Taking the time to say thank you

How many times do I have to remind myself that a heartfelt “thank you” is often worth more then all the money imaginable (or applause for that matter).

A dental business manager emailed yesterday with a long question – but prefaced with the following observation on my recent ezine article about “making a difference”.

I arrived to work yesterday feeling all inspired to have my weekly meeting with the principals and whilst waiting for them both to arrive at the office I read through your email again (4th time now) … and realised that actually I have achieved a lot on that list and didn’t realise the extent to what my job has involved over the 15 months I have been here and how I have evolved not just on a personal level but on a professional one too. 

So, I just want to say a HUGE thank you to you for making a difference to my life and to the difference I know you make to a lot of people who you work with every day. Your friendly, no-nonsense approach is just so refreshing and extremely motivating. Your common sense, vision and advice is pure gold dust.

I offer my own thanks for lifting my heart this morning.


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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.