I’m back!

Traveling from Italy to England today but I’ve just written this week’s ezine over cappuccino and figs.
It’s been very hot in Como this weekend and during my stay here I have slept under the stars on a private balcony at the back of our apartment. Some of the best nights’ of sleep in a long time – and waking at 4.00am to see the moon shining in a dawn sky has been a special treat.

After a good rest, I’m ready for action and looking forward to sharing my dental workshop tour with you.

Many years ago I worked at Hambro Life Assurance and watched their Sales Director’s working habits closely.

One I recall was that, after a 2-week vacation, he would spend a full Sunday in his office, catching up with the accumulation of “stuff” and issues that had gathered during his absence.

Yesterday I did the same:

1. Made a list of everything I have to do;

2. Prioritised the list.

That was enough to remove the stress I was experiencing on Saturday – the “oh my, I wonder what’s gone wrong” stress that solo-preneurs suffer (in my case my lower left eyelid twitches and I look like Long John Silver for the day, short only of a parrot on my shoulder).

By yesterday evening, the twitch was gone and I was able to enjoy a Pizza Diavalo in Argegno.

Today – I’m doing the “A’s” first…..


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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.