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Rhonda Savage, DDS, has been in private practice for 16 years and is the CEO for Linda L. Miles and Associates, an internationally known practice management and consulting business. Dr. Savage is a noted speaker who lectures on practice management, esthetic dentistry, women's health issues, periodontal disease, communication and marketing, and zoo dentistry. You may reach Dr. Savage at Rhonda@MilesandAssociates.net.
You’ve heard it over and over: “Put on a happy face and you’ll have a great day!” Or here’s another: “Only you can choose your attitude!” Ironically, these sayings, while clichÃ©, are true and important, especially if the choice of attitude is tied with action. Productive people are happy people. Focused people are productive.
Negative emotions wear you down, tire you out, and take away the joy in your life. Negative emotions make you resentful, bitter, and not much fun to be around.
It’s important for your team and your practice, however, that you actively work to be positive, focused, and productive. You’ll make more money, enjoy more happiness, and feel more successful if you take full responsibility for your actions. You’ve got to know, deep down, that, “If it’s to be, it’s up to me,” no one else.
So, yes, on Monday morning, I’m going to ask you to get up a bit earlier if need be, and be a bit early to work. Start the day prepared, unrushed, and less stressed.
A few examples:
Is there an area that YOU need to be more prepared in? Define it and make this week be your best, most prepared week ever!
Start on Monday and harness the energy of your team, then repeat the formula on Tuesday. Make this week be one of your best ever in your dental practice! One of my favorite sayings is, "You can't be 1,000 times better than another dental practice but you can be better in 1,000 small ways.”