Remember the old Frank Capra film, "It's a Wonderful Life"? Here are a few thoughts on how to live a wonderful life as a dentist.
In my practice, I've found that the new sagittal correctors are amazing! We've just put a introductory two-hour course online that's also pretty amazing. And, for a little while, it's free to readers of Love & Orthodontics.
Being on time in every aspect of a dental practice makes for happier patients, sure. But it also makes for happier doctors and staff. Here's how to do it.
Have you ever thought about how so often, you don't know what you can do until you actually do it?
And, you don’t know what you can be until you find you’ve become it?
When you think about it, it’s all about using your courage to start.
Because, you are so much more than you can know.
Saw a beautiful reminder of this that Deepak Chopra posted:
You - a bright shining star in this gorgeous Universe. Step out.
Go after whatever you want to be, to do, to have.
I love you and your light!
There are daily actions that will make every dental practice better. What are they?
As a dentist, take a fresh look at your career and evaluate whether you've really been serving your patients' -- and your own -- best interests.
Here's a recommendation to my colleagues to consider just exactly what 'evidence base' is -- and what it is not.
Do you ever think, "if only"?
If only I were in some other job, some other practice, some other relationship — THEN I would be happy.
If only I had what “he” has, what “they” have — sure, THEN I could be happy.
Well, that is all doubtful!
Get all the happiness out of where you are, what you are doing, your practice today, your friends and family.
(If those aren’t working for you, sure, study your goals, and set up a plan to work toward where you want to be, what you want in relationships and how to get there.)
BUT, in the meantime…
Get the happiness you can out of NOW and what’s happening NOW.
Sometimes we don’t realize our blessings until they aren’t there anymore.
The years, the changes plunder them and suddenly we look back and realize we could have been much happier.
Sometimes we don’t realize our blessings until they aren’t there anymore. The years go by, change occurs, and suddenly we look back and realize we could have been much happier.
Would you believe that there is nothing about your life today, not even the hurting that you won’t eventually appreciate and understand that it's good?
Don’t wait to be "happy until"…
Happiness begets happiness.
Go for it.
Tough times always come and go. There is a way to approach these times to make things better, happier and more productive.
There is an approach to dental practice that can make it the most incredible of opportunities. Here's the secret.
Dr Chris Baker
Dr. Chris Baker is Past President of the American Orthodontic Society, a pediatric dentist and teacher of orthodontics, An author, dental practice consultant, mentor, and a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools, Dr Chris practices and blogs in beautiful Abu Dhabi, UAE, and glorious Texas, USA.
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