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Outshine

Outshine the Competition!

There was this humorous commercial on TV a few years ago wherein a traveler stopped at a gas station and asked how to get to a certain destination point. The gas station owner thought about it, scratched his head, hemmed and hawed, and finally…
Growth

Grow, Grow, Grow Your Practice

With 2015 just around the corner, it’s time to do a little planning for it so you start the new year off with a bang and a burst of energy to make it be your best year to date. After holiday time, revving the practice engines back up with…
On the Verge of Greatness

On the Verge of Greatness?

“Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.” Brian Tracy “You can do anything you wish to do, have anything you wish to have, be anything you wish to be.” Robert Collier “Since most of us spend…

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…

It's Not Too Late...

...to make your New Years Resolutions stick! 1. Powerful Goals When making or setting your goals, THINK BIG, but don’t go outside of your concept of reality. Be very specific … in fact, the more specific you are, the more chance you have…

Increase Your Survival Potential

Knowing how a practice is performing and how to increase its profitability are most efficiently accomplished through the use of statistics. Some people call them “performance metrics” and others may say “practice metric monitors,” but…

Smile...

… and the whole world smiles with you! Has anyone frowned at you lately? Did one of your friends or colleagues look a little serious or preoccupied? Did it make you feel good? Probably not! There have been many studies to show that smiling…

A Calm Environment

For your patients’ sake as well as your own and your staff’s, keeping a lid on tempers and angry outbursts in a practice is an important skill. Creating a calm working environment can increase the efficiency and level of production. Getting…

Jack and Jill Story

Jack tries to get along and not cause trouble. His neighbor plays loud rock-an-roll music all night long, so Jack buys ear plugs. Jack hates leaving his apartment as the building lobby is full of boxes and junk; he just steps around the mess.…
Winging it

Winging It

The other day as I was analyzing a practice, I asked the doctor if she manages by statistics and she replied, “No, we wing it.” She had the grace to laugh as she said it, knowing that that was a less than optimum answer for her practice. Ever…
Marketing

Internal Marketing: Show you care

In the rush and crush of your daily practice, you may sometimes find yourself a little short on tenderness or empathy. Some of you seem to be born with more compassion than others. Some may have to work on it and practice living in the other…

The Power Of Passion

On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you right now? Do you really, truly want to succeed? Are you thrilled with your goals for today? Is your passion at 8, 9 or 10? If not, you need to learn to generate more passion for your work, your…