Category: Work/Life Balance

I’m minded to return once more to the subject of dentists selling their practices to corporates in a never-ending stream of social media announcements of “another addition to our family”. Since my August newsletter article, questioning the economics of goodwill valuations and earn outs (which was kindly reprinted by Private Dentistry magazine last month, including
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An 04:15 alarm call this morning before 4 days of travel that will take me to most of the compass points in England. Yesterday was, as predicted, a whirlwind of activity that included a fantastic live webinar for The Extreme Business Academy, interviewing Dr. Neil Harris on the hygiene “pop-in” system and his success in
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First day back after a week’s cottage holiday – and my alarm clock has developed what looks like a a terminal fault whilst we have been away. Annoyingly, I only realise this when I wake at 05:57 this morning, wondering where my 05:00 alarm call has gone? Paradoxically, after a week in which the clock
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Our November newsletter – published this morning – features a long-form article on how to make the best of the final 60 days of the year. On 1st November we all had 60 days until the end of the calendar year. If I may use a marathon as a metaphor here, on 1st November you
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So the detox is done. Here’s what I said on 10th September 2019 (the day after my birthday): Let me define my detox: No alcohol; Low/no carbs – getting back to Paleo – no bread, potato, pasta, rice. Lots of protein and vegetables; One day off per week (Saturday). I’m still weighing in at around
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Monday morning. The start of another week. Please take a moment to think and write down your answer to this question: “What would be the three things I can do this week, that would have the biggest IMPACT on my business and/or my life?” Write them down. Display prominently. Organise a week in which you
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My Facebook “friends” will know that today is day 8 of a 52-day detox. I’m focusing on nutrition (Paleo – because I know how to do that and enjoy it), on sleep (having read Matthew Walker’s “Why we sleep” during the summer) and on exercise via the WattBike (whilst my Achilles tendinopathy prevents me from
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When my kids were little (a.k.a. the 90’s) we would frequently take the last 2 weeks of August as a family holiday, so that the first Monday in September would be the “back to work” day. I well remember how often that Sunday night’s sleep would be broken by a mind active with anticipation and
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First morning back in the 05:00 am Club after an astonishing Sunday watching simultaneous tennis and cricket. Back to my early-morning weekday ritual. Complete my hand-written diary of yesterday’s events; Fire up the Macbook Pro; Check overnight social media activity; Quick glance at overnight email traffic; Open Full Focus Planner and complete calendar activity for
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