11. Chocolate Making with Shane Neary
hat an incredible Friendship 50 experience I had yesterday with Shane Neary of NearyNogs in Kilkeel.
Who doesn’t love a chocolate factory?
I learned about old ways of extracting the chocolate from the cacao nibs, the history of chocolate, its health benefits and that Shane runs the only bean to bar chocolate factory in Ireland.
After swapping our personal stories and experiences, we both concluded life can be messy; so can careers but that doors can and will open for you when you least expect them. It’s about how you respond, the decisions you make when life throws you curve balls.
Success is also about seizing the opportunity and working hard because nothing comes without hard work. There is also benefit to be had from having good people surround you.
Thank you Shane for a fantastic experience. Your creativity, tenacity and desire to develop and grow was truly inspirational.
And before any of you sigh deeply at my #friendship50 celebrations, I promise I’ve only five more to go.