For 10% of you…

For all those clients, friends and colleagues who, over the last few weeks, have told me about how they are tolerating other people’s performance and behaviour.
Your mantra.
Good morning
This is Planet Me
Here, we abide by my rules
I’m happy to work 70 hours a week to pay for your:
•           food, shelter and clothing
•           education
•           pleasure and leisure
•           wages for work done well
•           fees for services rendered effectively
•           invoices for goods supplied
I’m equally happy to spend 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, thinking about how I can make both our lives better and more profitable.
I’m happy to sacrifice my time, talents and (sometimes) well-being to achieve these objectives – because I’m wired, I’m DNA coded, to be one of those 10% of the population who run their own business.
I didn’t choose this – its a calling.
In return, from you, I require the following:
•           we play by my rules
•           if you have constructive feedback, please let me have it – it helps me evolve
•           I’m going to explain very clearly how I expect you to perform and behave
•           It will be for your good
•           I expect you to comply – because I know best
If you don’t want to play by my rules
If you want to live on somebody else’s Planet with easier or no rules
Or if you want to build your own Planet
You have my unconditional support
Please leave by the door marked “exit”.


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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.