The 12 Oaks Team shares the best advice they have ever received.
In life, we all receive advice from the people around us. Good advice, bad advice, advice we use, and advice we don’t. For everyone there are things shared with us that we hold near and dear. Things that we use throughout our lives, reflect on often, and share with others.
The 12 Oaks Dental team would like to share their “Best Advice” with you! Little nuggets of wisdom that we hope will strike a chord in your own life.
“Inspect what you expect”. This is a phrase most often used by successful leaders but is also great advice in personal situations. It is the way to ensure your expectations are met. Of course, there are things that must occur before that inspection can occur. First, communication of your expectations must be clear. Second, providing the right tools for the expectation to be completed. Third, providing support and guidance. Then, you can inspect what you expected as a result. This has led to a lot of success for Dr. Worob both personally and professionally.
“Go outside, breathe fresh air, stretch your legs. Your body wants you to be healthy!” This was advice given to her by her mother as a child. Dr. Barron is a very active person that does her best to have a happy healthy body. She was raised that way! She is also raising her children that way and tries to influence other family, friends, and patients to live their lives this way, too.
“Meet people where they are”. This is great advice that can also be used in business and personally. People can only do what they can do and only when they are ready. Not everyone reaches decisions at the same time or in the same way. Meeting people where they are allows you to hear and understand where others are coming from. With this approach, both parties feel their needs and expectations have been met. Mutual respect for each other has been achieved and you can begin to move forward.
“Gotta love yourself first”. A lesson that is very hard for most people. The truth of the matter is, you can’t love others if you don’t love yourself.
“Don’t make decisions when you are angry or promises when you are happy”. This is advice Brandi used often when raising two boys. It is to the point and doesn’t really require explanation…
“Never keep score at home/in your marriage. You are on the same team”. Just like you wouldn’t want a teammate on your baseball team to fail, you should want your life partner to be successful. “Win” together!
“Keep each other laughing” This is marriage advice from a patient that has been married over 50 years! Laughter is the best medicine and keeps hearts connected.
“What others say about you is none of your business. Don’t waste time worrying about it”. We have a lot to worry about in life. What others think of us shouldn’t be one of them. If we went around changing to suit everyone else’s expectations, we would never find our own happiness.
“Just Own it” whether the situation is one you like, or dislike, just own it. Be the boss of it and make the best of it that you can.
“Don’t sweat the small stuff and blood is thicker than water” This was advice given by her Aunt, regarding family. You don’t get to pick family. They are there for the long hall so don’t dwell on the little things you can’t change.
“Live in gratitude. There is always something to be thankful for”. There is no place for negativity. It rarely helps a situation so find the rainbow in every storm and smile about the good thing.
11 pearls of wisdom from the 12 Oaks Dental team! We hope you read something that will help you in your current season or one you call upon at some point. Share this blog with someone you think could use it!