How Resilience Turns Setbacks into Success

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There’s a lot of talk about resilience these days. We hear about it in personal and professional spheres. Kids are taught it in schools. And it’s a popular topic in business circles. Why is that? Don’t we intrinsically know how to be resilient? It seems not. While we each have the potential in us to develop resilience, it remains potential …

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 …

Could Innovation Increase The Value of Your Dental Practice?

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Innovation can be applied to dental practice in many ways.  However, we often overlook it as the means to enhance business value directly. In the world of dentistry, we typically associate innovation with development in a technology or treatment technique. Looking at innovation this way creates a perception that the power for innovation is in the hands of someone else, …

3 Hot Tips To Send Your Dental Practice Into Business Overdrive

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Growing a dental practice can test a dentist’s patience. We have a vision. We know what needs to happen next. Why can’t we be there already? But here’s what I’ve found: steady, consistent action applying strategies that work is what yields the best results. Deceptively simple, some strategies can be overlooked. However, on deeper consideration and implemented well, they have …

What Every Dentist Needs To Know About Business Systems

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While the dentist in me loves perfection in patient care, the entrepreneur in me gets a kick from creating business systems for our practice. I love this stuff because it creates order and structure. My opinion? Order precedes forward movement. Order is achieved by bringing structure to business. It follows that structure comes through development of frameworks and processes that …

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 …

How To Get Laser Focused (Even If You’re Drowning In A Sea Of Overwhelm)

Where do you start? It’s so confusing, working out how to achieve your goals. Let’s take your dental practice for example. You want it to be successful without constantly struggling for patients. So you decide to increase your patient base. But there are so many options. If you narrow it down to doing marketing, where do you start? There’s Google …

The Minimalist Guide To Business Success

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It’s what you want, right? Business success, that is. I know you’re in dentistry to make a difference and to help people. You’re here because you care. You want to help your patients by looking after them and providing the best dental treatment you can. That’s what got you into dentistry in the first place. But dentistry is a high-risk …

How to Boost Productivity Without Working Yourself to Death

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It seems that everyone wants to get more done in less time these days. We’re all crazy-busy and searching for productivity hacks. Productivity hacks that promise so much but often deliver so little. Because working in a dental practice isn’t the same as working in an office. You don’t need strategies for getting your inbox to zero, staying off social …

5 Systems Mistakes Killing Your Business

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It’s not a fairytale. You can create an efficient business that can run smoothly and efficiently – even if you aren’t there. Sounds appealing, doesn’t it? But there’s one catch. You have to have smart systems in place. So what exactly are systems? A system, with standard operating procedures (SOP), is a detailed step-by-step guide on how to complete a certain task. …