Get Off the Treadmill, by Chuck Blakeman
Get Off the Treadmill, by Chuck Blakeman
Your practice should produce both time and money, not just money. Learn how to get off the treadmill, make more money in less time and build a practice you can enjoy for decades.
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Leaders vs Managers - Why No Manager Is Necessary
Why do managers exist? The assumption, born in slavery, through serfdom, through the military and into the Industrial Age Factory System, was that managers are necessary because people will not produce as much without them. The notion is that managers justify their existence by causing people to...  Read More
Creating a Pathway to Ownership with David Phelps
When is the right time, and what is the right way to bring on a partner? Or to offer a pathway to ownership to an associate? This is a heck of a problem that I don't believe is being answered properly today in most practices. In my book, "Why Employees are Always a Bad Idea" we hit on several of...  Read More
The Practice Leader's Game - Two Questions that Can Change Your Life
Two Questions That Can Change Your LifeFreedom is the ability to CHOOSE what to do with my time and my money. Money can make you rich, but you are not wealthy until your practice regularly produces both TIME and money for you, which gives you the ability to be truly free; to choose. Most of us have...  Read More
Get Found, Get Liked, Get Patients – Making the Most of Social Media with Rita Zamora
Rita Zamora is the author of the new book, She is an international speaker and the owner of Rita Zamora Connections, a social media marketing agency for dental and medical professionals.Since 2007 she and her team have provided social media marketing training and custom monthly management services...  Read More
The Multiplying Power of Distributed Leadership
With virtually no warning and no opportunity to prepare, Captain David Marquet inherited the Santa Fe, the worst rated submarine in the entire US Navy. Yet in one year he turned it into the best rated sub in the whole fleet, and here’s the kicker, he did it with the same 134 people who had made it...  Read More
Marketing Your Practice in the Modern Age with Dr. Peter Boulden
When Dr. Boulden left his apprenticeship, he was told bluntly, and simply that he would fail. This fueled him to become the "Marketer that happens to be a Dentist." He became a student of business, learning marketing in the digital era, which has lead to the success he now enjoys. As Dr. Boulden...  Read More
The Seven Stages of Practice Ownership - Part III - Outside Influences That Will Get In The Way
Outside Influences That Can Get in the Way Of Your Seven Stages JourneyWe’ll begin with a quick recap of the Seven Stages from the last two podcasts, then we need to talk about the outside influences that can get in the way of your journey through the seven stages of Practice Ownership.First, there...  Read More
Seven Stages of Practice Ownership - Part II - How to Get Off The Treadmill
We talked about the first four stages of practice ownership in the last podcast. Check out that podcast if you haven’t yet. Today we’ll address Stage Five Success, Stage Six Significance, and Stage Seven Succession.Maybe up to 95 percent of practice owners never experience anything beyond Stage...  Read More
Understanding Where You Are, and Where You Are Going with Dr. Matthew Norton
You use a GPS to get to where you are going right? Whether it is dinner reservations, a sporting event, or your kid's state championship, understanding where you are going and where are, are monumental! Dr. Matthew Norton has been improving the quality of life of countless individuals as well as...  Read More
Seven Stages of Practice Ownership: Part I - How You Got On the Treadmill
There are seven stages in the maturity cycle of practice ownership. Why seven? Okay, there might be five or twelve, but I’ve found seven that seem clearly different enough to call stages of a practice.In this podcast, we take a good look at the first four stages, because these are the four that...  Read More
Integrating Your Personal, Professional and Family Goals with Dr. Lance Miller
We have separated work and personal life since the Industrial Age.  How do we reintegrate them and USE our practice to  in support of our Lifetime Goals?Let’s dive in and figure this out!  Read More
The Engaging Power of Two-Step Decision Making
:Step One – Whoever has to execute/carry out the decision should make it.Step Two – Whoever is affected/impacted by the decision should have input.Yes, it is utterly simple, but we have found that in many companies steeped in Factory System hierarchy it takes a few months for people to actually...  Read More
Your Big Why: It Isn't BS, It is Important w/ John Stamper
Understanding why you are doing what you are doing, and how to allow it to pull you through adversity are both essential to establishing your culture, and thus grow your practice.  Once something is checked off, you are done with it, something like “having a million dollars in the bank” simply...  Read More
Why Practices Fail and Why Yours Doesn't Have To
Most experts say fifty percent of businesses fail in the first five years and eighty percent within ten years. Don’t believe them. It’s not true. What really happens? The practice owner gets tired because they are focused on the Tyranny of the Urgent, reacting to their practice and living on a...  Read More
Building a Culture You Can Be Proud Of! w/ Dr. Paul Etchison
The host of the Dental Heroes Podcast,  joins us to help understand how important the Participation Age is to our practices. Ask yourself these questions:1. Does everyone know what our values are, and could they describe them?2. Do they talk about it? DO they bring them up to me, and others within...  Read More
The Mission Centered Practice
This is the simplest, most impactful and practical principle in the quiver of Participation Age arrows.We should teach everyone that “The mission is the only boss we all have.”Everything lines up when you fully embrace that simple, but powerful “rule”. To build a great practice and create a happy...  Read More
Do you need multiple practices to be successful? | With Dr. Howard Farran
Currently 8% of practice owners own multiple practices, and that is said to be moving to 38%. But, is this trend real, and is it the best way to reach the success you have your sights set on?  and explore all of the possibilities on the business side of Dentistry.  Read More
Dual Tracking Your Way to Freedom
When our kids were born, we saw them as adults in the making, reminding us to make decisions that would help them both now and when they were adults. We need to have the same mindset toward our practice – it should grow up and start to give back to us at some point, and as fast as possible.To get a...  Read More
Exponentially Increase the Profitability and Productivity of Your Practice with Dr. Mark Costes
Today we do a deep dive into . Dr. Costes takes us through his experience of growing his practice, and the creation of the Dental Success Institute which is designed to help you attain the success you want.  Read More
What to Think About BEFORE Opening a Second Practice with Dr. David Phelps
 Why should I open that 2nd practice? How do you get to a place where you understand the TRUE inner workings of culture, team work, and really honing your leaderships skills? All of these are questions that you need to answer to successfully scale your practice. Each of these questions have unique...  Read More
Avoiding the 30 Year Roller Coaster Treadmill
First, we take control of our three main resources: Time, Money and Energy. And then we focus on FREEDOM, the ability to CHOOSE what to do with those resources.The problem is that we don’t choose future Freedom, we choose to focus on the present, and end up in a habit of Short-Term Decision-making...  Read More
Getting Off The Treadmill!!!  With Dr. Peter Boulden
 Today, we work on understanding what is needed to build the structure that allows you to choose what is the best way for you to spend your time, and freedom.Dr. Peter Boulden knows smiles have the power to change lives—he’s transformed more than 1,200 of them as one of the most credentialed...  Read More
What a Thriving Participation Age Practice Looks Like
But isn’t dentistry already “human”? No, 70% are phoning in their commitment, 51-65% have their resume on the street right now, and a full 86% haven’t found something they love doing yet. That doesn’t reflect humane conditions.And we know it. Global Human Capital Trends annual survey the last two...  Read More
Conquering the Tyranny of the Urgent
To make MORE money in LESS time, get off the treadmill, and get back to the passion that brought us into dentistry.Foundational ConceptsThe Three Main Resources in Life:                       Time                       Money                       EnergyWe take care of our own personal energy, but...  Read More
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