It's that time of year again where we all get ready for the holidays. For many years I have been part of a tradition of giving back that my father started. I look forward to it every year as both a way to be part of making Christmas special for families that are less fortunate, but also as a reminder to be thankful for all that I have.
I have a 50 minute plus commute to work every day, and one of the things I use that drive for is to work out the knots in my shoulders that are a natural part of being a dental professional. A tennis ball can become the best thing you keep in your car!
When I think about business or personal success, for me it boils down to a formula of three things. Number one is to identify the strategy: What do I want to do more of or have more of? Number two is to look at the story we have that might be motivating us or getting in the way; this may be the why or the why not. The third part is our state of mind: Are we
Despite being very regimented about my diet and exercise, I have struggles with gastritis and weight issues. In an effort to improve things I changed my diet, and even gave up coffee, something I dearly love. Recently I learned about a great book Plant Paradox. One of the things I learned is that NightShades are a group of vegetables that many of us can't
Yes I want to talk about the dreaded "f" word in dentistry, failures. I think it is common to really focus on the failures in our lives and in dentistry. Unrealistic expectations about how long dentistry will last, like expecting our crowns to last forever sets us up for failure. The experience of it can make us beat ourselves up and take this on ourselves
This weekend in New Jersey I have had some challenges at the hotel I am staying in. As a way to make it up to me, they sent me an apology gift to my room. Unfortunately the completely missed the mark. Often we do this same thing with patients. Getting to know someone, their preferences, likes and dislikes allows us to customize how we interact with them, so
Recently I have sought out some additional training in personal fitness and nutrition. One of the primary reasons for this is my love of dentistry. I want to practice for a long time, and to do that I need to protect my greatest asset, me! I am a reading a great book right now called "Pain Free". It looks at staying physically fit as the key to eliminating
At my parents 50th wedding anniversary celebration (yes 5o!), I had a chance to discuss business with my Uncle Joe. Joe was the CEO of multiple large well known companies over his career. Often he took them from losing money to making large amounts of money, from survival to success. He shared with me the 3 keys to business success, and even threw in a bonus
So the first thing most of us think about when we hear Ford is the car company. In this case it is an Acronym F.O.R.D. and no it does not stand for "fix or repair daily". This was powerful learning for me out my franchise training and has rippled through my work and personal life. Most recently it showed up at my doctor's visit. F.O.R.D. stand for
Staying adequately hydrated during the day is important for us and for our patients. People with a faster resting heart rate can experience a slowing of your heart rate when they are dehydrated and then you start feeling sluggish. In addition your brain capacity decreases, and our ability to do our jobs can be compromised. The minimum is half of our body