Balance in 2006

I’ve been writing my first ezine of the year this morning and reflecting on the changes I have made to my work schedule that will reduce the amount of business travel I suffer, the number of hotel rooms I have to stay in and allow me to spend more time on public transport and less driving my car.
The road warrior lifestyle really took over in the last 5 years and has had negative effects in all areas of my personal and professional life.
It all sounds very glamorous at the start – first or business class travel, upgraded hotel rooms, exotic or exciting locations. On reflection – it was exciting for about 2 years and then the thrill rapidly wore off.
I’m now more interested in creating a very comfortable and inspiring work space – and travelling periodically in order to deliver the workshops that I love to deliver and to deepen my understanding of my client’s real issues.


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.