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Are You Accomplishing Your Goals?

The year 2016 is moving forward. Are the goals you set being accomplished in your practice? I recently gave a webinar titled “How to Prepare for the New Year.” The webinar was focused on how to make your goals become a reality. Well, 1/12th of the year has passed, and I wonder how you are doing. It is not just setting the goals that is important. Remember, generalities kill clarity. You need to be crystal clear on what you are trying to accomplish and how you are going to get there. Let me help you. Go back to the goals you set, and follow the process. If you have not set goals…

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Motivating Front Line Staff to Fan-Inspiring Service

Medical practices are service businesses whose long-term viability depends on patient loyalty and word-of-mouth. That’s why, for instance, Medical Practice entrepreneurs spend tens of thousands of dollars in selecting the right locations, equipping them with the latest technology, and then devising creative marketing campaigns to bring new patients through the door. But while these investments all contribute to medical practice success, they’re still minor compared to the one that makes the greatest impression on patients—the front-line staff. The “front-line&rdquo…

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Empower Your Team Members to Make Decisions

In The Decision Maker, Dennis Bakke argues that in most organizations the leaders make the decisions. After all, they are the people most equipped to make the decisions, right? Dennis challenges that thought, and I’m going to ask you to do the same. Who in your clinic or organization has the power, authority, and responsibility to make decisions? Most decisions should be made by those who are closest to the problem. In other words, if you are having a problem with the front desk and check-in, the people best equipped to solve that problem are those working at the front desk. Not their…

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Discovering THE Thing

In the book ‘Good to Great’ by Jim Collins, he talks about the concept of the flywheel. In that chapter, he speaks about how great companies start by pushing a heavy fly wheel. Companies start by struggling to push this “flywheel”, or the core idea of their business. Then, as they push more and more, it spins faster and faster and finally it is going full speed. This means the company reaches a momentum that seems to be going on its own. That, of course, is not happening but that’s how it looks on the outside. Often, they are then asked, “How did you do…

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Show Me The Money

I asked my attorney friend (I know, I’m embarrassed, I have one too) how an attorney makes more money. He replied, “Well, I guess you become a better attorney.” I found this interesting so I started asking my other professional friends the same question. My accountant said, “Become a better accountant” and my surgeon friend said, “Become a better surgeon.” So I started asking more and more doctors this same question. The answer inevitably was either 1) I have no idea, or 2) become a better doctor. This is interesting, because being professionals we…

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The Plague of Your Business

It is the plague of your business. If your Medical Practice is lacking the culture you wish it had, this is why. It is what separates successful Medical Practices from unsuccessful ones. You need to hunt it down like the enemy and destroy it from your business. Have I got your attention? Are you wondering what this evil plague is? Read on to find out. Kevin is a hard working PA in the Medical Practice. He sees patients quickly and efficiently but can be a little short and abrupt at times. He occasionally gets a patient complaint about this very thing. On this day his Medical Director sits…

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The Business of LIFE

My name is Frank McKinney, www.frank-mckinney.com. I’m referred to as a real estate “artist,” creating Florida oceanfront mansions on speculation (built without a buyer) priced in the tens of millions. I’m a 5x best-selling author in four genres. I run ultramarathons of over 100 continuous miles. Through our Caring House Project Foundation (www.chpf.org) I’ve built 22 self-sufficient villages in the poorest country in the world, Haiti. And I have nothing to do with Medical Practice…but I do have something in common with Tim and Pam Reynolds, and likely…

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Important Announcement and Request for a Favor

We are excited and wanted to let you all know about an important change for our Winter Medical Practice Success Summit. We’ve made a date change. We originally scheduled our Summit for December 2015, now we have moved it to Thursday through Saturday, January 28 through 30, 2016. Save those dates! We really think this will work out best for everyone. We can enjoy the Holiday Season, finish out the year and then come in January ready to take the New Year by sto Please plan on joining us, bring your team to learn how to truly take your practice and business to the next level. My personal…

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Introducing...

To all Medical Practice Success readers, Four years ago, when we started this newsletter/blog, I made a commitment to teach everything I know and to lay it all out there for you. I want to re-commit to that today. I want you to be able to use Medical Practice Success as the source for training, creating culture and education in running your Medical Practice facilities. We are committed to doing an even better job with our newsletter, Summit, conferences, and the products we bring you. To that end, I am very excited to introduce you to our new Chief Operating Officer, Molly Mitchell. She has a…

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Nothing Really Matters

One of my mentors, Darin Hardy, wrote an article on his blog about decreasing stress. I love some of the things Darrin talks about. Some of which I would like to talk about as well, so I wanted to make sure he got credit, while additionally adding my own flavor to this topic. One of the things you can do to decrease stress according to Darrin is to just do the shit you’ve been putting off. This is so important. So many times we just keep things in the “to do" column instead of just getting them moved over to the “done” column. How many times have we talked about the…

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