5 Reasons for a Morning Huddle

Over the first ten years of private practice I was against morning huddles (staff meetings).  Several staff members and dental colleagues tried to convince me they were beneficial but I resisted.

My push back was from three years of, what I considered worthless, staff meetings while in the Navy.  During these meetings it was common for me to think quietly in my mind “if I ever get my own practice I will never do these things…as matter of fact I will avoid all meetings if possible.”

“Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.

Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction.

What would you like to have happen in your life this year? What would you like to do, to accomplish? What good would you like to attract into your life? What particular areas of growth would you like to have happen to you? What blocks, or character defects, would you like to have removed?

What would you like to attain? Little things and big things? Where would you like to go? What would you like to have happen in friendship and love? What would you like to have happen in your family life?

What problems would you like to see solved? What decisions would you like to make? What would you like to happen in your career?

Write it down. Take a piece of paper, a few hours of your time, and write it all down – as an affirmation of you, your life, and your ability to choose. Then let it go.

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”
― Melody Beattie

Goal Setting for the New Year

As the New Year approaches the internet is swamped with articles about resolutions, statistics on how many are broken, and advice on how to keep them.  I offer a different approach.  Goal setting for 2014.Goals 2014

Many of you have heard of the S.M.A.R.T. approach to goal setting.  In this post I will revisit this concept and add a couple of items toward S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goal setting.

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.