Monthly Archives: July 2018

How to accomplish more in 30 days than most people do in 365

To accomplish more with your day and therefore your life, you need to own it and not give it away to other people. Unfortunately, that is what happens when you allow your energy, creativity and time to drain away in seeking approval from other people, instead of going after what you need and want, regardless of who is giving you approval for doing so. You need to develop a grand vision that suits your needs and then instill a morning routine that will help you go after that vision. Find people who’s approval buoys you and sustains you and enlist their help, while eschewing those who drag you down and are ultimately impossible to please.

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Hygienist Spotlight: Whitney DiFoggio, RDH, BS

Whitney DiFoggio has big dreams. She hears Hollywood calling and loves to act. She’s even been known to arrive at her day-job (of course she has one) with glitter on her personage, from an acting gig, which has made her work cohorts giggle and inspired jokes about DiFoggio’s double-life. Fortunately, Whitney has a sense of humor and lots of common sense, too much to run off and quit her day job as a dental hygienist, an interim job she actually loves, because its in her nature to enjoy helping people out. She believes professionalism is key, but so is realness, just enough to be genuine and engage people. With so many great qualities DiFoggio has what it takes to go onto the big screen, or stay with teeth-cleaning and still be a big life-story success.

Read more: http://www.hygieneedge.com/blog/2018/5/2/hygienist-spotlight-whitney

Dental Hygienist Spotlight- Ashley Nelson

Dental hygienist and Webster State University alumna Ashley Nelson had a problem: although she loved working as a dental hygienist, after her second pregnancy her body just wouldnt cooperate. Although she loved the relationships she built with patients, she decided to apply her skills in a different way. She set up a small, home-based consulting firm called Elevated Hygiene that helps clinical practices adopt best practices to deliver better, more consistent patient care through their hygiene departments and avoid common pitfalls like the dread “prophy trap.”

Read more: http://www.hygieneedge.com/blog/2018/4/5/dental-hygienist-spotlight-ashley-nelson

Aim to Improve Your System, Not Yourself

Most of us intuitively want to better ourselves. We understand that a life worth living is about more than getting by, getting money, and occasionally fulfilling our senses. But, we tend to not know how to go about the work of self-improvement, possibly because we look on our unimproved self as a giant rock to attempt to hoist and move into a better position, which is tiring and apt to render us feeling like failures. The trick is to go at it sideways, to think of the process of self-improvement as one requiring a fulcrum and lever, the same way it would be smart to use the duo to hoist that big rock, rather than straining tendons and rupturing a disc by tackling it head on. We all want to make good decisions that will improve our selves and our lives. Firstly, to make this possible, we need to create systems that give us the needed empowerment to create those decisions. Ideally, a system smooths the way forward, rather like a customer service agent. It should be something one is comfortable incorporating into one’s life and that can be leaned on for ongoing support, the way one leans on a great exercise routine, that smooths the way to physical fitness, or a great workbook that helps one to understand an area of theoretical know-how that never before quite clicked into place. Leaning on expertise is not weak. It’s applying the fulcrum lever philosophy to a challenge and thereby empowering ourselves.

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31 Five-Second Reminders that Will Make Calmness Your Superpower

The ability to remain calm, mindful and controlled in the face of chaos or adversity is one of the most important measures of inner strength. You can help cultivate these skills by giving yourself a variety of daily reminders related to them. These include reminding yourself to be selective, controlled and deliberate with what you spend time, attention and worry on, being aware of your own (and other people’s) emotions and habits, and focusing on increasing conscious and purposeful actions and thoughts and decreasing how much time you spend on mental and physical “autopilot.”

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