What my clients are telling me they want in 2018

There have been a couple of central themes about my client meetings in December (the last two of which will take place today – woo!).

  1. feedback that 2017 has been a great year for business – clients sharing stories of growth in sales and profitability;
  2. feedback that their 2018 goals are focused on stability and consistency in business, with a focus on improving their personal balance.

Part of my job is to spot trends, in business and in life.

The 2018 trend is around:

  • Self – to be more careful and more mindful;
  • Family – to invest quality time with them;
  • Financial – to create peace of mind and more realistic drawings from the business (many of my clients don’t pay themselves enough for what they do);
  • Social – to arrange more time with soulmates;
  • Physical – to improve exercise, nutrition, sleep and general well-being;
  • Intellectual – to read better books, rediscover music, return to creative hobbies, learn new things;
  • Spiritual – to find those moments where there are no ear-buds, no notifications, no task lists – moments when you can become enraptured by “now”.

My clients aren’t just business machines – they have lives as well.

My effectiveness as a trainer, coach and mentor can be measured in many more ways than just bottom line profit.

Between now and New Year, you may have a few moments to think about your personal goals for next year – the attached may be helpful in getting that ball rolling.

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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.