Please forgive the absence of blog posts.
Its just one of those mental weeks where I am emailing from 6.00am to 7.30pm, presenting from 9.00am to 5.00pm, travelling to the next location in the evening – bar snack at 9.00pm, bed at 10.00pm.
Crazy weeks where there is no business development time, no thinking time, no planning time – and almost no personal time – just books read on flights, on trains and a couple of pages before lights out, after falling asleep with my reading glasses on.
This week includes Manchester, Belfast, Manchester, Stoke, Gatwick, Worthing – and back to Cornwall late Friday.
Balance – what’s balance?
It’s a temporary thing – just one of those weeks that comes along every now and then because the diary happens that way.
I’m running on adrenalin and client enthusiasm – falling steadily behind with my emails and a stranger to my business partners and support team.
The good news is that meeting our clients and prospective clients is so much fun.
Yesterday in Belfast we listened as a principal shared his journey of the last 9 months with us – from tired and frightened owner of an NHS practice to a private conversion with Isoplan that has exceeded everyone’s expectations.
This coming weekend he is taking his team to Northern Ireland’s top hotel and spa for a pamper trip – as a thank you for all their efforts.
He has his life back – his team are super-keen and everyone has a future.
We at The Dental Business School were part of that process – and that floats my boat.
When clients say a genuine “thank you” for the difference you have made – those are the best moments.


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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.