Maintaining Focus

This is the time of year that I tend to lose focus in my practice.  I want to finish the year out strong but at the same time I want to find time for friends and family during the holidays. It is also the time when I start to look ahead to things I want to accomplish for the upcoming year.

Maintain Focus

Don’t get me wrong.  Goal setting is a good thing.  What I am talking about is a simple case of looking forward to the next game while in the middle of one.  

Forget about having an identity crisis and get some identity capital. … Do something that adds value to who you are. Do something that’s an investment in who you might want to be next.

Meg Jay

“Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without the strategy.” –Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Developing Your Personal Mission Statement

Over the past few days I have been developing my own personal mission statement.


Since this is a new concept for me, my mission statement is not complete.  I have also realized it may take several weeks for me to settle on a final version.  I have considered doing something like this in the past but never put much effort into it…until now.

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” —Jim Rohn

Working with “Your” Team

This past weekend, while most folks were watching college football, a group of 12 dedicated dentists gathered in a board room to discuss some rather difficult clinical cases.

istock_buildingteamDuring the course, various topics such as occlusion, treatment sequencing, lab costs, TMJ health, dental implant options, bone grafting, restorative options, etc., were discussed.

However, one theme kept surfacing.

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty.  Anyone who keeps learning stays young.  The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young.” ~ Mark Twain