D4’s, get ready…homestretch ahead. D1-D3’s, getting ready early… is exactly what you need.
As a D22, practice owner, and founder of igniteDDS, everyday, I get asked what the most successful young dentists do differently. The short story…they become president and CEO of their personal corporation.
Those of you who know igniteDDS, know we’re BIG BIG fans of collaboration and, at the end of the day, BIG BIG fans of giving you a GPS guide to your success. So, although, at graduation, you’ll need to master each letter in our CRUSH it acronym, today, I’m going to focus on one…the C in CRUSH it…Continue your Clinical Education.
Ask yourself this. What are the first word or words that pop in your head when you read…Apple? How about…Nike? Amazon? Netflix..?
Brands…they’re no longer what a company says they are…they’re what you and I say they are. So my question to you is this…
If experience has taught me anything, it’s this. The most successful people are:
Passionate and very
I know…I know…dental school…winning..? What’s the next igniteDDS post going to be on…Unicorns? 🙂
I’ve seen said unicorn…so here goes…
It’s Friday night. You’re out with your peeps. Looking good. Having fun.
Assemble your peeps…raise your smart phone up…45-degree downward tilt…and rapid fire…click…click…click. Open your photos…diagnose…treat your best shot with all appropriate filters…add witty soundbite banter…and…
As the old adage says: “together each accomplishes more.” So, in that spirit, I thought I’d mix it up this time and give you a very valuable private practice nugget. How to hire a CRUSH it Team.
#1 Write a CRUSH it job description and disseminate
Seem simple? I agree! HOWEVER most dental practices miss on this in a HUGE WAY! Why? They don’t know who their ideal applicant is. Sound crazy? Agree…but most dental practices think they are looking for a hygienist or an assistant or an administrative team member. On one hand…they are. On the more important hand…that’s WAY TOO simplistic.
Graduation is a whirlwind. It’s like being caught in a tornado of laughter, parties, paper work, and fear. We all survive and are left breathless on the footstep of June. The sweet 4 weeks of bliss that we have before we start our residency!
My first recommendation to use this time wisely is: travel. Go out and see the world, live without a schedule, and experience a life that is slow paced.
My next piece of advice is: set goals. I traveled through Europe after my graduation and spent hours on planes, trains and automobiles just thinking. Use this time to jot goals down on your iPad or phone. It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day life or emails and forget where you want to be in 20 years. It’s also easy to be so overwhelmed with dentistry your first few years that you can’t even think about long term goals.