At our local high school’s ninth grade orientation, the principal gave the “Welcome Speech”. He explained to the parents and students that there was one thing that would make the students’ high school careers successful. He said there was one thing that would make or break their high school experience.
You could see that some of the parents were on the edge of their seats, you could see the wheels turning, they wanted to know “What what was the one thing that would ensure their child’s success?” What one thing would motivate them to go to school each day, make them be the best that they could be, and help them stand out on a college applications?
The parents were waiting for him to give them an answer. THE ANSWER. What was the ONE THING?
I didn’t know it then, but now I know what the ONE THING was for my three children, and for each of them it was very different.
For the oldest it was cheerleading (her team won the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship her freshman year, and she was captain her senior year);
For my son, it was being a part of the school’s television studio (this year he graduates college with a degree in Broadcasting, Television and Mass Media);
For my youngest, it was academics (she was accepted to her dream college and started with a semester’s worth of AP credits).
It was just one thing for each of them, but they each had to find out what it was on their own.
What’s your ONE THING that makes you happy to go to work each day. What’s the ONE THING about your practice that your staff is proud of. What’s the ONE THING that makes your patients loyal to your practice?
Ask yourself and others these questions. The answers could be the ONE THING that helps you build a more successful practice.