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Pay Yourself First

One of the most common things I hear from younger docs is that they struggle to take home a paycheck. “I work so hard and can barely pay my bills. I can’t afford to pay myself.” What if I told you there was an answer? There is. Pay yourself first. What? Wait a minute, you […]

  • June 21, 2020

The Dog and The Nail

I was reminded of an old story today, one in which a visitor to a house sees an old man and a dog on a porch.  He strolls up onto the porch and hears the dog whining. He asks the old man:”Why is the dog whining?” The old man replies:”Because there’s a nail underneath where […]

  • June 14, 2020

How Does Your Practice Compare?

Whether you like it or not, if you’re an orthodontist who currently owns or wants to own a practice, you’re an entrepreneur. Yes, you signed up to be an orthodontist, but as a business owner, you’re a willing or reluctant entrepreneur. Many books have been written on the subject of entrepreneurship, but one of the […]

  • June 7, 2020

Get a 10:1 Return On Your Emotional Investment

I don’t worry much. It’s just my nature. I do get nervous in certain situations, but I’ve always been a “let’s work the problem and do what we can” kind of guy. The last 2 months have certainly stretched my ability to stay positive but now that I’m back at work, I feel more “in […]

  • May 24, 2020

A Cause For Optimism

This past week was my first time treating patients in a little over a month and a half and here are a few observations to hopefully lift your spirits: Things are different, yet so much is the same Orthodontics doesn’t change. Teeth move in the same way they always have. Yes, it was weird jumping […]

  • May 10, 2020

How "The Pumpkin Plan" Can Help Your Practice

This week, I share a few insights from “The Pumpkin Plan” by Mike Michaelowicz to hopefully help you with your practice. [wpvideo uDzn4jXx] Wishing you the best, If you want to be a part of a geographically exclusive Facebook group (OrthopreneursRD) where we come together to help each other build better practices and lower stress, […]

  • May 3, 2020

Imagine The Practice Of Your Dreams When We Go Back To Work

Being home is getting frustrating. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE spending time with my kids and wife and things like longer workouts and 3 meals with my family every day. However, I want to be an orthodontist again. Well, I guess I am an orthodontist but I want to be a practicing orthodontist again. […]

  • April 19, 2020

Which Patients Should We Market To? Simon Sinek Can Help Us.

There’s been a lot of discussion about competing on price or lowering prices for limited cases. It leads to the question of which patient population is the one we should market to and which one is most likely to refer us more patients afterwards. I was just reading Simon Sinek’s classic Start With Why and […]

  • April 12, 2020

You Have Four Options: Which One Will You Choose?

Our current crisis will end at some point. How long will it last and how tough will it be, nobody knows, but it will end and we will be practicing again. So, the question is: what are you doing now to get ready for when we do go back to treating patients in a regular […]

  • April 5, 2020

Technology and Overhead: Can They Coexist?

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused us to shut down the face to face interactions we’ve been used to. As a result, many new (and older) technologies have moved to the forefront. Many have changed the way they’re practicing and the conversations have turned to things like virtual exams and teliomedicine options. Moreover, the discussions have […]

  • March 29, 2020