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Having the life and practice you want: Removing Tolerations - Step One We humans have sure learned how to tolerate a lot! We put up with, accept, take on and are dragged down by people’s (and our patients’) behavior, situation, unmet needs, crossed boundaries, unfinished business, frustrations, problems, and even our own behavior. Do [...]
Making mistakes is part of being human. You can learn to benefit from mistakes and use them to your advantage in many ways - and with style and grace!
Believe it or not, actors have a lot to teach us about what we do. Now, I’m not talking about movies or about the day-to-day practice of dentistry. (There aren’t many movies about dentists, and, let’s face it, Marathon Man doesn’t exactly paint us in a stellar light.) I’m talking about the craft of acting, [...]
Far too often, I meet dentists who assume that their personal lives have little to do with their professional development. This could not be farther from the truth! In fact, I believe that personal growth and professional growth are so closely related that you cannot have one without the other. Unfortunately, our stress-filled culture often [...]
Don’t you wish it could be smooth sailing all the time? I do! Wouldn’t it be great if every patient was compliant, every team member carried out responsibilities correctly, and every interaction with your spouse was filled with love and laughter? What a pleasure that would be! However, while these things might be good in [...]
If you’re in practice, you are probably looking to achieve greater productivity; I’m not sure who wouldn’t. However, the number one roadblock to dental practice growth may surprise you. If you are struggling to improve your practice and to increase profitability, the problem may be, well, you. I say this not in a spirit of [...]
It’s Thanksgiving once again: that day, every year, when we are all gluttonous to celebrate the fact that ‘Pilgrims and Indians’ had a harmonious meal — at least that is how it has been framed historically. On the last Thursday of November, every year, we celebrate the beginning of a European invasion that ends with [...]
Today is Ash Wednesday, the day that Catholics and other Christians begin celebrating the season of Lent. In the traditional liturgical sense, Lent is a time to renounce your own inclinations in order to repent and draw closer to God. Although this period is especially dear to the hearts of Christians, others have begun to [...]