Get organised and supported

It suddenly dawned on me yesterday that, since making my career change on 1st August this year, I have almost sub-consciously been going through a process of personal re-organisation that has focused on delegation and support.
A series of separate decisions have joined together to make a big difference:

  1. Back on with the running shoes and 5 days a week of aerobic exercise = peace, well-being and time to think (as well as a tightening of flabby muscle);
  2. Appointment of a new virtual personal assistant to handle my busy “off-stage” life = less clutter and more time to rest when I finish work;
  3. Back into personal coaching with Michael Myerscough = the fellowship of an impartial sounding board and the benefit of his wisdom;
  4. A massive investment in personal organisation at my Falmouth desk – paperwork, finances and all that jazz = that lovely feeling when the job you have been putting off for ages is done;
  5. A great big trip to the dump with 2 years of accumulated paper and files and brochures = an uncluttered cellar;
  6. An enormous effort to improve my financial self-organisation = deeper, sounder sleeping;
  7. A decision to eliminate some of my more destructive and irritating bad habits (with Michael’s help) = making myself more attractive to be around;
  8. Some good conversations with people I trust, respect, like and love to resolve tolerations = well, just = good conversations!
So the old Chris Barrow is on his way back – in a big way.
I’m feeling liberated, supported, well organised and probably a little bit self-righteous.
Please don’t let me get too giddy with this – I invite all those grounding comments from you.
As the man said “I feel good”
I challenge you – invest 3 minutes and 12 seconds in watching this video – turn up the speakers, dance around your room – and then tell me that you don’t feel better…

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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.