Basic Principles Of Success

I first compiled this list after spending the weekend with Colin Hall-Dexter in May 1990. Those couple of days at Colin’s practice in Harley Street proved to be a watershed both personally & professionally.

Colin could be said to be the father of modern private dentistry in the UK but what he especially inspired in me was the belief that disease should be controlled before large amounts of restorative work was performed.

The list has hung on the wall of my study wherever that has been for nearly 18 years. Periodically I think it should be revised but I’m not sure how I can really improve it.

  1. I truly believe in my ability to be successful in my chosen field. I want to be successful and am prepared to sacrifice other desires.
  2. I have a vision of the end result clearly in mind before I start.
  3. I am prepared to take action and make mistakes rather than waiting until the time is exactly right.
  4. I will never give up my belief in myself and my ideas.
  5. I will find ways of creating magic for other people in their chosen field and I will thoroughly enjoy whast I am doing.
  6. I will take care of my health and always look fit, healthy & successful.
  7. I will work with (and reward) key people that I choose to help me, people with the same attitudes, visions and abilities.
  8. I will design systems and strategies of organisation around me to ensure effective use of my time, money and all other resources.
  9. I will be flexible enough to adapt to changing conditions around me, and open-minded enough to listen to others.
  10. I will listen and make other people feel special when they are with me.

I gather Colin is in poor health at present so I wish him well and say thanks for his inspiration and impetus.

Published by Alun Rees

Dental Business Coach. Analyst. Troubleshooter. Consultant. Writer. Presenter. Broadcaster.

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