Stop Hiding. Wisdom from Carl Richards.

Regular readers of this blog will know that I hold Carl Richards in high esteem. His simple messages supported by drawings are always worth a look and a thought. This one is especially good. I seem to attract procrastinators (or perhaps they attract me), Carl’s words on the subject are most appropriate and I amContinue reading “Stop Hiding. Wisdom from Carl Richards.”

First. Know your potential customers/clients

If I was to employ someone to assist me with my marketing I would like them to know and understand what I do. Not in depth, of course, that would come after an initial call but I would like to think that they would bother to find out a little bit more about me. TheContinue reading “First. Know your potential customers/clients”

…and I thought self control was always a good thing.

Sometimes you have to admit that everything you thought was wrong was (possibly) right. Could it be that all those good habits, all that resisting temptation and weeks of denial were for nothing? Is it possible that beating myself up after the third chocolate digestive and saying “no” to things that would have been funContinue reading “…and I thought self control was always a good thing.”

In Praise of….Toastmasters

“It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time.” I joined the fledgling West Cork Toastmasters in September 2014. I was determined to take my speaking more seriously. I was fed up of being an enthusiastic but ultimately unproductive presenter. “There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. TheContinue reading “In Praise of….Toastmasters”

The Weekend Read – The Go-Giver

I was listening to Bob Burg, the co-author of this little book speaking the other day and it took me back to when I first read it. I had been persuaded that what I needed to succeed was to work hard and faster than everyone else. It went against the grain but if everyone else saidContinue reading “The Weekend Read – The Go-Giver”

…on the other hand, life can be good.

A contrast from yesterday’s blog where I said that many people who work as clinicians are not suited to the job, have made decisions for the wrong reasons and are unhappy. Dentistry is rewarding in many ways, if you get the design of your job right – and I’ll talk about that tomorrow. It paysContinue reading “…on the other hand, life can be good.”

You don’t have to do this…”Things They Didn’t Teach You at Dental School”

An excerpt from the forthcoming book, “101 Things They Didn’t Teach You at Dental School” “This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” Polonius. Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 3. Is Dentistry really what you want to do? YouContinue reading “You don’t have to do this…”Things They Didn’t Teach You at Dental School””