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The Most Important Question to Ask Yourself in 2013.

What's your vision in 2014?

As 2013 comes to a close and 2014 approaches, I encourage you to spend time in reflection and planning. Get a pad of paper and a pen to answer these questions:

  • List your priorities: personally and professionally.  
  • What do you want to accomplish in 2014?  
    • Think in terms of what you would like to be different about YOU (your relationships and your practice) when you sit down at the end of next year and reflect.  
  • Create a picture in your mind of what your life, personally and professionally, would look like if it were the best it could be.  
Take some time for yourself in the next few days and create your vision for 2014. Once you create this vision, use it to direct the daily choices you make throughout the year.   dental practice vision

Andy Hickman*, author of the best selling book “Stuff That Really Matters” says it well...

“Now is the time to create your future, because your future will be determined by the choices that you make and the commitments that you honor TODAY.” 

Best wishes for a happy and prosperous new year!

I've drawn so much inspiration from Andy I invited him to entertain all of us at our 2014 Alumni Retreat dinner.

Prior to joining the Academy, she was founder and President of Prime Performance, a training and consulting company specializing in developing self-directed work teams and facilitative leadership. Joan’s career has also included management positions with AT&T and United Technologies. Joan received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Interdisciplinary Studies and her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Joan is a past recipient of the Outstanding Female Leadership Award from the University of Florida and is a member of the University’s Hall of Fame.