optometrist coaching

Life Re-Purposed

What direction is your life taking?  Are you on-track for where you want to go ultimately?  Or did you take a side road on the path of your life and you need to get back to the main road?  Or maybe you have decided to re-purpose your life and go in a new direction that

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Hitting Your Refresh Button

From time to time it is a really good idea to sit down with yourself and do an introspective review of your practice and your life.  In other words, do an honest self-assessment as to the success and satisfaction levels in your life. You may find that you have let things slide that you were

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Practice Management Software vs. Human Management Skills

There are a million ads from software companies that promote that your practice management problems will all be solved by their software. But is this really true?  A software program is a definite must for a practice and very few practices are without one these days.  They range from freeware off the internet to extremely

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Holding Yourself Back from Greatness?

You have a lot more potential than you ever believed!  Did you ever realize that?  Sometimes you don’t even know how MUCH you are capable of until some unforeseen event brings it out in you, right?  Ever had a day where 15 things went wrong and you fixed them all and were pretty damn proud

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Over Expansion

Is Overexpansion Possible?

Many practitioners are worried about getting too big too fast. Some don’t want to get big at all because of the concern of losing control of the practice. And others are anxious about keeping their work/life balance from going completely out of whack. Hmmm … but are these valid considerations? Can one actually expand rapidly

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The Winning Attitude

A More Profitable Practice

Like most healthcare professionals, you may have in your head the idea that perhaps your practice could be more profitable, more efficient, more organized. Just a sneaking feeling … maybe a bit vague though on how it can be achieved. Maybe you’ve seen published stats through your college or association as to how others are

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Stress Free

Controlling Your Stress

  Perhaps you have experienced having a fantastic production month in January and you think, “Yes! Off to a great new year!” And then in February, the practice dives into a huge slump. And you don’t know why. Bonuses vanish and everyone gets bummed. March is looking about as bad but you have a feeling

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Why Bosses Might Get Cranky

Like anyone else, there are days when a boss might get a little cranky or irritated. For many, they feel like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders. They didn’t know when they graduated that they were signing up for the following: to have to work out how to make payroll every

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Team Graph

Your Real Bottom Line

While being concerned about your bottom line as a practice owner makes sense because that is your take home pay, maybe you’re worrying about the WRONG bottom line. Is it really how much profit your practice made this year or are you focusing on the wrong thing? Are you reducing your bottom line? Breaking “the

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Emotions

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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PR marketing

Grow Your Practice through Good PR

Amongst the thousands of ways to grow your practice, an important one often overlooked or underrated is the Power of PR. Public Relations is essentially a matter of communicating the ideal impression of you and your practice to the people you want to come to you for service. Public Relations delivers ideas, not products or

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Are you doing your very best?

You have probably heard many stories from your patients or clients about practices they have been to where they felt a lack of service and care from the team. Sometimes, they are mentioning that the staff seemed very uncaring or even rude. Sometimes it is the doctor who is the target … “too rushed,” “didn’t

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