Create a Vision Board for the Core Values of your Dental Practice

by Dr. Ron Arndt

Dad may be a Dork…but maybe he’s not so stupid after all

dental ceo core valuesWhen my two daughters reached the age of 12, for their birthday, I confidently gave them a beautiful, leather-bound (with zipper) Franklin Goal Planner. Each was complete with calendar, visioning & planning tools, special ruler, and matching pen accouterments. I was so proud of myself. After all, I wanted my girls to grow up and be anal retentive, organized and future-focused like their Dad!

I knew this tool had been helpful to me in creating my vision for my dental practice, my family and my life and I wanted to pass on this wisdom to Ashley and Brianne. Can you imagine my dismay when they were less than impressed on receiving this gift and in both cases they declared, “Dad you really are a Dork. Who would ever give a Franklin Day Planner to their daughter on their 12th birthday?

I’ve been in a state of constant depression for the past 17 years, afraid my daughters had no direction. (Tongue-in-cheek) I feared they were not listening to the old man’s words of wisdom. I was horrified at the thought they would be wayward in their direction.

Alas, no longer am I disheartened. Just this week my “favorite youngest” daughter, Brianne, sent me the following photo of her nearly completed VISION Board!

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I rest my case…the kids were listening! Dad is hopeful knowing that she has taken the action steps to create her future of choice. I am renewed. She is amazing!! Brianne has reminded Dad “the future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.”

Your action step: Create a vision board to support the Core Values of your Dental Practice, and share it with your staff as a daily reminder. Let me know how it goes!

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