Those days

There are days when you are truly in the zone.

Doing what you were always meant to do.

The work is effortless.

Time flies and yet there is enough.

Obstacles become part of the fun of it.

The people who want to stand in your way can be ignored.

Things work.

It flows.

Many years ago, a wonderful sales manager taught me:

“Welcome to the world of professional sales.

You are going to spend 20% of your time in the zone.

20% of your time suicidal.

60% of your time too tired to know how you feel.

When you get into the zone, enjoy the moment.”

That was yesterday. I was pursuing my unique ability and it was uplifting.

Thank you Nilesh, Romina and Amanda at Ocean Dental for a day that reminded me why I have been called to do this work.


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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.