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Don’t Lose It..

Practical Practice Management

During difficult times it is easy to lose our sense of humor, but it is during these times that we really need it. Humor can lift our spirit and allow us to lift others.

A good belly laugh allows us to take in oxygen which stimulates our heart, lungs and muscles. It also increases endorphins released in the brain which are our bodies natural “feel-good” chemicals and promote a sense of well-being. It is also a known fact that when people are laughing they feel less pain.

So, don’t lose your humor during difficult times because it is then that we all need it the most.

Wishing you a happy Wednesday!

Tina

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Does Your Business Have Problems To Solve?

Practical Practice Management

No matter what business you are in all business owners and managers want their workplace run more efficiently and more profitably.   We usually expect problems and hope to avoid them in one way or another, but what if instead of just expecting problems to “Pop” up you gather your team and look for problems to solve.

Have a meeting with your team and ask them to put on their thinking caps on, take a look at current systems and protocols and figure out what areas can be improved upon.  Most likely your team already has a few problems on their list that they would like solved.

For example, you work in a doctor’s office and patients want to get appointments sooner, but it seems that your schedule is always full for a couple of weeks out. Is there a way that you could add a few more patients a day…

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The Art of Customer/Patient Service

Practical Practice Management

While people need and want products or services they are looking for memorable experiences when doing so. All businesses if they wish to survive and grow must become players of these experiences.

The key factor in providing quality service that exceeds our guests’ (or patients in my case as I manage a Medical Practice) expectations is to provide ongoing training for your staff and to develop a culture that focuses on creating memorable experiences for the customers (patients) you see every day.

Five key factors for building a performance culture to create memorable experiences:

  • Everyone must understand and feel connected to the culture. It must align with their values.
  • Make it global; everyone must buy into the fact that customer (patient) experiences are number one.
  • Performance must be measurable to make sure everyone is on the same page.
  • Provide continued training and coaching for staff to ensure the magic stays…

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Yes, there is tremendous suffering all over the world, but knowing this need not paralyze us

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“Yes, there is tremendous suffering all over the world, but knowing this need not paralyze us. If we practice mindful breathing, mindful walking, mindful sitting, and working in mindfulness, we try our best to help, and we can have peace in our heart.

Worrying does not accomplish anything. Even if you worry twenty times more, it will not change the situation of the world. In fact, your anxiety will only make things worse.

Even though things are not as we would like, we can still be content, knowing we are trying our best and will continue to do so. If we don’t know how to breathe, smile, and live every moment of our life deeply, we will never be able to help anyone.”

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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Remaining even-minded

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The more we watch our mind and see what it does to us and for us, the more we will be inclined to take good care of it and treat it with respect. One of the biggest mistakes we can make is taking the mind for granted. The mind has the capacity to create good and also evil for us, and only when we are able to remain happy and even-minded no matter what conditions are arising, only then can we say that we have gained a little control. Until then we are out of control and our thoughts are our master.

– Ayya Khema

With thanks to Just Dharma Quotes

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Water and fish

Intention

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Even within Buddhism, there are various descriptions of this, but in the Mahayana tradition it [is] taught that the main criterion for an action being virtuous or non-virtuous is whether one’s intention is or is not virtuous. If you hold the motivation in your mind to be of benefit to others and that they may come to enjoy temporary and ultimate happiness and well-being, whatever actions of body, speech, and mind you may perform, they will all be on the side of virtue. But if you act with a negative mindset, out of a motivation that is afflicted by being jealous, malicious, competitive, and so on toward others, whatever you do will be non-virtuous. In brief, whether an action is considered as virtuous or non-virtuous depends mainly upon the underlying motivation or mindset either positive or negative. The results of good actions will also be good, while the outcomes of…

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Whatever you resist you become

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“Whatever you resist you become. If you resist anger, you are always angry. If you resist sadness, you are always sad. If you resist suffering, you are always suffering. If you resist confusion, you are always confused. We think that we resist certain states because they are there, but actually, they are there because we resist them.”

― Adyashanti

Artist: Daniel Vazquez

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Does Not Fit in a Box

Source of Inspiration

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The abstraction of spirituality
has no parallel in human condition.
We can not perceive
indeed, conceive
of that which we
uselessly label
Spirit, Creator, Source.

Words are empty
our feelings fickle
imagination limited
by our fears

Yet we long to
be filled
be part of
to, at least, understand
though what we do not know
but the longing
is within us
waiting, hoping
to be completed

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The Journey To Greatness

Practical Practice Management

“The journey to greatness often begins the moment

our preferences for ease and comfort are overpowered by

your deep desires for challenge and contribution”

~ Brendon Burchard

This morning as I was filling out my planner for the day, I re-read this quote by Brendon Burchard that is in the front of my planner.  For some reason, today it made a bigger impression than it seems in the past.  As I wondered why, I realized that often times I desire “the preference of ease and comfort.”

Although, we do need times of rest and comfort they will not move us forward on the path that we choose for “greatness.”

Focus, mindset and action is what will take us to where we really want to go.  It takes discipline and determination and for me this is a daily challenge as things come up that cause me to get sidetracked.  Brendon teaches…

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