Years ago, my entrepreneurial father wisely advised me to always remember to give back to the community which supports you. Not only is that good advice, its just plain, good business! When dentists and team members become actively involved in their communities, those with whom they volunteer frequently become long-time friends, patients and practice builders!
As I think of the many activities in which I have participated in these past 37 years, I can think of none that were unsatisfying or a waste of time. In fact, I received far more in return than I gave! Oxymoronic? Need some ideas?
Try some of these:
Local civic club: Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions, Pilot, American Business Women, etc.
Church: Choir, Administrative Council, Finance Committee, Pastor/Parish Relations, etc.
Community: PTA, School Board, Chamber of Commerce, Hospital Authority, etc. National
Organizations: United Way, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, etc.
As professionals, we are often perceived to be leaders, and should take advantage of such opportunities. Truly, we are proven achievers and can offer much in service outside our practices. And, in doing so, we build a better place in which to live, practice and raise our families! Slam-dunk, triple-win! Go for it!!
“Give to the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.”
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