Counting down to Christmas and New Year’s with the Top 5 “Coffee with Colm” posts of 2018 (as measured by engagement levels). Thank you for watching, listening to or reading my weekly some of my ruminations on life and business throughout the year. And at No. 4 we have a post from January discussing the…

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Picture the scene – old country pub – rural Ireland – old farmer dressed in black, flat cap on his head, staring into his black pint, shakes his head and utters the immortal words, “Hard work is never easy.” Such wisdom! That story was recited to me years ago by a friend whose family have…

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When asked why he always used storm-damaged wood to make his violins, Stradivarius apparently replied, “Because weather-beaten wood makes the sweetest music.” Beautiful response. The COBM post earlier in the week suggesting that “Attitude is the Difference Between an Ordeal and an Adventure” got a lot of attention and comment, probably because most of us…

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Week 3 of 4. How’s your homework coming along? A number of weeks back we started our journey together around understanding and embracing self-care and learning to see self-care as not being selfish; indeed self-care is the cornerstone, the very foundation of contribution to others. (links to week 1 and 2 at end) I use…

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