Monthly Archives: April 2016

  My ‘Coffee with Colm’ topic this week centres on the importance of your professional reputation. We are, each of us, positioned today exactly where we are based on how we have performed in the past, good, bad or indifferent and I touch on this in my book, Feeding Johnny – How to Build a Business despite the Roadblocks when we get…

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The Man on the Train

I want to talk briefly this week about Networking. Networking is a vital part of all business in the early part of the 21st Century and with the digital age in full bloom, I believe is an even more important facet of business now and into the future. Done properly, Networking can be a ‘pattern-interrupter’ and…

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I want to talk briefly this week about the trouble with optimism. At face value there shouldn’t be any; pessimism obviously being the uglier cousin, however, what if optimism, and its purveyor, the Optimist, is not enough? Or perhaps even wrong? In my book, Feeding Johnny – How to Build a Business despite the Roadblocks I deal with…

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Burning the Boats

I was reminded of  this phrase – Burning the Boats – during the week when a young guy I know quoted it as he explained on Facebook that he had decided to up sticks for a life change and head up the M7 to the ‘Big Shmoke’ (Dublin for those non-Irish readers, Big Smoke to…

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I came across this recently. ‘Your greatest possession – is your next twenty-four hours. How will you spend them? Will you allow television, pointless emails, unimportant tasks, your own impulses, the wrong people, or other meaningless distractions to consume your day? Or will you take control of your time and make today count? Leadership experts…

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Sunday Morning Living

Do you know what? I’ve been toying with this concept for some time now and finally, with the day that’s in it, Easter Sunday 2016, I felt it appropriate to finally put shape on it. Sunday Morning Living has nothing to do with a religious view of the world by the way, in case you…

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