Kathleen's Blog - July 19, 2022
July 19, 2022 at 4:00 AM
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Have you ever wondered if you have a scarcity mindset rather than an abundance mindset?

Are you aware of the difference?

A scarcity mindset is a fixed mindset and is defined by feelings of competition and lack.

To have an abundance mindset is to believe there are enough resources to go around! There is enough for everyone!

Being in the position that we are, at rdhu, we see all types of mindsets with our members, our clients/practices and companies, to name a few!

If you're operating from a place of scarcity, you might believe that other's achievements mean you've somehow lost something.

People are often surprised to see us sharing free CE through different avenues. Free CE often compliments our CE courses as well. Why wouldn't we share? We will get asked, isn't that website your competitor, or aren't the associations your competitor?

The answer is no! They are not competitors! If we had a scarcity mindset they would be but we believe in abundance. Give as much as you can. Be the resource our members need and it will come back to us 10-fold in the positive. This is the way I have always operated. I always try to live a life of abundance as I feel there are enough resources out there for everyone. It is never a One-Size-Fits-All and we are happy to offer other resources to help our members. There's enough room for us all to play in the sandbox :)

When I owned my dental instrument company, and I presented instrumentation and maintenance, I shared the different types of instruments available. I truly believe you go with what works for you! What is comfortable in your hand? Do you like plastic, stainless steel or silicone? What meets your price point and still ensures that the quality is not compromised. And of course, it must be backed by studies! It wasn't about buy my instruments!

As an example, for the dental practice, many operate with a scarcity mindset and are afraid to refer out to a specialist even when it may be best for the client/patient. They try to offer all services to all clients and patients. When you operate from an abundance mindset you refer to the appropriate specialist having the confidence that your patient will return. Having an abundance mindset, giving and referring doesn't go unnoticed by your client base or by the specialist you are referring to. Chances are, they are not looking to steal your client but in fact will be referring patients back to you! I spoke once to a group of periodontists and this was definitely a concern for them. I shared strategies that they can implement into their practice and with possible referring offices around them. The fight is real!

Another example, many offices do not wish to carry the power brush and tools to help their clients maintain optimal oral health at home. Having an abundance mindset would be the office who has these tools on hand, includes it in ortho, implant or perio treatment, or offers their professional pricing to help that client succeed at home! We know what our clients do the other 8756 hours of the year when they aren't with us matters!

Another example could be with co-workers. We will have some co-workers who have an abundance mindset and help other co-workers thrive and succeed, while others live in fear, keep as a silo and live with the scarcity mindset.

When we all work together and believe there is enough to go around, believe that you will succeed when you help others succeed, and are open to collaborating with others and sharing, it is amazing how good it feels and how satisfying and successful your life becomes!

Thank you for reading and have a great week ahead! Please take a look below for what is coming up!

Kindest regards,


Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH ~ President of rdhu