Mountains, Valleys and Tsunamis

The following is an excerpt from Sital Ruparelia’s latest newsletter


Life is a series of mountains, valleys and missiles”
This is a lesson I learned from my first Business Coach, Chris Barrow
To paraphrase Chris:
Mountains: Are the moments when we feel on top of the world.  When everything is going really well.
– When things are good, the key is to enjoy and appreciate the things that are going well instead of obsessing about all the things that aren’t quite yet perfect.
Valleys: Are the moments when we hit a low point (whether personally, professionally or financially).
– When you hit those moments you simply have to dig in. To keep on going. To learn the lessons you need to learn and have faith that things will turn around.
Missiles: Are those moments when we get knocked off our feet by a ‘missile’ that rocks our world. It could be an illness, the death of a loved one, divorce, redundancy or bankruptcy.
– As angry as you may feel, unfortunately you just have to accept such events as part of the tapestry of life. And understand that, with time and help from others, you will move on.
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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.