You have no idea how many times in the last 10 days I have had emails, phone calls and social media messages that begin with:
“I know you are a busy man/have a hectic schedule but could I ask………..”
Fair enough from contacts but when your fee-paying clients say that, it is a moment of truth.
Can I repeat some things I have said before:
- Busy-ness is my default
- I’m a workaholic who takes 12 weeks vacation every year
- I invest 20% of my weekends in dental conferences and catch ups (like now)
- If you want something done, ask a busy man
- If you want to deal with somebody less busy – first of all, ask your self why they are so!
Yep – I’m busy.
Yep – my schedule is pretty hectic.
Yep – (the last time I’ll say it) – climbing Kilimanjaro and moving house was an ambitious plan.
Yep – I’m behind at the moment and catching up.
I love working with my clients and the issues and opportunities we are discussing at this time are as challenging for them (if not more challenging) than ever.
I am involved in quite a few new projects in dentistry – some exciting new businesses and innovations.
I WILL do whatever it takes to stay on top of my work.
I am re-engineering my business right now to achieve this – and have some BIG IDEAS that I am sharing with my clients over the next few weeks.
I’ve never known a time like this – the deeper the recession, the more opportunity presents itself.
These are the best of days – make sure you hang out with people who have a bigger future.
People like you and me.
p.s. A man like me needs a very, very good woman behind him.
Somebody who loves him unconditionally and has the patience of a saint.
I’m a very lucky man.