Independence Day? Maybe so or maybe not…..

Today in the United States we are celebrating Independence Day – the anniversary of the day we declared our independence from the British in 1776.
The British did not invade us again until December 17th, 1963, the day that 15 year-old Marsha Albert from Silver Spring, MD finally convinced a local DJ to play The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” on the radio. WWDC’s telephone lines lit up like never before, and the rest of the second “British Invasion” is history!
But that’s another story for another day.In the US, today is the day that we celebrate by watching fireworks, drinking domestic beer, singing the National Anthem off-key, and hopefully remembering that many brave people fought a horrible and bloody war so that we could have our freedom.

And so far it’s worked out really well! Same goes for our Canadian friends (July 1st), our Mexican buddies (September 16th), those wild and crazy Sri Lankans (February 4th) and billions more across the globe. So on this July 4th, relax, watch some Chinese fireworks, and don’t forget to honor our independence and those who made it happen.

But how about your dental practice? Have you declared independence? If you are not sure – ask yourself this question.Is there anything about my practice that makes me unhappy?

If you’re like most dentists, chances are you said “yes.” So what is it? A crazy patient or two? Saturday hours? Some insurance plan you hate? A bad apple team member? Not enough income? Something else?

Hey you! Today is Independence Day!! Make this the day you figure out what is making you unhappy, and come up with a plan to get rid of it!! After all, it’s a free country!!

What Are The Odds?

Many years ago, two teenagers met in the working class city of Liverpool, England. Among their many incredible accomplishments, the one named Paul would soon write a song called “Yesterday” and the one named John would write “Imagine.”

These two songs are considered by many to be the finest pop songs ever written.

What are the odds of this happening? A billion to one? A zillion to one? Possibly higher.

What are the odds of your exact dental office team being assembled? A million to one? Probably higher.

And while your office team may not be McCartney and Lennon, they are extremely important to the health of the practice. Just like great artists, the team needs to work well together and be able to achieve individually. They need to be nurtured, rewarded, praised and given the chance to grow. And if they are given the proper opportunity and can’t flourish – they need to be “Pete Best-ed.”

Remember – the dental office team is a unique group of people. Nowhere else on Earth is there a group like them. Take every possible occasion to make the best team possible, and they (along with your practice) will rise to the top of the charts.