These 5 Attitudes Could Be Holding Dentists Back

Patient Attraction Episode 519

I hope you liked yesterday’s podcast on how building relationships can improve your workplace. Today, I want to look at you as the leader of the business. Today, we’re going to look at your attitude. Stay tuned.

– Hi, Colin Receveur here.

– If you are a fan of this podcast, you already in the top 1 percent of dentists.

– You already are taking the initiative to improve your business.

– So when I came across a blog about the attitudes of successful people, I knew it would be right for you.

– The writer frames the conversation as statements successful people don’t accept, but it is really about attitude.

– Let’s look at the 5 attitudes and see if any of them apply to you – and how to overcome them.

  1. “I never get the right opportunities.”

– Are you waiting for the right location to move your practice?

– Waiting for the right associate to come along?

– Waiting for the right deal on that CT scanner or CEREC machine?

– While you are waiting, your competitors are MAKING their own opportunities.

– Remember: He who hesitates is lost.

  1. “(Someone) is always holding me back.”

– Maybe this is a competitor.

– Or a mentor who gave you bad advice.

– Or you can’t get the loan you need to expand your practice.

– So you have two choices:

– Let that person stand in your way.

– Find other people who can help you move forward.

  1. “I just don’t have enough time.”

– One of my senior staff once advised me not to get so caught up in my business that I neglected my family.

– “Work expands to fill whatever time you give it,” he said.

– You have time, you just need to change how you use it.

– That may mean giving up some things.

– Or reducing how much time you spend on some things.

– But the time is there if you WANT it to be.

  1. “Sure, I would do that … if I could be sure it would be worth it.”

– You can never be sure of anything.

– Life is a gamble; you take one every time you set foot out the door.

– Successful people take risks and put in work with the ANTICIPATION of a payoff, not the other way around.

– As long as you are afraid to take a risk, you can’t win big.

  1. Finally, “But there’s just nothing special about me.”

– Untrue.

– Even if other people have more skills, you can get those skills.

– Even if other people have more vision, you can hire people with vision.

– But by making it through dental school and owning your own practice, you have already proven that you are exceptional.

– I want to tell you about another dentist who faced the same challenges.

– If you want to learn the secret of how Dr. Darold Opp replaced 24 years of savings in less than 5 years, get a free download of our case study at

– Don’t let anything keep your from being a success.

– Until tomorrow, keep moving forward.


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