The Power Of Collaboration And The Quest For Improvement.

As I mentioned in my previous blog post I spent two days last week masterminding in a basement of a home in Atlanta. For two very intense days, I, along with three other business owners, worked solidly from nine o’clock to five o’clock on our own businesses as well as each others’ businesses along with our facilitator, [or should I call him a coach?] crafting out some nuances that would help to improve each of our businesses dramatically.

The two days was valuable not only for the content we received and the work that we achieved, but it also was invaluable for the experience of working intently with three other entrepreneurs and seeing their businesses and what they were both doing, and not doing.

The workshop provided an excellent opportunity to not only gain tuition from our very accomplished coach on a very personal level, as well it also allowed me to gain feedback from three successful people from completely different professions and to hear what they thought about the things that I was doing to grow my business.

I am seriously of the opinion that this workshop was so invaluable that I will seek out three business leaders in my local community with the goal of setting up a regular collaboration of a similar purpose.

Do you think that something like this would be of benefit to you and your dental business?

I’m thinking that it would probably be a most invaluable opportunity for you to work with and allow other non-dental successful people to share their thoughts both on your business and also theirs.

Following on immediately after from this two days of incarceration in the Atlanta basement I flew on to Orlando Florida to attend an annual meeting of Dental Speakers, Consultants, Coaches, and Writers. It is a meeting that I attend regularly each year, and have done so since 2011, which means that I have been going now for seven straight years.

This meeting is a bringing together of the “family” and “community” within the dental speaking profession. It is a chance for all of those road warriors or airport warriors and those with a vested interest in the success of dental practice in general, to get together for camaraderie as well as for education and learning.

It is a chance to annually provide encouragement along with excitement to those who are working their way along the timeline from being a want-to-be dental speaker to becoming a true professional at their craft. It is an opportunity to share stories as well as to share pats on the back too.

It is also an opportunity to be inspired, both by the speakers and their presentations but also by the tales in the hallways and during the breaks, along with the chats over a beverage or a meal at lunch time or also at the end of the day.

In his book, “The War of Art”, Stephen Pressfield writes:

“The professional does not permit himself to become hidebound within one incarnation, however comfortable or successful. Like a transmigrating soul, he shucks his outworn body and dons a new one. He continues his journey.”

Are you a professional?

Are you a true professional?

Or are you an amateur?

Are you committed, or noncommittal, towards your vocation?

A true professional knows, as Pressfield writes:

“The student of the game knows that the levels of revelation that can unfold…are inexhaustible.”

Are you on that quest for improvement?

You know you should be, and you know you owe it to your clients and customers and patients, as well as to your family and to yourself, to do so. To improve, and to seek improvement.

We cannot simply rest upon our laurels.

We need to continually be seeking a better way….


My next public speaking presentation showing Dentists how to grow their Dental practices will be with Jayne Bandy in Manchester, England on Saturday 2nd September 2017.

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