Category: Work/Life Balance

Things we could easily do without: landlines letterboxes impression material blu-tack interruption marketing politicians who advocate hate and violence dining as a fuel stop power, greed and affluenza Things we need more of: art (in all forms) fresh air and exercise children empathetic listening family & friends dining as a social occasion corporate and individual social…
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Occasionally we all get so wrapped up in the execution of what we do that we forget about the difference that we make. That’s why collecting patient testimonials isn’t just about feeding the relentless appetite of your marketing machine. It can sometimes be a good reminder to you and your team that you are doing good…
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One of the many benefits of my occasional forays into the wilderness is the confirmation that we can get through life with a lot less “stuff” than the advertisers and marketers would have us believe. I call it dematerialisation, not that I’m vanishing like Captain Kirk in a transporter but I’m leaving behind the perceived…
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Today will be the last of 6 days in The Barrow Bunker over the Christmas and New Year period – time invested in working ON my business. I began with an Xmas project list of 29 tasks (which grew to 34), ranging from quick fixes around the office and home to the development of a…
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After 2 days my MacBook is back from Intensive Care and appears to be functioning normally. Lessons learned: there is a price to pay for innovation and early adoption – the occasional failure don’t upgrade your computer software during a road-trip and in a hotel room make absolutely 100% sure on a weekly basis that…
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In his celebrated work, The E-Myth Revisited, author and business coach Michael Gerber (inspiring me by still going strong at age 80) describes three categories of business owner: The Technician – whose unique ability is their technical proficiency in a chosen field (specialist dentist/coach); The Manager – whose unique ability is to manage and lead…
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I’m looking for 5 new clients from March 2017 Here’s a shopping list of the outcomes I can deliver for you: if you are building a micro-corporate, I can help with acquisitions and with the integration of new practices into your group or I can help you to locate, open and grow a cold squat…
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Is what you do for a living the same as what you do for a life? I’m frequently asked to comment on “the best business decision I ever made” and always respond with the resolve in 1996 to take 12 weeks vacation every year, whilst I was co-parenting a young family of 5 children. My…
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Looking back to 20th September 2008 I had just started working 4 days a week as Director of Private Sector Development with Integrated Dental Holdings Ltd. In May of that year, the CEO David Hudaly spoke to me at the Manchester BDA conference and explained that IDH had acquired around 35 private practices along with (then)…
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We all have our inner demons – the things we are afraid of. My girlie scream at the sight of a sizeable spider in the bath is the stuff of family legend – but nothing scares me more than heights. I used to listen to Wayne Dyer cassette tapes in the 90’s, suggesting that heights…
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