NHS walk-in centre

After a superb workshop in Gateshead (lovely crowd, all willing to learn) I accepted a lift from a client to the NHS walk-in centre across the river Tyne in Newcastle City Centre.
Even this stupid man had to accept that I needed some professional help in dealing with my deteriorating health as I travel.
The bottom line (forgive the pun) is that I have case of gastro-enteritis that is causing me a great deal of discomfort and means that I spend a good part of the day feeling nauseous.
I’m slowly slipping into sleep deprivation and ill-health as I flog myself around the country, answering emails from 5.00am every morning, presenting workshops and driving between destinations in the evenings (whilst making hands-free phone calls).Rather paradoxically, the afternoons of the workshops are focused on strategies to maintain a good balance between work, rest and play!!!
As Stephen Covey would say – “it’s harvest time” – and the crops have to be brought in.
So I’m going to accept the advice of the lovely nurse who examined me last night – to “flush out my system” – and I’m going to keep going for the next few weeks and hope that I hold out. My other vitals were OK so there appears to be nothing more sinister going on than tiredness and a tummy bug.
That sounds like me asking for a sympathy vote – sorry – didn’t mean it to sound that way.
After my experiences with Ashley last week – maybe it’s just about burn-out reducing the effectiveness of both of our immune systems?Today, the marketing workshop in Leeds – expecting a good turn-out form what is normally a lively audience.The great news is that we have continued to “sign-up” clients for the Breathe Business Club – 2 in Edinburgh on Tuesday and another 2 in Gateshead.
And today we go live with Breathe Business on the stand at the BACD conference in Hammersmith – so whilst I’m presenting in Yorkshire, the team are unpacking our brand new literature in London.Exciting times.


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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.