Episode 433

First 100 Days Plan

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: April 29, 2020 | Listening Time: 00:57:36

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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.


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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