Zero tolerance

Yesterday I spoke about The Clean Sweep.
Today I share with you the single most profound coaching exercise you will ever undertake.
We tolerate the following:

  1. THINGS – that don’t work properly
  2. SITUATIONS – with which we are uncomfortable
  3. RELATIONSHIPS – that make us unhappy

So the exercise is to write down a list of all of your current tolerations.
The challenge is to remove them.
The aim is zero tolerance.
It takes technical skill to fix things that are faulty.
It takes moral fortitude to refuse to accept situations that are making you feel uncomfortable.
It takes emotional courage to move away from relationships that are making you feel unhappy.
All three can cost you money, either by spending it or leaving it on the table.
In the short term – pain.
In the long term – gain.
Make the decision.
Zero tolerance.


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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.