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Why Are Good Team Members So Hard To Find?

If you’ve had a practice for even 1 day, then you’ve probably had to hire a team member and if you went through that process, you’re probably already pulling your hair out. Yes, I have team members whom I absolutely adore, but gather 10 orthodontists in a room and they will inevitably settle upon the […]

  • January 17, 2021

4 Ways To Change Your Practice/Life In 2021

For some, owning an orthodontic practice is about having the means to a great home, a great car or boat or fancy vacations. For others, it’s about the freedom of owning their own business and to “steer their ship” in the manner of their choosing. No matter the reasons, owning a business (practice) is tough. […]

  • January 10, 2021

How A Win From 40 Years Ago Is A Great Lesson For Our Practices

I was thinking about goal setting for 2021 and thought about about a crazy event from a winter almost 40 years ago. In about 6 weeks, we will celebrate the USA Men’s Hockey Team’s legendary victory over the team from the USSR. That USA team epitomizes a team of “nobodies” coming together to achieve greatness. […]

  • December 27, 2020

Our Lives Won’t Be The Same..So Don’t Try To Go Back

I just listened to an amazing podcast with Seth Godin and he made so many incredible points, but one that stood out to me was this one… “If you focus on getting your pre-pandemic life back, you’re wasting your time. There’s a past you had, and a future you will have and you need to […]

  • November 13, 2020

Borat, $72 and Our Practices

I was watching Borat’s Subsequent Moviefilm (please don’t judge me) and while his movies cause me to cringe while barely being able to watching the screen, there was one scene that got my full attention. (There’s no spoiler alert here so don’t worry if you haven’t seen the movie.) There’s a scene involving a plastic surgeon and […]

  • October 27, 2020

It’s Your Team’s Problem…NOT Yours!!!

If you’ve read any of my previous blogs, you know how much I’ve stressed having a plan. A written plan. You don’t have to make it a long one, but you should have something in writing mapping out your strategy for the coming year and possibly beyond, including the large tasks necessary to achieve the […]

  • October 27, 2020

Which Type of “Tough” Are You?

“It’s a lot more than mind over matter. It takes relentless self discipline to schedule suffering into your day, every day.”  -David Goggins “But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer.”-Viktor Frankl I recently finished reading David Goggins’ […]

  • October 27, 2020

How Might Orthodontists Use Augmented Reality?

By Michael Vidikan, Futurist & Director, Orthopreneurs While 2020 might be a year we’d like to forget, it’s kicking the tech revolution into high gear as millions of people for the first time adopt technologies for remote learning, telehealth, collaboration, digital payments, and much more. Technologically progressive orthodontists will be beneficiaries of this shift and […]

  • October 8, 2020

4 Things Every Orthodontist Should be Doing Right Now

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s apparent that the future of the US economy is at best uncertain and at worst in big trouble. I’ve practiced through 4 economic recessions and no two are the same. None of us knows exactly what’s going to happen, but with unemployment and inflationary concerns looming, there […]

  • August 2, 2020

Want To Know The ONE Small Difference Between OUR Ortho Ads and Professional Social Media Ads That Makes ALL The Difference?

Want to know the difference between crappy engagement versus a flood of new patients when running ads on social media? Read on… For the last 12-18 months I’ve been obsessed with reading and learning from the top marketing and entrepreneurial minds. These “pure” and “seasoned” entrepreneurs and masters of advertising like Jay Abraham, Dan Kennedy, […]

  • July 26, 2020
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