I was reading an article the other day and it talked about the 21 signs that you are mentally stronger than average person.
Do you consider yourself to be a mentally strong person?
Read on and take a little assessment for yourself right now.
I found three points that stick out as key to me for being a productive business owner.
1.) You need to be able to balance emotion with logic.
As a Dentist do you do this successfully? . You need to use objective diagnostic information to communicate to your patients about a very emotional subject, their dental health. You know how emotional patients can get about going to the dentist.
In fact, it happened in our office just yesterday. Dr. walks in to meet a new patient, he just shakes the patients hand to meet her and she breaks down in tears. People are very passionate about their dental health, they want to be healthy but the process of going to the dentist can be stressful.
It then becomes your job to make their path to health comfortable physically and financially. I go over how to do this in more detail in Double Your Case Acceptance Now. If you have read it you know what I am talking about, if you have not yet read it, I encourage you to do so now.
You also can get emotional about your practice. Pondering your success or failure while lying awake at night, it’s hard to be objective. That is exactly why I created the Dental Practice X-ray. In just 10 minutes, you can have an objective look at your strengths and weakness as a business owner.
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2.) Mentally strong people actively practice genuine gratitude.
How does this apply to the Business of Dentistry? You will never improve your situation unless you can find the positive in it. You need to be able to step outside yourself and be thankful for what you have. Then grow from that point.
Do you have a good location? Celebrate it.
Do you have a great staff member? Tell them.
Do you have a nice office? Show it off.
Be openly appreciative of what you have now and then you will make room for more positive things in your practice.
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3.) Mentally strong people focus on what they can control and don’t worry about what they cannot.
You cannot control what other people think. You cannot control what other people do. You cannot control the economy.
What can you control?
You can control how your react to positive and negative situations in your practice and life. You can control your attitude and skills in which you approach your practice growth? You can control how much time, energy and money you invest in improving yourself.
When you are in business for yourself there is a lot on the line. Your financial future, the financial future of your employees, and so much more. It can be pretty serious stuff sometimes. Every day can be a challenge, if you do not have the right tools, or surround yourself with the right people.
Focus on what you can control and forget about what you cannot. There is no better way to get control of your practice than getting and objective, unbiased viewpoint.