When one door closes, another opens.

When one door closes, another opens.

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"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."  – ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL (Inventor of the telephone)  What represents a closed door in our business?   A patient who did not return for reasons only known to himself, a long-time staff member who quits, a marketing program which did not work at all, the government which allows programs such as HMO, which makes it impossible to deliver adequate service and still eat – the list is long indeed!  Which doors are always open for us? Many doors are left open, and different ones for each of us. Below are a few you should look for.  Technology allows doctors to market and communicate with less cost and increased effectiveness,…
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Nothing big ever came from being small.

Nothing big ever came from being small.

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“Nothing big ever came from being small.” – UNKNOWN  That should and must start with your thinking – which then encompasses everything else.  If you must think, you might as well think big.   Helmut Flasch CEO, Flasch International www.Un-Work.com  PS. Maybe that’s why people say – “It’s too good to be true”, so that they don’t have to think big! Check out our "too good to be true", “stop trading time for money” Un-Work program. Find out how there are currently two economies at play and how one – the one on which most doctors are totally stuck in – has lost just about all its appeal, and how the second one is not only making people rich but requires little investment and gives the freedom of time and not being stuck at…
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The credit belongs to the man in the arena

The credit belongs to the man in the arena

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.   The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those…
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Killing time murders opportunities.

Killing time murders opportunities.

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“Killing time murders opportunities.” – UNKNOWN  This is also called procrastinating. All the money lost in a person’s life is not the money wasted, but the money never made.   Every time you wait to act you kill opportunity, especially in a time of Internet when the competition gains light-years (lots of dollars) in minutes, and catching up, as every procrastinator knows, well, is a bitch.  Helmut Flasch CEO, Flasch International www.Un-Work.com  PS. Check out our "too good to be true", “stop trading time for money” Un-Work program.   Find out how there are currently two economies at play and how one – the one on which most doctors are totally stuck in – has lost just about all its appeal, and how the second one is not only making people rich but requires little investment and gives the…
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Success is measured by the obstacles that one has overcome.

Success is measured by the obstacles that one has overcome.

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“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles that one has overcome while trying to succeed.”  –BOOKER T. WASHINGTON  When young, I was following the ski sport and one year, during the Olympics, one of Austria’s skiers (Karl Schranz) got disqualified. He was not allowed to ski during the Olympics. Everyone, not only the Austrians, were betting on him.   But because Schranz did not compete, the winner, who according to the world’s opinion would have been second, was not a winner in the world's eyes.  Just like Muhammed Ali remained the King, even though someone else got the belt, because Muhammed Ali was in prison.    See how happy you become, if and when you overcome the impossible! Not because of what you will have but…
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If at first, you DO succeed, try something harder

If at first, you DO succeed, try something harder

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“If at first you DO succeed, try something harder.” – ANN LANDERS  Look at it this way. When you make someone an offer to buy his house or car and the guy accepts – you get worried right away!  You think you offered too much, right? Never lower your goals, always raise them, even if you have not achieved the old ones yet.  Sounds counter to what psychologists tell you? I know, but contrary to their advice, this one works!  Helmut Flasch CEO, Flasch International www.Un-Work.com  PS. Check out our "too-good-to-be-true", “stop trading time for money” Un-Work program.  Find out how there are currently two economies at play, and how one – the one which most doctors totally stuck at – has lost just about all its appeal, and how the second one is not only making people rich, but requires…
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Stay with your good ideas!

Stay with your good ideas!

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“Get a good idea and stay with it.  Dog it, and work at it until it's done right.”  – WALT DISNEY  I guess Mr. Disney was saying, "persist", or did he also say believe in your ideas?  My experience working with doctors, with small and very large businesses for over a decade has shown me that most ideas are good.   Yet I shall ask what makes people in most professions fail?   They don’t stay with it, don’t dog it and don’t work until it’s done correctly.   Every time you start an idea, relationship etc. and say “I will do it for an X amount of time or till X amount of money is spent and then I'll walk away,” you’ve already lost before you started.   The point is, if you think it is…
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“How many on their deathbeds wished they’d spent more time at the office – or watching TV? The answer is, no one.”

“How many on their deathbeds wished they’d spent more time at the office – or watching TV? The answer is, no one.”

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Stephen Covey, author of “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” said, "How many on their deathbeds wished they'd spent more time at the office - or watching TV? The answer is, no one."   Many business owners spend lots of time to run the day to day function of the business, put out fires, manage staff, handle customers, etc.  But they often fail to plan for what is important. They do NOT work on looking for ways where they can "stop trading their time for money", and thus free up time and money to care for health, family, personal goals, etc.   Having worked with doctors for close to 30 years, they are some of the most hardworking & yet also some of the most underpaid people we have known.  They have…
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“Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.”

“Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.”

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“Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.”  - E. Joseph Cossman  It is easy to concentrate on problems and forget to see the thing you wanted in the first place.   Concentrating only on the mechanical steps of doing one's job is just another way to forget all about one’s goals.   Make it a daily habit (especially when you have problems) to force yourself to look at your goals.  DON’T, however, make your goal ‘getting out of this mess’ or in some other way lessen your goal because of the magnitude of your problems.  Look at your original goals only. In fact, whenever you think you can’t make it, make the goal bigger, not smaller. Try it – it works!  Helmut Flasch CEO, Flasch International www.Un-Work.com  PS. Let me shine…
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