Paddles – planning in advance

I’m reminded this week that, sometimes, mild panic is a condition that it is very easy to fall into.
After almost 2 weeks of planning meetings with my business partners and support team, we have a 5-year vision of creating an enterprise-capable business that will have a capital value – we have a business plan, diary and cash flows for 2008 – and we have an overwhelming list of “to-do’s” which began on Monday just gone – 1st October.
There is so much to before the end of this year.
But we have a plan and a talented team of people to implement the plan.
I know that.
I have a paddle and canoe – and I know which direction I’m moving in!
My thanks to Richard Hellen for sending me this photograph of the alternative.


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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.