Collins Street Revisited

Collins StreetI went for a walk this morning around the park and I passed a whole lot of glum looking people on their way to work. Admittedly it was a rather grey Melbourne day, but still I wondered why everyone was looking so down. Was it the fact that many had just started back at work after the January break? Is this the human face of so many disengaged people in the workplace? Or is it just the momentary pain of transition and trying to crank up your mojo for the year ahead?

John Bracks captured this phenomenon so well in his infamous picture Collins St in 1955 – fashion has changed but the human spirit may not have.

What do you need to do to ensure you don’t have a monochromatic year?

We often focus on changing our external circumstances but perhaps it’s an internal shift in your perspective or approach that’s due.


  1. I am finding it SO hard to get into the groove this year! Not sure why – but I am trying to keep a smile on my face.


    1. I’ve heard so many people say that this year. For me there’s something about pace and wanting to maintain a bit of the slower, cruisier pace of holidays. That’s my challenge anyway..


  2. Maybe it’s the claustrophobic atmosphere of densely built environments – after a literal sea change of holidays spent near nature?


    1. my business partner Sam commented likewise today as a truck startled us that she had forgotten how noisy the city was! Have to say I do like the stimulation of the city too.


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