You know the drill. Eyes forward, earphones out as a plane load of passengers pay scant attention to the air stewards and stewardesses rehearsing the part of their job none of us on board wish to ever see enacted out in ‘real’. “In case of emergency… etc, etc…” Mid-message there is always a demonstration of…

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Shortly after I launched Colm O’Brien Motivation in 2016, on the back of the successful publication of my first book, Feeding Johnny – How to Build a Business Despite the Roadblocks I came up with the idea for “Coffee with Colm”. Back then them working title I used for the project was “The Savoy Tapes”…

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In 1989, Stephen Covey’s taught us in his timeless classic “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, that the very first habit we need to develop Habit #1 is, “Be Proactive” followed in short succession by Habit #2 “Begin with the end in mind”. Two decades later, in 2009, Simon Sinek cautioned, “Start with Why.” For…

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I put a call out on social media recently for some topics ideas that people might want me to cover in this “Coffee with Colm” series and I received some very interesting responses which I plan to cover in the coming weeks and months over the summer. Two people asked questions which I felt had…

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“Data is the new oil.” “Say again? Explain?” “Data is the new oil.” he repeated. Picture the scene. Coffee shop, sunny Sunday afternoon, people coming and going, chatter mixed with the noise of the barista’s coffee grinder. Yours truly is there, (a fixture most Sunday afternoons between 4 and 5 it has to be said)…

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