For anyone who's not heard of Paddi - he's an Australian dentist who also has some fantastic ideas about business.
How many dentists (or other businesses for that matter) do you know who'll only take on new clients if they're referred by a chosen existing client?
Who keep the front door locked, and sawed up the front desk (and replaced it with a cappuccino machine)?
Who offer their clients tea or coffee in bone china cups, and freshly baked Dental Buns, in their own personal space in the surgery?
And yet... Paddi's working week is only 23 hours and he still makes lots of money... and most of his customers love paying him.
No that's not a gag. I've spent a lot of time recently working with Paddi's material, and there's a large part of me that says "This might just work!"
And some of the points he makes really make me sit up and say, "Yes, that's true!". Like when he says:
An explanation given before the problem occurs is a reason. An explanation given after the problem occurs is an excuse.Paddi has not only written 6 books, he's coming to the UK and Ireland this October to deliver workshops and seminars about how he built his business - and share how businesspeople here can do that too.
I'll be attending the Birmingham seminar. And I'd urge anyone who can, to come along to one of the seminars too. I've seen a video of Paddi presenting and he's a great speaker - fun, lively and interesting.
Hope to see you at the seminar.