The Ultimate Dentist Checklist For Thriving Under Stress

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Stress is something we all face purely as a function of living on the planet. Managed well, a healthy level of stress helps us grow. Poorly managed, we can find ourselves veering off course. Unmanaged, and we can quickly find life turns upside down. I’m not a believer in silver bullets, but I do believe in mastery of fundamentals. Mastering …

5 Smart Moves Your Dental Practice Should Make

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Every dental business owner serious about growth will be hungry for new ideas to grow and scale their practice. I’m no exception. One rich source of new ideas is the lessons learned and shared by ‘compatriot’ entrepreneurs – those who’ve done it tough in the trenches of business and life. It is especially fascinating when those lessons are learned in …

How Inspiration Creates a Great Dental Business Brand

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The idea of an inspiring dental business brand may seem foreign to we dentists. After all, professional training and practice primes us to shy away from the spotlight. But what if I told you being front and centre is essential to creating a great dental business brand? Creating a great brand is not just the domain of big companies and …

How to Know You’re in a Dental Business, Not Just a Dental Practice

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You’re running a dental practice, but did you know you’re really the owner of a dental business? It’s a question being posed to more and more dentists. And most of my readers will know why. It’s no secret things have changed in the world of dentistry over the past five years. A topic covered extensively in my book, Retention, and …

How to thrive in life and business as a dental entrepreneur

While I’m now comfortable with the term entrepreneur, I wasn’t always. It took a long time – and a few entrepreneurial peaks and troughs – before I felt I could really own it. In this regard, I’m not Robinson Crusoe. A view held among many dentists, the perception of entrepreneurship is filtered through a lens of patients first. Essential for …

7 quality questions that result in a remarkably different business

Asking quality questions can make a remarkable difference to business

A thinking man, it was Voltaire who said, “Judge a man by his questions” and you know, I’m inclined to agree. No doubt you’ve heard it many times too. It’s possible to judge the quality of a person’s life by the quality of their questions. Without wanting to philosophise too deeply, business is certainly an arena in which we’re caused …

Practice leadership: how to have it, why you need it

A stint in the military is a leadership learning platform like no other. By nature and necessity, it is disciplined, focused and ordered. However, beyond the purely practical, time in the military provides a wonderful study into human nature. Through the experience, a person comes face to face with leadership in all its forms. With a willingness to observe and …

5 secrets every dentist should use to leverage their practice

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I’m a shameless student of any entrepreneurial business idea I think will help me run my practice and coaching business better. I love learning from the best, testing ideas myself, refining them and making them my own. Having read hundreds of books, attended countless seminars and been coached for hundreds of hours, it can seem like there’s always something to …

Unusual things you didn’t know sport teaches us about business success

Business success and success in sport. I wouldn’t be the first person to find analogies between the two, would I? As a keen businessman and enthusiastic sportsman and fan – who’s somewhat talent challenged (don’t ask about my tennis serve), I’ve always appreciated the similarities between these two seemingly different arenas. Think Jerry McGuire: The key to this business is personal …

What Everybody Ought to Know About Creating Wealth

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Have you ever fantasised about winning a lottery? About never having to worry about your finances, or about how full your appointment book is again. About living the good life and doing as you pleased. Of course, you’re smart so you know the odds are not in your favour (even if you’ve bought a ticket). In fact, statistician Peter Adams says the …