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Patient Attraction Episode 283
Do you consider yourself a happy or unhappy dentist? I don’t mean right now necessarily, but generally. Would you say you are, overall, a happy or unhappy person? If you’re not sure, when we come back, I’m going to tell you 7 habits of unhappy people to help you decide. Stay tuned.
– Hey everyone, Colin Receveur here and I have to tell you, I am incredibly happy. I’m excited to celebrate Christmas with my family, and I am looking forward to next year.
– SmartBox continues to grow every year, not just in our number of clients, but in the quality of clients.
– Right now we count some of the nation’s elite dentists among our clients, and that number continues to grow.
– For the last two days we have been looking at how successful people deal with stress.
– It makes sense to say that dealing with stress well leads you to more happiness.
– But what is the flipside to that?
– Are there traits of generally unhappy people?
– According to a recent blog I read, there are.
– But before we go on to the list, you might have asked yourself over the last two days and again today, “What does this have to do with web marketing?”
– Your attitude, what makes you happy and unhappy, what you WANT out of your life help determine how we market your business.
– You’ve heard me say that we bring dentists “more patients, more profits and more freedom.”
– If being overworked makes you unhappy, we don’t want to send you more patients.
– If too much downtime makes you unhappy, we WANT to send you more patients.
– But you have to know what MAKES you happy or unhappy.
– Now, on to our list of traits of unhappy people.
- You think you are a victim in your life rather than taking responsibility for it. This keeps you from making the changes necessary to improve your outlook.
- You focus on the few things that go wrong rather than everything that goes right. This causes you to lose perspective.
- You think most people can’t be trusted. Awfully hard to make new relationships this way.
- No matter what you have, someone else has more – and you’re jealous. This stops you from enjoying the good fortune of others.
- You’re too invested in your plans. Any loss of control, unexpected events or surprises turn your world upside down – and the world, as they say, is full of surprises.
- You fear and dread the future. This can cause you to miss opportunities to change your situation.
- Finally, you live in the past and are happy to complain about it. The problem: Positive successful people want to be around other positive, successful people.
– Do you see yourself in these traits?
– Not just every now and then, of course, as we all have our bad moments.
– But if you see yourself regularly displaying several of these traits, you are going to have to make an effort to improve your happiness.
– It’s not going to find you; you have to create it.
– Until next week, keep moving forward.