Patient Attraction Episode 338
Welcome back to the Patient Attraction Podcast. I am Colin Receveur, and today we are going to talk about whether or not you are an entrepreneur. Stay tuned.
– Hello everyone.
– Most of you own your practice.
– So of you bought it from someone else, but others of you started it from scratch.
– The dictionary defines an entrepreneur as a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.
– By that definition, almost any dentist who manages his or her own practice is an entrepreneur.
– But I recently came across a blog that identified 7 traits of entrepreneurs.
– I want to share those with you today, with a dental spin.
- You have never “arrived.”
– This means you will never look around and say, “This is enough. I can stop building my practice.”
– An entrepreneur asks, “What can I do next?”
- You have trouble letting go.
– It is difficult to turn over control to your staff.
– But that is why you pay them.
– Let people do their job so you have time to do the things that only you can do.’
- You are willing to sacrifice in the short-term and take risks for long-term success.
– Unless you are a trust fund baby, you started your practice with a lot of debt.
– School loans, equipment and building costs: it can be very intimidating.
– So why is it worth it?
– Because you know you can make it work!
- You start off wanting a business for the money but ultimately want to see your creation succeed and reap the freedom that comes with it.
– There’s a reason we offer clients more patients, more profits and more freedom.
– Dental entrepreneurs want to manage something that is their own – and that they can run THEIR way.
– Otherwise they would work for someone else.
- You see things differently.
– Again, if you wanted to do things the way someone else thought they should be done, you’d work for that person.
- Other people don’t understand your drive.
– You may have been dissuaded from starting your own practice.
– People may have even dissuaded you from going to dental school and incurring so much debt.
– The important thing is THEY don’t have to understand as long as you do.
- Finally, you are more introspective and quiet than outgoing.
– You don’t have to be the outspoken life of the party to be a leader.
– In fact, sometimes it’s better if you’re not.
– Being a good listener is more important than being a good talker.
– How many items on this list apply to you?
– Come back tomorrow and I’m going to tell you a crazy story from World War II.
– Until then, keep moving forward.