Half-time in 2019 – time to pause, reflect, envision and plan – some tools to help you do that

To repeat – this weekend we celebrate “half-time” on the year 2019. Monday kicks off the second half of this year’s game/contest/quest (call it what you will).

It is important over the next week to take some time out to review your answers to the questions we ask our coaching clients every Friday morning in our automated tracking system (for “week” read “6 months”):

When that process of reflection is completed, invest some further time in setting your goals for the next 90 days:

  • Specific goal;
  • Your key motivations for setting that goal;
  • The next steps necessary to start the journey towards that goal:
  • The reward you will allow yourself when you achieve that goal.

The following PDFs may be useful to you in setting both personal and professional goals.


  • Look back and learn;
  • Look forward and envision;
  • Make a plan;
  • Work the plan.

p.s. might be worth asking your senior managers to track their last 6 months and to complete their 90-day professional goals – and/or getting your team together for a similar process?

The blog will be back on Monday 15th July.


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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.

One thought on “Half-time in 2019 – time to pause, reflect, envision and plan – some tools to help you do that”

  1. Excellent blog,
    Reading Barrow Blog regularly helps me keep on track !!! This questionnaire is very helpful for all the members of the practice!!!
    Thanks for posting!!!

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