How to establish your practice vision [VIDEO]

November 2, 2012
Issue 11

As part of our new Morning Huddle e-newsletter, DPR partnered with notable practice management consultants to provide quick video tips to get your team talking.

As part of our new Morning Huddle e-newsletter, DPR partnered with notable practice management consultants to provide quick video tips to get your team talking.

Here, Cathy Jameson and Dr. Brad Guyton of Jameson Consulting discuss the importance of each dentist defining his or her “ideal” practice.

 

In order to take your practice to the next level, you must first decide what that means; where that next level may be; what you want to accomplish in your practice. Each journey must begin with the end in mind. We all know this and apply this to many of the activities of our lives: vacations; education; a new house. The same vision of the end result is critical to your practice development.

You can have your ideal practice. In fact, life is much too short to accept anything less than your ideal. An ideal practice is something different for everyone. All that matters when you are determining and defining your ideal practice is what that means to you. Once that has been clearly defined, you can make that vision become a reality.

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The vision of your ideal practice may change throughout your career. You will change, grow and develop as you mature and as you experience life. Your practice will always reflect you and you may find that your vision will change as you change.

If you feel that the joy of going to work is gone or you have a sense of frustration about your practice, it may be healthy to stop for a moment, sit down and write out what you would like to do in your practice. What would you consider ideal in:

  • The type of treatment you are providing

  • Your team

  • Your facility

  • Your technology and equipment

  • Your financial health and well-being

  • Your time off

  • Your reputation in the community

Once you have written down your ideal in each of these areas, then ask yourselves if you are there. If not, then ask yourselves another question: Why not?  Then determine how you are going to make this happen, who you need in your life to help you and when you will begin?

There is absolutely no reason why you should not be spending each and every one of your valuable days doing exactly what you want to do in exactly the manner you choose.

Pause for a moment. Go somewhere that you cannot be interrupted. Define the ideal. Don’t get in your own way by not giving yourself permission to be successful, to be creative, to rejoice in the work that you do.  Establish or revisit your practice vision. Then, do whatever it takes to bring that vision to a place of reality. Point yourselves in that direction and make this a great week!