Did you know that as a dentist you are in the top 2.94% of educated people in the country? As we get further along in our practice lives, it is very common to forget all of the hard work and sacrifice that it took to get those three letters after our names.
For most of us, our DDS or DMD took a minimum of eight long years of late nights, early mornings, time away from family, hours of study and clinical practice with ZERO income.
Doing what we do, day in and day out… the routine nature of it all… sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of what it took to get to this place. Remember that you’ve accomplished what 97% of the population is incapable of doing or unwilling to do.
So, there are two questions that I pose to all of you out there…
Was it all worth it?
Would you do it again?
Sadly, surveys have shown that less than half of practicing dentists would select dentistry as a profession if they were to do it all again.
Although this surprising statistic isn’t easily explained, I’ve interviewed many dentists in my years as a dental business coach. What I have learned is that many dentists feel undercompensated, over worked and over stressed.
If you think about it, we were pretty much set up for failure from the very beginning of our careers. Many of us were literally released into the world of private practice ownership with nothing more than a token semester of “practice management” under our belts.
It’s no wonder that so many dentists end up with struggling practices, completely disenchanted with the profession.
But it doesn’t have to be this way!
From what I’m witnessing out in the trenches, our profession has a serious self esteem issue.
I’m here to stand up and remind dentists out there that YOU are part of the educational elite.
Obtaining your doctorate took a level of intelligence, focus and determination that most people in this world simply do not have.
With the right plan, the correct information, and a solid team behind you, it only takes a fraction of the effort that it took to get your degree to propel you to the elite levels of our profession.
My mission is to help dentists regain their passion for dentistry by providing them with the tools to grow their businesses and to spend more time away from the office.
So if you’re ready to get off of the dental practice treadmill, then stay tuned. I’ll be sharing all of the tactics and strategies that I’ve used to build my six practice, multi-million dollar dental empire. To get easy access to this information - please visit our Dental Coaching Resource website or send us an email.
Remember, all of the best athletes, business professionals and human beings have mentors and coaches. It’s time to stop trying to do this alone.
The practice and lifestyle of your dreams awaits…
All the Best,
Mark Costes, DDS