Since I was nineteen years old I’ve been practicing an annual ritual that I learned from one of my mentors, Jim Rohn. Jim advocated taking time at the end of the year to evaluate how the year had gone. Each year I schedule a block of uninterrupted time where I ask questions like:
What have I learned this year?
What did I do great? What could I have done differently?
Did I achieve my goals in my key areas of focus- family, faith, emotional, financial, physical, and personal growth?
Am I achieving my potential in my key areas of focus?
Asking these simple questions helps me to reflect on where I am, where I’m going and what areas need more attention.
If you currently aren’t doing something like this, I highly recommend it. It can be as simple as closing your office door and shutting off you cell phone for a few hours or as elaborate as taking a solo trip to the mountains or beach with a journal.
So I pose this question to you…
Where will you be when you be on January 1, 2013?
Will you look back wishing you had taken action in any specific area of your life?
Owning your own dental assisting school could be a game changer for you this year. It could allow you to pay off bills that have been weighing heavily on you. It could potentially free up more time that you could spend with your family, it could allow you to help others in countless ways, and it could allow you to experience things that just weren’t possible before.
Whether or not you choose to pursue this business, this time of year is a great time to take a moment to reflect on what’s working and what needs to get better.
All the Best,
Mark Costes, DDS
P.S. If you have specific questions about opening your own dental assisting school, simply email us and we will schedule a phone conference.