Seamless or Scrambling?

Over Christmas I watched the 80’s cult classic, “Sixteen Candles.”  I’ve seen it dozens of times, as I’m sure many of you reading this e-zine have! I love the scene where the entire family is rushing out the door trying to pile into the family sedan en route to Jenny’s wedding.  I get sweaty palms every time I watch that scene.  The chaos and disorganization stresses me out but I can’t help but laugh at the craziness.  I don’t do well with clutter, both personally and professionally.  How about you?

2012’s e-zine theme is all about getting your house in order.  It’s difficult to move patients forward in their treatment in an organized, seamless fashion if your practice “house” is in disarray.  It’s a challenge to keep your team accountable and on task if you, as the doctor-leader, are scrambling to keep your head above water.  Each week, we will be detailing some of the best-kept secrets of the most successful dental professionals in the business.  Here’s to your house being in order in 2012!

Scroll down to watch this week’s video to get you pumped up about a year of getting your house in order….

By the way, this is a picture of my all time FAVORITE scene in the movie.

“Sixteen Candles” copyright 1984 Universal Pictures

Stay Inspired,

Have you spent your entire career trying to fix things?

Of course! As dentists you spend 4 years of dental school learning to fix faulty restorations or fix broken partials. Then, in your career, you continue to perfect the fixing.

As an office manager, you spend your days sweating over fixing holes in the schedule or fixing the collections problem, right?

As hygienists, you spend hours trying to fix patients’ home care behaviors.

But what about YOU?  Have you ever taken a step back to look at getting YOUR house in order?

The video talks about getting your internal house in order as priority #1. Then, once your house is in order, you can only then work on “fixing” everything else!

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