The point of last week’s message was to get you to challenge yourself and to really assess whether your practice has delivered the independence for your life that you initially desired when you first chose to become a practice owner. Many doctors are at the mercy of their practice, not actually in control over it.
True independence goes beyond owning the practice and into how the practice is serving as a catalyst for the life you want outside its walls.
I have talked a lot about independence both in concept and in reality. This week, as we celebrate our country’s independence, it’s the perfect opportunity to take full advantage of the freedoms you have and design the type of life you want.
It boils down to whether you want more success by your own definition or you are completely happy with just more of the same. Since you are reading this, I can surmise that you are still in pursuit of a better, faster, smarter, more profitable way to practice by utilizing leverage.
In dentistry you can leverage your time and schedule, you can leverage your team and patients, and you can leverage your profits and the business as a whole.
The greatest form of leverage is the knowledge of other people who have done what you want to do. So many doctors let their past experiences get in the way of their future potential and this is a shame because nothing in the past matters; not failed experiences nor successes, you are only as good as your future results.
This requires you to keep your edge and to always be evolving. This is the opportunity I gave to you last week and I am today for the last time to figure out what your next breakthroughs are with my Practice Independence Call…
You will soon see why my approach is so unique. Every doctor is different and no cookie-cutters or one-size-fits-all solutions ever work because they don’t breed independence. In fact, most everyone else trying to sell you things have the exact opposite agenda in mind – they want you dependent upon their made-up solutions that have no impact on your success because they are not customized for you.
Do not make the mistake of thinking I am like them or ‘more of the same.’ That is exactly why I provide to you this specific Independence Call Opportunity at no risk to you so you can see first-hand what I am all about and how I can help facilitate your goals and objectives. That is a key point, I said YOUR GOALS not someone else’s. Not mine – YOURS.
Rest assured there is no fee for this or even for my help. Everything I do carries with it a legitimate guarantee – that whatever you say you want to achieve actually comes true.
Isn’t that what independence in life, let alone business, is all about. The reality of results not the illusion of activity.
That’s what you will get here with me, results. You just have to want it bad enough and get out of your own way to give yourself a real true chance at success…
You see, creating independence in your practice goes much further than any one concept or idea in that you can reliably and systematically have predictable results without any of them being completely dependent on you.
You remember my philosophy that you either have a team-driven practice or a doctor-dependent practice and this is not something that will ever happen on its own.
To paint a more vivid picture for you… nearly half my doctors come to me originally because they are either burnout by dentistry and the effort required to make the same; they are stuck in a rut and feel plateaued; or they are ready to leave, prepare for the exit and sell their practice.
In every single case, I can tell you that no matter how great their team is they have a practice that is so reliant upon them that they feel as though the practice is a weight on their shoulders that they are carrying around. Instead of a vehicle they are driving and getting somewhere, it is more like a car up on blocks with the gas pedal being pushed that will never ever get them anywhere other than just burn up the engine.
Once we have restored (or sometimes for the very first time set-up) clarity of vision, systems integration, and performance-based accountability through team ownership of responsibilities, it is as if the weight has been lifted. The relief felt from this makes dentistry fun again and well, obviously, winning in clinical excellence and financial profitability makes it more fun and rewarding for everyone involved.
This is the ultimate liberation from the burden of production and management.
If this describes you then you owe it to yourself to act right now and claim your independence…
The other half of doctors are doing well and consider themselves at the top of their game but feeling completely stuck in that the only way to grow beyond where they are at is a way that they don’t want – and therefore feel lost and stagnated as there is nothing more they can do.
This is often seen as expansion of hours (and expansion of overhead), building out more space, and adding volume on top of volume. This just sounds silly when you are already stressed out and running full throttle. Some, heaven forbid, are considering adding insurance plans to get more patients when the problem is not with having enough patient opportunities, it’s with not being able to cultivate enough dentistry and case acceptance.
These doctors soon realize that more volume, quantity, hours, patients, space, team and often even production is never the right answer.
If this sounds more like where you are at, then you already get that the best get better by constant and never ending improvement, not multiplying more of the same. You are looking for my wisdom (knowledge through compounded experience) to ensure you reach your next level of independence…
Regardless of what type of practice you have today and how you would categorize yourself, going against the grain is what being independent is all about, not having to conform to ‘norms’ or ‘trends’ or ‘others ideals’ just for the sake of it.
So, when I ask you what are you declaring independence from, it goes deeper than just ‘what’ to ‘how’ you want to practice and most important to the ‘why’ of your choices and decisions.
Yesterday, we celebrated the freedom we have in our great country and yet so many doctors are not free at all. They are completely imprisoned by their practices and the industry as a whole. This stems from their lack of belief in what’s possible and usually from their either doubt or skepticism or lack of exposure to anything but what they already know.
The greatest American qualities are asking questions, being curious, challenging the status-quo, prioritizing ingenuity and innovation, never wavering on their resolve, and relentlessness pursuit of life, liberty and happiness. Nothing is guaranteed except the opportunity to take action, to be independent, to define your success, and to take control of your life.
My challenge to you is never settle, never stop being true to yourself, practice on your own terms and reach the greatest independence of them all in dentistry and in life by never having any “have-to’s” but everything because you want to.
During my Practice Independence Blueprint Call, I will personally walk you through your own roadmap to achieving a practice-on-your-own-terms business and share with you specific strategies that are easily put into place without you having to incur any additional stress or overhead.
Through my experiences I have worked through every possible scenario, practice style and doctor objectives. Together, I can take your preferences and build a profit plan to match without sacrificing your lifestyle or compromising your principles.
I suppose, to put it bluntly, you’ll only know how I can help you if you give yourself a chance and take me up on this unique opportunity. For every doctor, they can look to experiences, knowledge and mentors that guided them and opened their eyes to things that were not taught in school. I will prove to you that working smarter, not harder, is achievable.
To celebrate your independence, I say to you: do you dare to discover what is possible? Do you want to know what you are truly capable of? What if you could really have it all, where it’s fun, rewarding, and profitable all at the same time while reducing stress and hours? Are you ready to experience true dental independence?
Are you and your future worth one call with me to at the very least have the facts?
You be the judge.