The best business decision I ever made

Planning 10-12 weeks vacation every year.

It’s still the best business decision I ever made.

Listening to Dan Sullivan, founder of Strategic Coach, talking about Free, Focus and Buffer Days in July 1993 (Toronto) and, after 2 years of procrastination, taking the plunge in 1996.

Sometimes doing crazy stuff (like the trip to Oman in February this year), sometimes a holiday in the sun, sometimes enjoying what The British Isles has to offer, sometimes just a week to breath and self-organise at home.

This week it will be a cottage in West Wales, slow starts to the day, reading good literature, training runs in a new environment, long beach walks with the dogs, home cooked dinners and, most importantly of all, great conversation – just the two of us.

Off the grid.

You should try it.

The Coach Barrow blog will be back on Monday, 20th November.


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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.