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November- A Time To Start Saying NO!


Remember when you first started your practice? You said yes to everything! You had to—it was the only way to get your practice off the ground. When you talked to patients, “yes” was the number one word they heard the most.

It probably went a little something like this:

“Can I come in after you close?” Yes.

“Can I pay ten dollars a month?” Yes.

“Can I cancel at the last second?” Yes.

It gets to a point where “yes” starts draining your energy. But you’re too afraid to say “no.” Why? Because you don’t want to disappoint people. Here’s the thing—you gotta say “no” every once in a while. Otherwise, you’ll start to hate your job. Yeah, they might be a tad disappointed, but it’s not the end of the world!

November is the perfect time to start saying “no.” Ask yourself these questions: Do I wanna do this? What are the risks and benefits of saying “no”? What’s best for me?
“No” accomplishes a lot of things. It sets boundaries, reduces burnout, and restores balance in your life.

Are you scared to say “no”? Watch this video to hype yourself up before you say it.

Let’s put the “NO” in November!

Kirk Behrendt

Kirk Behrendt is a renowned consultant and speaker in the dental industry, known for his expertise in helping dentists create better practices and better lives. With over 30 years of experience in the field, Kirk has dedicated his professional life to optimizing the best systems and practices in dentistry. Kirk has been a featured speaker at every major dental meeting in the United States. His company, ACT Dental, has consistently been ranked as one of the top dental consultants in Dentistry Today's annual rankings for the past 10 years. In addition, ACT Dental was named one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States by Inc Magazine, appearing on their Inc 5000 list. Kirk's motivational skills are widely recognized in the dental industry. Dr. Peter Dawson of The Dawson Academy has referred to Kirk as "THE best motivator I have ever heard." Kirk has also assembled a trusted team of advisor experts who work with dentists to customize individual solutions that meet their unique needs. When he's not motivating dentists and their teams, Kirk enjoys coaching his children's sports teams and spending time with his amazing wife, Sarah, and their four children, Kinzie, Lily, Zoe, and Bo.