Personal Fulfillment

How Successful People Start Their Days

World-renowned life and business strategist Tony Robbins has a saying that I've relied on time and again in my career: success leaves clues. What he means by this isn't that finding success is like solving a mystery, but that part of succeeding is learning from those who have already succeeded and emulating them. I find one of the most powerful ways to do this is by looking at how successful people start off their day. The morning routines of successful people are varied and diverse, but there are a few key activities and rituals that show up time and again.

Becoming a Successful Entreprenuer

Finding success as an entrepreneur is no small feat, especially in today’s day and age where go-getters, trailblazers and startup companies are increasingly becoming “the norm.” Beyond the technical skills you might need, it takes hard work, grit and innovation to succeed as an entrepreneur. When I started what is now Heartland Dental, I didn’t intentionally set out to become an entrepreneur. Quite simply, I saw a need for myself and other dentists, and I knew I had a solution that could help.

Tips to Manage Time at Work

In the modern working world, the one thing there never seems to be enough of is time. While technology has massively improved the productivity of the modern worker, the constant interruptions from emails, text messages, phone calls, and every other notification have created an environment where most of us feel like we're constantly scrambling to get everything done and never have enough time to do it. As a business leader, time management is one of the most important skills you can develop.

The Value of Being Resonant in the Workplace

The best leaders in the workplace are always resonant leaders. Resonant leaders are those who are in-tune to the feelings and emotions of their employees. These leaders are capable of cultivating a positive atmosphere and coaxing the most out of their employees by developing trust and honesty with them. During my time in the workplace, I’ve tried – like virtually every leader – to achieve resonance and I’m glad to share a few of the more successful ways I’ve found of doing so.

Paying Off Dental School Debt

Nowadays, the average dental school graduate will face over $261,000 worth of debt. If you’re like I was, you may have put those troubles to the back of your mind for the duration of your dental school education, but when you begin to approach life after dental school, that’s when you will really start to think about the debt you’ve accrued. As someone who has gone through this, I want you to take a deep breath and follow these tips if you find yourself struggling with dental school debt problems.

Writing S.M.A.R.T Goals

Happy New Year! It’s inevitable that with a new year comes new goals and resolutions. Do you want to lose weight? Do you want to read more books? Maybe you’re striving towards something like getting promoted at work or buying your first house. We all have goals, but we’re not all approaching them in the correct manner. When you fail to set goals in the right way, you’re less likely to fulfill them. 

4 Qualities of Influential People

What does it mean to be influential? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I’ve been thinking about all the influential people in my life, and the people I’d like to influence (like my family), but what does it mean? To me it means indirectly or directly impacting someone’s life in a way that they’re inspired to follow their own path. It’s like giving them the directions to get to where they want to go. When thinking about the influential people in my life, I realized they all had four similar qualities. 

Giving Back During the Holidays

With the holidays in full swing, it’s hard to get lost in the chaos of the party planning, gift giving and cookie baking. It’s easy to lose sight of what the holidays are truly meant to embody – giving back. When you give back, through small or big acts, you’re igniting a different kind of holiday spirit. It’s a chance to help others, but also to inspire yourself and those around you. 

Are you unsure where to begin? Here are some tips to get involved and give back to your community this holiday season. 

Tips for Increasing Productivity

Over the last decade, it seems like duties for any business leader have skyrocketed. Between responding to emails, managing direct reports, and taking care of the day-to-day functions of a business, there's just more to do in a day than anyone has time for. Faced with this challenge, it's critical for leaders and employees alike to stay productive, and there are a number of tips and tricks to help you improve productivity and take care of the important things. In my role as Chairman of Heartland Dental, there are a few things I always rely on to maintain productivity: