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Perfect Imperfection

Wouldn’t it be great if we lived in a perfect world? We’d have everything we ever wanted. We’d never get mad or sad or frustrated or lost. We’d never struggle. It would be great, right? Or would it? I wonder. In the moments of knowing what I don’t want… I see clearly what I do.  In the not having something… the wanting of it fuels …

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Running with a Faster Pride

On this Monday morning gathered around for your team huddle, you are a team of completely unique individuals preparing to work this day together toward a common goal. You will attempt to serve your patients at a high level of care while simultaneously creating a full and rich life for you and your families. When a pride of lions hunts, one …

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We’ve Been Waiting for You

On this Monday morning gathered around for your team huddle, you are a team of completely unique individuals preparing to work this day together toward a common goal. You will attempt to serve your patients at a high level of care while simultaneously creating a full and rich life for you and your families. After observing hundreds of these morning team …

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Is It Really This Easy?

I’ve made a serious, conscious effort to work in my business and live more of my life from an “in the now” perspective and, since doing so, some days I’m literally overwhelmed with the fullness and richness of my life…. An abundance of love, money, laughter, friends, and experiences that I never dreamed would flow to me this easily. I’ve also …

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The Neutral Zone

Next week, I’m giving a presentation at The Dental Festival in Miami on “Courageous Conversations: How Dental Professionals Can Positively Impact the Opioid Crisis.” This week, I spent some time updating my research and am happy to report that the numbers of prescriptions written for opiates by dental professionals has decreased. Our industry, along with other healthcare providers on the frontlines, have educated …

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Looking Through a Clearer Lens

Dr. Glenn, my optometrist asks, “Katherine, please read the letters on line 3 of the eye chart for me.” Looking through the apparatus he has swung before my eyes, I strain to read the letters and attempt to recite the information correctly back to him. The letters are small and blurry… difficult to decipher. Looking through this particular lens, I feel natural and …

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Savoring the Busyness

We’ve been crazy busy here at LionSpeak this month. Part of it is seasonal as Spring is traditionally a busy time for us. Part of it is due to a raving fan of LionSpeak, Elijah Desmond, who has been referring speakers and vendors almost daily for several weeks to receive speaker’s coaching for his upcoming conference in April. I had …

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Perhaps Love

My colleague, Paul Homoly, once told me that my message, speech, and offerings on any subject would get better once I wrote a book on it. Already a published author, he knew from experience that the rigorous process of organizing your thoughts, proving the argument, providing a clear process, and inspiring the reader to action is required for a well-written book. The …

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Imperfect Humans

As wise as I can make myself sound on these weekly Stretches by giving all kinds of sage advice, I can make the most bone-headed mistakes sometimes. This week, we had our annual LionSpeak Team Retreat. It’s been on our calendars for six months. Of course, this year it was destined to be virtual, and I was ready. I had a great agenda, …

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Reacting to Reality

Jerry calls an emergency meeting with the entire team before anyone goes home for the day. Waiting for everyone to be seated, he paces, his face red and visibly irritated. With a raised voice he states, “I want you all to know that I have had it. I’m sick to death of how unprofessional you have all been acting lately… gossiping, complaining, acting …