecy I signed a secrecy provision so what follows will be of necessity general and not secret. One of the main themes we crew are asked to embrace was flexibility. Seems • 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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The 500 Words A Day Challenge

September 18, 2015 | By Colin | 1 Comment | Filed in: Writing.

My 500 Words

Some of you may have seen the Facebook notification when I signed up for this 500 words per day writing challenge. It is awesome You go for the passion. You ignore the other stuff. The guy who runs this challenge says the power is in the process. You show up. You write 500 words a • 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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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 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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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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CCS003: 5 Success Principles

February 5, 2015 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Podcasts.

YOUR LIFE IN FOCUS. Drawing on NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) techniques and life affirming fundamentals we are proud to present this CD which will transform you from ‘just getting by’ to living and working at a new level. Success strategies at their finest. “The 5 Success Principles” Know your expected outcome take action evaluate your • Read More »

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