There is always so much to do…

Enlarging upon my Tweet of a few moments ago.

I’m very much looking forward to meeting over 70 new people today as we bring the “Business School” material to a new IDH region – a typical CB day of holding a new room and making new friends.

The challenge that haunts me is the sheer weight of business development and personal organisation that I have sat on my desk (for the next couple of days) in Altrincham.

This and I am blessed with a fantastic personal assistant to whom I genuinely cannot delegate the “things” I want to do.

The real problem is that I’ve slipped into too many “delivery” days and not enough “planning and preparation” days – a predictable malaise at this time of year (especially when there are bills to pay).

The paradox is the need to generate income versus the need to plan carefully – and I’ve been wrestling with that pig for most of my adult life – personally and on behalf of clients.

At the risk of repetition, my 2010 calendar was completed on Saturday – and allows for a considerable increase in business development days – but until New Year it will be head down and work, work, work.

Tomorrow, at my desk, I will have to get through a lot of stuff…..

For today – the audience awaits.


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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.