The power of IMPACT

A sage once explained that:

  • efficient is doing things right;
  • effective is doing the right things right.

There have been times in my life when I’ve been a very busy fool, running around all over the map doing the wrong things right.

I see exhausted owners and managers doing this every day.

Today I’m starting my third month using Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus Planner system (and I don’t claim any affiliate fees for mentioning that here).

Looking back over my first two months using the system, the main benefit has been to take a few moments every morning to ask myself:

What are the three tasks I can perform today that will have the greatest IMPACT?

IMPACT means making a difference.

Don’t tell me you are busy – we are all busy.

Tell me what difference you are going to make today.


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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.