Today, I’m looking forward to an uninterrupted day in my basement office, The Barrow Bunker.
Days like this are very rare (this one has only happened because of a short-notice change of personal plans) and looking at the blank space in my calendar is making me feel excited.
This is what I’ll be doing today:
overdue meeting follow up from last Friday (I normally do this quickly but a weekend away and 2 days vacation have interrupted my flow);
analysis of two sets of accounts, one for a prospective purchase (is the price right?) and another for an existing client who want to understand their operating cost per surgery per day;
calendar management – there are some folks asking to see me sooner rather than later and I have to interrogate my calendar and find some time – easier said;
a video for Practice Plan to introduce my sessions at this year’s Showcase;
connection with The Campbell Academy to discuss their (sold out) year-long business course, on which I am a visiting lecturer again in 2018;
update on progress from another dentist who I’m helping carefully analyse a prospective purchase;
a review of management job specifications for a large private clinic;
an article for Private Dentistry magazine;
preparation for my September newsletter;
review of the latest slides for the Practice Plan Tour with Sheila Scott.
and, of course, answering emails as they arrive during the day.
I’ll be taking a lunch break today to read more of Cal Newport.
It’s 06:15 now and I’ve been at my desk since 05:00 catching up on overnight social media, reviewing the above list, getting my head around the day.
Now I’m off for a 10k run – realising that running is part of my Deep Work – I never listen to music or books – no earbuds – just the sounds around me and my thoughts for company.