How to Take Control and Achieve Your Goals


“If you haven’t achieved your dreams, it’s your fault.”

-Darren Hardy (American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine)

A little harsh, but completely accurate. Think about the last time you said “If it weren’t for so and so” or “If I had more money” or “If I could just find the time”…. The reality is:

You can accomplish whatever you want when you do whatever it takes.

Every time you pass blame onto someone or something else, you’ve immediately cut off your ability to fix the problem. So, don’t do it. Here’s an example…

Say your goal was to increase your new patients by 20% over the next year. The next year rolls around and you have exactly the same number of new patients you had the year before. Whose fault is it? Sally, who answers your phones? Kathy, the marketing director? The population in your small town?

Well, what about YOU? What could you have done differently to hit that 20% new patient increase?

There are many problems that can arise when growing a business that will put a wrench in your plan. The breakthrough moment in your life is when you realize that you can control what’s going on in your practice…

Sometimes the solution is as simple as training your team or bettering your leadership skills. How could you have motivated Sally differently? How could you have freed up more time in your schedule? What about implementing simple marketing tactics– like asking your loyal patients for referrals?

As a business owner, it’s all about taking ownership and responsibility. Once you master that, your dreams really can be yours.

Here’s my challenge to you this week. 

Take a moment and think about one time when you failed at attaining a goal–and instead of taking responsibility, you blamed it on someone else or a particular circumstance. Write down what the failure was, and then try thinking about the situation differently. Try writing down a couple different solutions that you could have taken to avoid that failure, and then write down what you will do to improve your chances of achieving your new patient goal next time.

If you are interested in significantly increasing your new patient numbers this summer, it doesn’t have to be a crazy, far off dream. After implementing the knowledge from ONE training, your practice is guaranteed to see an increase in new patients–which is great for you AND your team! Call 844-242-1992 to find out more about our award-winning training. Or visit to sign up for our 5 Star Challenge!

Until next time,


Jay Geier


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