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Nightmare Sally – by Renee Pawlish

December 6, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Writing.

Nightmare Sally – The Reed Ferguson Mystery Series Book #15 by Renee Pawlish Nightmare Sally – really? However, I very much enjoyed this story it rollicked along at a breakneck pace. The main characters were interesting and vulnerable at the same time. There seemed to be less laid back, laconic bogey style dialogue, but I guess • Read More »

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The Falling Girl by Thomas Fincham

December 4, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Writing.

The Falling Girl by Thomas Fincham – A Review Sometimes I comment, in reviews, about the convoluted plots, the fairly large cast of characters, and the fact that I find difficulty understanding where the book is going. I now realise after reading The Falling Girl by Thomas Fincham, that it has nothing whatsoever to do • Read More »

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Life Plan – How to write

December 3, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Thought Leadership, Writing.

Life Plan – What is it? A life plan is a detailed description of your decisions, intentions, hopes and dreams for your future. Educational pursuits, career aspirations, recreational interests, marital life, children and end-of-life preferences are common subjects to address in a life plan. A detailed life plan is instructive for creating greater clarity regarding • Read More »

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Cheaper by the Dozen

November 7, 2018 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Book Summaries / Reviews, Musings and Ideas for Discussion, Writing.

Cheaper By The Dozen – Frank B. Gilbreth Jr, and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey A few weeks ago someone asked me about the book that had most changed my life. A big question. One I couldn’t answer. Until a cupla days ago. I was pottering around my kitchen organising breakfast and thought when I went back • 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.

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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Writing and 2016

January 6, 2016 | By Colin | No Comments | Filed in: Our Jillian, Writing.

Writing For those thirsting for more of the life and times of Jillian, be assured there is still more to tell. Much more. If you don’t know what I am talking about, what is that matter with you? For the start of these episodes go to: http://career-change-strategies.com.au/jillian-1-meet-my-friend/ Lately I have allowed myself to be sidetracked • Read More »

The 500 Words A Day Challenge

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

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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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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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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