There are very few dentists I talk with that don’t have some level of fear and/or anxiety about what the future holds for them and their practice.
Whether it’s Obamacare, insurance industry changes, corporate dentistry, finding an associate, debt, or any other of a hundred items, the dial has been turned up on the fear factor. Telling you all will be well isn’t going to change how you feel.
For those of you who have practiced for at least 15 years, you’ve at least seen some ebb-and-flow to know that everything is temporary, but yet you’re still concerned.
Fear is a very interesting subject, one that’s been written about for thousands of years. And, in no other culture I know of except the American culture does fear reign King. Think about that for a minute, if you would. One thing for sure, if you can scare someone, they’ll probably do what you say. Interesting, isn’t it?
Unfortunately, it’s a tactic I’ve seen used in dentistry, and I don’t like it one bit. Look up quotes on fear; there’s thousands of them.
I ask you to think about the role that fear makes in your decision-making process in your practice … how does it contribute to your feeling of success, peace, fulfillment, and happiness? Does it work well, or not so well?
Are you ready to make changes?