time management

Me time

Want More Time?

Ever find yourself saying: “I don’t have enough time to …” “There’s never enough time.” “I just want some time to relax.” “I never have time for myself.” “There’s not enough time in a day.” Well then, let’s take a look at some of the tried and true ways to invent or create some of

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The Definition of Insanity

Recently, a healthcare professional came to us saying he needs to change the way he does things because it’s not working for him. He asked me if I’d heard the famous saying, “The definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” And yes, we are quite familiar

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Times Change

Things Happen and Times Change

So you’re going along with a fairly successful practice, making ends meet and enjoying some perks of life and time for family … your practice strategy is working. And then suddenly, you wake up one day and notice that your numbers are slowly (or quickly) worsening. Stats going down are one of the biggest fears

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Success

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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The Chicken or The Egg?

There is an age-old question as to which comes first:  the chicken or the egg.  Waxing philosophical for another moment, here is another:  which comes first, a good boss or a good staff? Having met with more than 6,000 doctors and analyzed their practices, I have observed that many have felt that they only have

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Success

Success Happens

Some people think success is only for the “lucky” or that “it’s a matter of being in the right place at the right time” or that “it’s who you know.” While it is a fact that there are people who have succeeded due to the above factors, did you know that everyone else can have

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More Efficiency = More Income

Denturists frequently ask me, “What is the typical successful denture clinic doing?”  This is a hard one to answer as I don’t believe there is such thing as a “typical” denture clinic. Every clinic is unique, has a different set of goals, a unique patient base, different dental philosophies and a variety of styles of

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BUSY, FRUSTRATED AND/OR STRESSED?

Have you ever been “busy” all day, but didn’t achieve your goals? You were probably distracted. Ever wonder why you feel frustrated at work? Distractions might be stopping you. Ever feel stressed? Distractions may be slowing you down. Distractions are not just irritating, they are destructive forces that ruin your productivity. Examples: supplies that ran

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Supersizing Your Free Time

Does your work seem like a never ending pile, and does it follow you home at night? Would you like to learn how to feel accomplished at the end of the work day and go home without a care on your mind? Here are some suggestions: My favourite! Schedule your day so that the task

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Control

Control: The Difference Between Success and Failure

Like money or nuclear power, control can be used for good or evil. You can use it to harm, suppress or destroy lives. Or you can use it to help people, increase your own income and improve the world around you. 10 Signs You Are Not in Control of Your Work Easily fatigued or exhausted

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Schedule

Schedule Away Some Of Your Stress

What do you mean, my flight left 2 hours ago? Oops! Did I really say I would have that ready by 4 p.m.? … Sorry! Oh dear, I didn’t realize you wanted me to call you back YESTERDAY. Stress creeps into your life in many small ways and one of the biggest sources is TIME

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Attack of the Sticky Notes

Horror of horrors … sticky notes are taking over your mind, your desk, your computer. Where to hide from these? How to get rid of them? Firstly, having sticky note pads to hand to jot a quick note are not necessarily a bad thing. It is what you do with them and how to organize

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