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Episode 433

First 100 Days Plan

by Gary Takacs | April 29, 2020

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Rebuilding Momentum in Your Practice with A 100 Day Plan

During the period of The Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected into office in 1933, in a nation with a crumbling economy, mass unemployment, declining wages, and profits.

He recognized the need to work within a framework that would help him to deal with these issues in helping the country move towards recovery and reform. This framework is what is referred to as the “The First 100 Day” plan. Every president since then is expected to work towards a 100 Day Plan when they assume office.

We need to come roaring back from this current crisis but cautiously. I thought about this and wondered how we could apply these same principles into our practices as well.

As Dr. Paul, Dr. Tim, and I started to delve into it, it became clear that I should extend this to all our clients, and we’re now doing just that. Although they are unique and often finetuned to a specific practice, there are still many elements that are universally applicable across all practices.

Tune into our podcast today to learn more about how you can come back stronger than before.

Don’t forget to tune in to the Coaching in Action Q&A Segment, as Gary answers questions raised by listeners which will help you in learning more on today’s topic.

Have a question you’d like answered by Gary in the next episode of the Coaching In Action Q&A Segment? Let us know!

Timestamps for this episode:

  • 00:42 > Introduction to today’s episode
  • 01:35 > iLoveDentistry Facebook Group Post on The First 100 Days Plan
  • 02:41 > Thriving Dentist 1 DAY MBA Livestream
  • 04:20 > Coaching in Action Segment
  • 08:16 > Historical Context behind the First 100 Day Plan
  • 11:20 > Importance of Goal Setting & Planning
  • 12:38 > Failure to Plan is planning to fail. – Coach John Wooden
  • 13:12 > Begining with the End in mind
  • 13:29 > Our Goal at LifeSmiles for this year
  • 17:26 > Setting a Production Goal with a Fall Back Plan
  • 18:26 > What’s In It For Your Team Members?
  • 18:39 > Tip #1: Build Your Plan Around What’s In It For Your Team!
  • 20:23 > Tip #2: Have A Specific Plan To Deal Your Missed Hygiene Production!
  • 22:29 > Tip #3: Remember to Build The Relationship Side Of Your Practice!
  • 23:36 > Being Non-Judgemental & Emotionally Intelligent
  • 23:58 > Tip #4: Incorporate Virtual Consults
  • 27:18 > Video of David James Wottle at the 1972 Munich Olympics in the iLoveDentistry Facebook Group
  • 29:00 > Personalized Virtual Coaching & Practice Management Support System
  • 32:10 > Thriving Dentist Q&A Segment
  • 32:23 > Q1. How do we reassure our patients that dental appointments are safe?
  • 37:18 > Q2. Can you give us some ideas on how to handle the missed hygiene appointments?
  • 41:10 > Q3. How can I keep my team motivated throughout these first 100 days?
  • 45:44 > Q4. In Dentistry, share your thoughts moving forward.


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