The Raving Patients Podcast


, Episode 


Dental Practice Not Growing? THIS Is Why…


, Episode 


October 7, 2022

Dental Practice Not Growing? THIS Is Why…

Change is difficult. It's uncomfortable, complicated and sometimes even painful. 

As a dental professional managing a busy practice, creating lasting change, and finding the right mindset to succeed can be challenging. The problem is that not developing that mindset only prevents you from improving your dentistry, growing your practice, and succeeding in life. 

Sometimes, you may even get to the point where you feel too exhausted to make lasting changes. As difficult as it may seem, developing the mindset to create change sometimes simply requires you to disconnect for a short while. 

So, take a moment, spend it with the people you love, walk away from it all - and you will come back stronger. This advice may seem somewhat trivial, but you shouldn't underestimate the consequences of burnout and stress. When you're not at your best, your patients and your team will notice - which can lead to negative reviews and poor team performance.

The first step to creating lasting change, then, is recognizing your negative behaviors and trying to understand where they're coming from. To achieve this, it's crucial to listen generously to your patients and team members and to be open to feedback. Only then will you be able to address the cause of your negative mindset and take action to improve it.

If you want to learn more, don't miss this week's episode of 'The Raving Patients Podcast'!

Maggie Augustyn, practicing dentist and author, joins me to discuss the best strategies dental professionals can adopt to create positive, lasting change. Maggie shares the lessons she learned from managing a chaotic practice, battling cancer, and overcoming drastic life changes. 

You'll also learn the key to sustainable change, plus some strategies to create mindful change within your life and your practice.

Key Takeaways 

  • Why your dental practice isn’t growing (00:00)
  • Maggie’s background and life journey (02:52)
  • The issues within Maggie’s dental practice and how she overcame them (06:57)
  • What is the driving force behind meaningful change? (14:26)
  • The key to sustainable change (17:21)
  • How to manage negative reviews from a mindset standpoint (24:17)
  • What this experiment showed us about mindset and resilience (27:53)
  • Lightning round questions (29:55)

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