I was talking to another Dental Woman recently…
She was getting frustrated that there were a few procedures that she thought she should have mastered, that she didn’t know how to do.
She was feeling frustrated that she had reared a family and had children earlier and hadn’t gone to do a lot of the courses that she wanted to.
She was really beating herself down about the fact that she felt really behind in her career.
I started to think to myself…The problem isn’t that she didn’t do all these courses. (She just had other priorities.)
The problem was that she had this fixed mindset!
It was all about her. What she didn’t do. What she could have been. Her failures.
Unfortunately, when you come from that mindset and it’s fixed…when you feel that this is how it ‘should’ be, you’ll suffer. You’ll never be happy with how it is right now.
One of my mentors talks about having a fixed...
When I began my dentistry career, I knew that I didn’t want to do just stock standard dentistry.
Drill and Fill.
I wanted to do something that excited me!
Of course, all of this starts off with whether you THINK you can do these things, or not…
So if you’re sitting there right now, dreaming, wishing that you were a better dentist.
Wishing you could do full mouth rehab…
Wishing you could do this and that…But in your mind you keep telling yourself “I’m not good enough…everyone else is doing so well…”
If you’re feeding yourself those thoughts, that attitude is literally changing your brain!
Your brain has incredible neuroplasticity, it is changing all the time.
The famous Professor Merzenich has shown that the simple difference between the attitudes “I can do it” vs “I can’t do it” is enough that the brain will change to...
Is your business in turmoil?
Are you finding your clinic and staff are all over the shop?
I’ve got some bad news for you…
Your business looks like you. Your clinic is a representation and reflection of you and how you lead.
Until you are actually able to realise this and grow yourself as a leader, you’ll just continue to face the same problem over and over again.
That’s the reality.
If you’re trying to point the finger and make the bitching/gossiping/suspicion in your practice someone else’s fault. Remember, every time you point a finger, there are THREE pointing back at you.
So let go of your ego for a moment.
Reflect on where this could be YOUR responsibility, where could YOU be cultivating this in the culture of your business? Are you gossiping? Are you bitching? Are you passive aggressive?
Until you take responsibility, nothing will change.
I have an incredible team today, but it wasn’t always that way.
It wasn’t until I...