causes of stress


What frustrates you the most?

Let’s start off by defining frustration: “the feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially because of inability to change or achieve something.” This could be caused by an event or circumstance that causes one to have a feeling of frustration; or it could be the prevention of the progress, success, or fulfillment of something. It

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How To Get In Trouble With Your Staff

Cute joke to illustrate a key point: A kindergarten pupil told his teacher that he found a cat. She asked him if it was dead or alive. He told her it was dead. She asked him how he knew that. He innocently replied, “Because I pissed in its ear and it didn’t move.” The teacher

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In control

Is Stress Controlling Your Life?

Various aspects of your life, including your home life, your practice, your hobbies, and other interests can start flying out of your control and your stress level will start to escalate. And your enjoyment of life will head south. There are many ways of preventing this vicious downward spiral from even starting and keeping you

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A Whole New Level of Success

It’s a horrible truth to confront sometimes as the owner of a business, but the reason a practice is not growing or highly successful flows out from the practice owner as the leader, not the following “reasons”: “we’re in a recession,” “the economy is slow,” “no good staff available,” “too much competition in my area,”

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How to Effectively Disagree with the “R” Word

Over 25 years of analyzing more than 5,000 individual practices, I have heard many times that “the reason my numbers are down is because of the RECESSION.”  Many times!  Even in affluent economic climates!  Many practice owners whose stats are down have phoned around to other practitioners in their area to see if they too

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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 clever, is not one that we can readily accept or

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Fill Your Practice With Patients You Love

Have you ever noticed that there are some patients you love to treat more than others? What if you could attract more of them into your practice without spending a fortune on tons of external marketing? Would going in to work every day be more fun if your practice was brimming over with your favourite

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