Business vision – how big is BIG?

Working with the Birmingham Breathe Business Club this week.
We facilitated an “imagineering” session yesterday afternoon, asking the delegates to choose a date for the “finish line” of this phase of their professional lives – and then to sketch in what their business will look like at the line.
Responses ranged from “sell for £4m in 5 years time” to “create sufficient profit (for investment) to allow me to retire at 55 rather than 60”.
Who has the best vision?
Vision isn’t measured in quantity, it’s measured in quality.
I’ve worked with plenty of miserable rich people – they are usually chasing money and power.
I’ve worked with lots of happy people – they are usually allowing a quality of life to appear around themselves.
What Thomas Leonard described as “attraction”.
I’d love £4m right now – but I’d rather be happy.
The challenge is to achieve both.


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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.