…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.”

…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.”

A Happy and civil New Year to you.

“Civility”: formal politeness and courtesy in behaviour or speech. 2019 was a year of change, so will 2020 be and 2021, 2022, 2023. I think you get the picture. Get used to it, there is little point resenting change. No matter who you are or where you are you have choices in response. Anyone who has readContinue reading “A Happy and civil New Year to you.”

A reformed cynic speaks.

There is an old saying, “a cynic is what an idealist calls a realist”. Peter Senge wrote, “Scratch the surface of most cynics and you find a frustrated idealist — someone who made the mistake of converting his ideals into expectations.” Most of us start our businesses with high hopes and ideals of changing the world.Continue reading “A reformed cynic speaks.”