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In this episode, Gary discusses the “one-and-done thinking” mindset that often leads to incomplete progress. Focusing on dentistry, he highlights how this attitude can hinder growth in various aspects. Gary emphasizes four key areas where this mindset emerges: Google reviews, verbal skills training, transitioning from PPO plans, and team member recognition. He encourages continuous effort rather than assuming tasks are complete after initial attempts. Gary’s insights underline the need for sustained commitment to achieve lasting success, reminding listeners to avoid the “one and done” approach in their professional and personal endeavors.

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Episode Timestamps

  • 00:00:50 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:01:40 – Quick announcement about the upcoming Master Class
  • 00:05:10 – Jumps into the topic
  • 00:06:11 – Recognize the problem
  • 00:07:25 – 4 specific examples
  • 00:10:10 – Verbal skill training
  • 00:12:25- Heads up conversation
  • 00:13:17 – Complementing your team members
  • 00:16:30 – Recap


Gary Takacs

Gary Takacs One of Gary's most significant achievements as a dental practice management coach is transforming his own practice, LifeSmiles, from one that was infected with PPO plans, no effective marketing strategy, and an overhead of 80% to a very successful dental practice that is currently one of the top-performing practices in the US.

With over 2,200 coaching clients, Gary has first-hand experience transforming insurance-dependent practices into thriving and profitable practices.

Through his Personalized Coaching Program, Gary shares access to the systems, strategies, processes, and experience gained over 41 years of coaching dentists and transforming over 2200 practices worldwide.

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Naren Arulrajah

Naren ArulrajahAs CEO of Ekwa Marketing, Naren has over a decade of experience working with dental practices and helping them attract the ideal type of patients to their practices. It is his goal to help dentists do more of the type of dentistry they love with the help and support of effective digital marketing.

Ekwa’s "Done-For-You" Digital Marketing model blends fundamental persuasion principles with an all-in-one Digital Marketing solution to help your ideal patients find you and choose you for reasons other than being on their insurance plan.

If you’re interested in finding out if Ekwa is the right fit for you and your practice, book a Free Marketing Strategy Meeting with Ekwa’s Marketing Director, Lila Stone.

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