The Real Reason For Stress And Burnout

Someone once commented that the only stress free state is when you are dead. It is my belief however that most of us would prefer to be stress free in this lifetime! The current idea of "learning how to live with it", while intellectually…

Make Your Practice Work For You

Canadian Optometrists are well-primed to care for the health of their patients. It’s taking care of business that seems the higher hurdle. With competition elbowing in and patients demanding ever more value for less money, it’s tough…

How Do You Handle Life’s Roadblocks?

When you feel stopped from accomplishing something, how do you respond? Get frustrated and give up? Drown your sorrows? Blame others? Blame yourself? Finding excuses is a popular way of explaining why you didn’t meet your goal. And of course,…
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Make Your Practice Work For You

Canadian Veterinarians are well-primed to care for the health of their patients. It’s taking care of business that seems the higher hurdle. With competition elbowing in and clients demanding ever more value for less money, it’s tough to…

Do you have a winning staff team?

There are days when, like the rest of us, you have wondered whether you should fire all the staff. Likewise, your staff were probably thinking it wouldn't be bad to hire a new boss.  What's wrong with this picture? Having worked with…

How to Reduce Your Stress Levels - and Avoid Burnout

An "authority" on stress, commented that the only stress free state is when you are dead. Unfortunately, most of us would like to be stress free in the here and now! Living with Stress? The idea of "learning how to live with it", while intellectually…

Hurdles on the Path of Success

Canadian Naturopaths are well?schooled to carry out the technical aspects of their practices. It's taking care of business that seems the higher hurdle. With competition elbowing in and patients demanding ever more value for less money, it's…

Successful Treatment Plan Presentations

What is a successful treatment plan presentation, anyway? Perhaps it could best be defined as a presentation by the denturist to his patient that offers the patient ideal care that they choose to go ahead with and that you, the denturist,…

Growing Your Practice From Within

Internal Marketing In the article on Sales and Marketing I wrote for the Spring issue, I mentioned that there are two key parts to internal marketing: 1) professional image; and 2) the service (not the technical services of making the dentures).…

Put a Shark in Your Tank

A Fishing Story: The Japanese love fresh fish.  However, the waters close to Japan have not held many fish for decades.  So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther than ever.  The farther the fishermen…

Do You Have a Winning Team?

There are days when, like the rest of us, you have wondered whether you should fire all the staff. Likewise, your staff were probably thinking it wouldn't be a bad idea to hire a new boss. What's wrong with this picture? Having worked with…

The Real Reason for Stress and Burnout

Someone once commented that the only stress free state is when you are dead. It is my belief however that most of us would prefer to be stress free in this lifetime! The current idea of "learning how to live with it", while intellectually…