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Why Every Dentist Needs to Know What’s in Their Cup!


Has someone ever bumped into you while you were carrying a cup of coffee? We’ve all been there: you accidentally bump shoulders, coffee spills all over the floor, then you scramble to find paper towels.

Maybe it’s not coffee. Maybe you have tea or water in your cup. The point is that eventually, someone’s going to bump into you. And whatever is in your cup, it’s going to spill everywhere.

Life is like that sometimes. It’ll rattle you and shake you up. When it does, what will spill out of your cup? Will it be anger or patience? Sadness or joy? The stuff in your cup is how you’ll react when life throws a curve ball.

For me personally, I choose to fill my cup with the good stuff, like kindness and happiness (and coffee is pretty good, too). Fill your cup with the good stuff, and encourage your team to do the same by showing them this short video.

Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, be sure to check out our video about gratitude—another good thing to put in your cup.

Life gives you a cup. How are you going to fill it?


Kirk Behrendt

Kirk Behrendt is the Founder of ACT Dental, a customized coaching company for dentists. He has invested his entire professional life studying the top dental practices in the world and the leadership that guides them. As the founder of ACT, his vision is driven by the commitment to provide highly personalized care to the dental profession. By creating a talented team of experts, Kirk and his team continue to positively impact the practice of dentistry one practice at a time. His personal mission is to use up every ounce of his potential. He lectures all over the world to help individuals take control of their own lives. Kirk has been recognized as one of Dentistry Today as one of Top Leaders in Dental. Dr. Peter Dawson called him “THE best motivator I have ever heard.” He loves cycling, basketball, stand-up comedy, and most of all, spending time with his wife, Sarah, and children Kinzie, Lily, Zoe & Bo.