Couldn't resist..


Sharing this photo of my 77-year old Mum, Norma Barrow.

Spent over 2 hours with her yesterday and she was chuffed to bits.

So sad that she was crying when I left — just because she is so lonely — waved me out the door so as not to be embarrassed by herself.

Just puts me in mind of “what matters most” as Covey would say.

I know that by global standards she has a privileged existence – a roof over her head, warmth, food and drink, freedom from disease and violence (provided she doesn’t open her door to the wrong people).

But even so, it made me think what a pile of bollocks everything else is – all the rushing around we are doing, trying to pay the bills, build a business, stay on brand – all bollocks.


It’s Monday – and there are bills to pay, businesses to build.

I’ve written about by my nightmare flight home in this week’s ezine – should be out to you in the next 48 hours.


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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.