This week’s blog is brought to you by Lorraine Gambacourt, RDH.
Become A Trailblazer!
In a blog that I wrote last year, I talked about how curiosity lights the fire within you, which can lead to great things! I have also blogged about the fact that we can all experience times where we feel unmotivated, uninspired, and lack the drive to work on professional or personal goals and dreams, particularly during the summer months! I want to remind you, that this is a normal part of the ebb and flow of life, the yin and yang of energy, and that when we take the time to relax, enjoy the outdoors, rest more, nap more, and simply “be”, and DROP THE GUILT attached, we will come out on the other side feeling energized, refreshed, and ready to take on the world!
For me, I have had a few months of inaction and lacking drive ( although I have been putting much of my energy into helping my son get his home move in ready—which I think counts as being productive!) Last week I felt a huge shift in my energy level and motivation! I felt like my mojo returned! I started working on my professional projects and interests, and finally fell like my creative juices are flowing again… YAY! I also thought about what I have achieved during this past year, (after a kind reminder from a friend) and noticed that the seeds of desire/interest and time I invested in certain efforts last year have led to some amazing accomplishments.
Think about the things you have been curious or interested in last year, and where that has led you. Have you made some changes? Implemented something new? Educated yourself about topics you are passionate about and can pass on to your clients? Are there some causes or goals you are passionate about that seem daunting, yet you want to see them realized?
I want to encourage you to be a trailblazer--to take that next step when something lights your fire and to be an advocate for the things you are most passionate about. What do you believe will make a difference in the world, or in the health outcomes for your clients? Trust your instincts. No matter how big the goal, it can be achieved!
We serve no one by playing small! We were all born to make a difference in some way. Think about what you are being called to explore, educate yourself on the topic, and implement change. One of my BHAG’s (Big Hairy Audacious Goals per Robin Sharma) is to see medical-dental collaboration become a common effort in every practice, so that physicians sit up and take notice of our efforts and begin to play a more active role in helping our mutual patients achieve optimal oral AND systemic health. Is this a goal of yours too? Imagine if we all took some steps in the same direction, how much quicker it could be realized…
In my upcoming 6 hour course, Influencing Oral and Systemic Health - A 4-Stage Approach, I will be sharing ideas and resources to help you in your collaborative efforts. I will also dive deep into four stages that can help you design the ultimate periodontal therapy program that will help your clients achieve and maintain optimal oral and systemic health outcomes.
I will also be sharing about two new and exciting Certificate programs that just launched in Canada which:
1) Support collaborative care and your recognition as an Oral-Systemic Educator.
2) Help you become a dental professional certified in dementia prevention and reversal.
And… if you have been wondering where Oral Probiotics fits into the puzzle, Part 3 will be devoted to this topic! Join me on Sept 8th !
Thank you Lorraine for this week’s blog!
Have a great week ahead! Please take a look below for what is coming up!