Category: Conversation

My weekly Bunker Day was switched to Tuesday this week, to accommodate Monday’s London workshop. Here’s a record of just one day’s conversations: with a Millennial married dental couple who want to buy a parent’s long-established practice; with a Practice Manager who wants to set up her own freelance compliance and consultancy business; with a…
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It’s important to understand the difference between achievements and habits when you are goal-setting. An achievement is a specific target, usually involving numbers and deadlines: I will hit a sales target of X by Y date; I will launch product/service X by Y date; I will create X video testimonials by Y date. A habit…
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A characteristic I notice frequently as I listen to clients is “imposter syndrome”, so called because there are times when we don’t feel worthy enough to carry the responsibilities of leadership. Imposter syndrome happens when we compare our inside to other people’s outside. Always a mistake. One of the benefits of being a coach is…
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Newcastle this morning and temperatures of -5 and a few inches of snow as the city slowly wakes. This evening I’m booked to meet with The Campbell Academy Peer Review to facilitate a conversation around the subject of “Winter is Coming” (a SWOT analysis of UK dentistry) – little did I know how prophetic the…
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Up at 05:00 this morning and back into my weekday routine for the first time since Friday 23rd December (which feels like 3 months ago and not 2.5 weeks). In spite of the fact that my body is still in recovery mode, I managed a 5k jog around Regents Park with only the company of…
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After yesterday’s demanding Portsmouth Marathon (black ice, running on beaches, rain, mud) I decided to spend an extra hour in bed this morning and break with my 05:00 routine – that’s the best bit of being a perfect imperfectionist. Another bit of self-indulgence was a cab ride from Portsmouth back to Southampton Airport yesterday afternoon…
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