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Episode 430

5 Effective Responses to COVID-19 Crisis

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: April 8, 2020 | Listening Time: 00:46:59

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If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.
Henry Ford

In times like these, it’s unreasonable to recognize what we’re going through as anything but a crisis.

When we are exposed to difficult, challenging moments, you can either choose to give in to it, and fall behind, or you can choose to face it & move beyond those challenges & barriers in front of you.

Every challenge is an opportunity to grow, whether that means a new patient walking into your office for a complex smile redesign or getting your feet back up post-COVID-19, how you respond makes a huge difference in what comes next.

If you thought about how rewarding it will be to witness your patient being able to smile confidently for the first time in their life through your help, you will find it less challenging as you are now focusing on something that goes beyond those barriers.

Your perspective changes when you choose to respond effectively by looking at the long game vs the short game.

That’s the highlight of today’s episode, as we share with you 5 effective ways to respond in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

Timestamps for this episode:

  • 02:28 > Introduction to today’s episode
  • 04:38 > First Response: Respond with Leadership
  • 14:32 > Second Response: Have a Positive Spirit
  • 17:47 > Start a gratitude journal
  • 22:16 > Third Response: Emotional intelligence
  • 31:50 > Fourth Response: Build a relationship-driven approach
  • 39:36 > Fifth Response: Embrace opportunity
  • 43:32 > Recap of the 5 effective responses


Specific Guidelines & Strategies to Work From Home


Gary Takacs

Gary Takacs Gary became a successful practice owner by purchasing a fixer-upper practice and developing it into a world-class dental practice. He is passionate about sharing his hard-earned insights and experiences with dental practices across the globe.

As a dental practice coach, Gary provides guidance for dental professionals on how to create a healthier practice style that lets them deliver excellent patient care while reducing depending on insurance.

More importantly, Gary’s insights are not just based on theory – as a co-owner of a dental practice, he has first-hand experience in making this transformation from a high-volume and low-fee insurance model to a fee-for-service approach that is more sustainable and promotes a patient-centric and financially healthy dental practice, and he is dedicated to sharing this knowledge with other dental practitioners via the popular Thriving Dentist Show!
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