Wearing your fat pants

My favourite comment of the day – from a new client attending our Manchester workshop:
“Up until last November I was an associate in a dental practice. I used to finish work by 6.00pm every evening and go to my gym for a work-out – then a few drinks with friends, a meal and in bed by 10.00pm.
Then I bought my own dental practice.
Now I work until 9.00pm most days, go home to drink half a bottle of Merlot and crash into bed.
I am working evenings and weekends trying to keep my business on track, as well as delivering the dentistry.
Last weekend I managed 9 holes of golf for the first time in ages, although I spent most of my time looking for lost balls.
In the old days, when I returned from a vacation, I would wear my “fat pants” for a few weeks until I lost weight again.
Now I wear my “fat pants” all the time.”
What a succinct description of the pleasures of self-employment!


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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.