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When new practitioners offer evening and/or Saturday hours to improve patient accessibility, it’s easy to infringe upon family time for both the doctor and his or her employees.  Understanding one’s practice numbers and having a daily production goal, however, can be liberating.

Offering extended practice hours does not have to adversely impact one’s quality of life if the practice vision is clear, and statistics are carefully monitored each month.  Tracking expenses through a cash-flow document and understanding how each category impacts the practice is the key to creating life balance.

Chuck Blakeman’s best-seller, “Making Money is Killing Your Business“,  underscores this point: If you don’t understand your business, you will never get off the treadmill!

It wasn’t until I had allowed my own young practice to take time away from my family that I discovered this truth.  Fortunately for me, I also discovered the answer while experiencing “The Dentist as Entrepreneur,” an incredibly valuable seminar offered by the Pride Institute.  Rebranded as “Managing by the Numbers,” this flagship seminar, taught by Pride CEO, Amy Morgan, is a “must attend” program if one wishes to “escape the treadmill.”

Knowing one’s numbers and what those numbers mean empowers the dentist-entrepreneur to enjoy balance in his or her personal and family life. A solid understanding of your business means freedom.  If you lack life balance, make sure you take whatever steps are necessary to control your practice rather than letting it control you.  Not only will you avoid burnout, but you’ll see your kids grow up. Sweet!

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