Having a grateful attitude versus having an attitude of expectation could yield very surprising life changing results
Empowering others begins by being passionate about what we do and it gets ignited by a change in positive attitudes and beliefs. With passion, empowerment continues by the deliberate and conscious act of transformation. Transformation could be as simple as the language we choose to use and in the goals we set. Having a grateful attitude versus having an attitude of “expectation” could also yield very surprising life changing results for people. Inspiring others, demonstrating love, inciting positive change or transformation, making a difference, having fun, being authentic, being honest, are all examples of having a grateful and positive attitude toward anyone in your team.
Examples of limiting or disempowering beliefs could be: ” I can never do that”, “nobody wants this”, “we could never be that”, “I was taught this in school…”
Next are Belief Systems. They are the deeply seeded set of perspectives we hold true and dear to our hearts (and minds). Some of these beliefs come from our own experiences, from others experiences or simply from opinions of others close to us whom we trust and shape our thoughts. Our perspectives result in deeply seeded beliefs. Now, they could be empowering beliefs to us in that if we become strongly convicted they could compel us to achieve great things, or on the contrary, they could be disempowering or limiting beliefs in that they could be the very thoughts that keep us from taking the steps that could bring us success. Examples of limiting or disempowering beliefs could be: “I can never do that”, “nobody wants this” “we could never be that”, “I was taught this in school”…etc.
After we examine our beliefs, we could then choose to work with the empowering ones and find the freedom of setting goals or taking specific, clear steps which will bring us closer to our desires results.
In dentistry, these basic principles become pivotal and extremely relevant in the way we see ourselves. Whether we see ourselves in the role of leaders, business owners, colleagues, professionals, care givers or business partners, empowering members of your dental team means being authentic in your passion and making a conscious and consistent choice to stay within the empowering realm.
In dentistry, these basic principles become pivotal and extremely relevant in the way we see ourselves.
Bringing the Best in your team then may encompass allowing each member to be authentic to their passion, to take the time to get to know them for who they are and for what they bring to the table each and every day. It also involves being grateful for their unique contributions which bring success to the practice, for their loyalty and their love for the patients you treat and the difference their service makes in their lives and in yours. Bringing the Best in your team also means facilitating the setting of realistic goals as a team and holding everyone accountable for them as well as celebrating all successes. The concept of the “Circle of Success” (COS) becomes real. It means knowing what you want and what you want to achieve, taking massive determined action to achieve it, evaluating your results, and lastly, not being afraid of changing your strategy if your desired outcomes are not reached.
The Circle of Success means knowing what you want to achieve, taking massive determined action to achieve it, evaluating your results, and lastly, not being afraid of changing your strategy if your desired outcomes are not reached.
Empowering people is more than uttering inspirational words during morning huddles or monthly team meetings. It means having the courage to “walk the talk”. Having a purpose in a clearly drafted Vision statement could be the catalyst in keeping your team empowered. How are you going to expect each member of the dental team to stay true to your vision if they don’t know what it is to begin with? Bringing the Best in your Team is allowing them to “turn the invisible into the visible”, allowing them to know that you believe in them being capable of “doing that which they don’t believe possible” affirming that your patients “do want beautiful healthy smiles”, confirming by your attitude of gratitude that “you can become the absolute most personable and outstanding dental team and practice there is”.
After all, “Passion is the Genesis of Genius” (T. Robbins)
Bringing the best in your team is allowing them to ‘turn the invisible into the visible’, allowing them to know that you believe in them being capable of ‘doing that which they don’t believe possible…’
This article was written by Adela Mills, CRDH, RDH, MS, with the philosophy and quotes of Tony Robbins