Pack and go….

Sad man – its the morning I leave for Greece and here I am checking my blog posts for comments (thanks Justin – very funny).
You recall my mention of the number 1 “must have” gadget in yesterday’s post – the flip video?
My thanks to my old mate Guy Levine, who immediately contacted me to explain that, not only does he have a UK distribution deal – but that he has also put together a simple “how to” guide on video blogging using the kit.
That’s what I call using your brain and your initiative – so thanks for contacting me mate and for your generous offer.
I’ll return the favour with this post and hope you get some business from it.
Before I go – I have never subscribed to GDP-UK as I felt that to be a non-dentist and consultant to the profession, it was inappropriate for me to be skulking around in there looking to either promote my business or look for leads.
But I do have former clients and friends who are always ready to spill the beans if I get a mention.
Hence the latest thread on “Chris Barrow joins IDH” which, I have to say, was remarkably well balanced and, in some cases, truly funny.
Fame at last – not bad for a bloke who arrived at the 1997 Showcase with no clients and no idea what he was doing – I remember walking around the halls for the day and bumping into one person that I knew from my old financial planning days.
Now I get gossip – how cool is that – a testament to the never-ending hard work of marketing and self-promotion.
I love dentists – I love the way they think and the way they behave – some of the best friends I have ever made are in the profession – and I intend to keep it that way.
As I mentioned in an email earlier today – I’ll be “judged” in 5 years from now on my ability to maintain my core values around leadership, management, systems, standards and the pursuit of profit with integrity and respect for people.
For now – I’m going to take a break – and if you are really interested, you can see my holiday reading list over on the right hand menu bar of this page and a little lower down and under “Planned” and “Current” books.
Back on the 21st.


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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.