The Female Principal blog series part 12: What matters most?

What matters most?
Normally, at this point, there would be a heart-rending plea that health and happiness are more important than business success.
It’s true – but unfortunately only for the normal people out there.
We X-Men and X-Women are cursed.
We are called to quest.
For us – what matters most is BALANCE.
When the balance is right we can be:

  • a healthy self
  • wife/husband/life-partner
  • business owner
  • friend
  • confidant(e)
  • coach/dentist
  • cook
  • driver
  • ATM
  • child
  • sibling
  • employer
  • client/customer
  • shoulder to cry on
  • sounding board
  • laundrette

and you know what?
At the end of days we will say:
“I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really… I was alive
*An excerpt from The Female Principal manuscript by Chris Barrow – to be published as an ebook later in 2014


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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.