Posts by Timothy Reynolds MD

Let Your Heroes Be Fallible: Tony Robbins #metoo

There has been a recent outpouring of hate and support for Tony Robbins about an intervention he did at a recent Unleash the Power Within (UPW) in San Jose. Many of the critical think he went too far in his intervention and bullied and intimidated the woman who was representing the #metoo movement. Others say…

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Show Me the Money!

I asked my attorney friend (I know, I’m embarrassed, I have one too) how an attorney makes more money.  He replied, “Well, I guess you become a better attorney.”   I found this interesting so I started asking my other professional friends the same question.  My accountant said, “Become a better accountant” and my surgeon friend…

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Playing by the Ballpark Rules

Most of our life we live playing in someone else’s ballpark. Simply put, we live by rules we didn’t create. Think about it. You drive a certain speed someone else set as the speed limit. You pay taxes someone else decided were the right amount. You have to obey rules at work that you didn’t…

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Be Responsible. Be Proactive.

Being proactive is not just thinking positively. It’s not something we can preach and just not follow through. In my urgent care business, our motto is: You’re either all in, or you’re in the way. That means we want every single person to own what they do and to be the best at it. This…

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Understanding Your Competitors to Beat Them

Almost everyday someone comes up to me and tells me about something the competition is doing.  They think we should change our pricing or our service or what we do in some way because of the way the competition is doing it.  That has caused me to do a lot of thinking over the years…

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Love: The Greatest Emotion?

How do you love a homeless person? How do you love a child? How do you love a patient? How do you love a customer?   The answer to each of these is that we love them by serving them. We love them by taking care of them. We don’t wait to “feel” love for…

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Pass the Decision Making Hat

In The Decision Maker, Dennis Bakke argues that in most organizations the leaders make the decisions.  After all, they are the people most equipped to make the decisions, right?  Dennis challenges that thought, and I’m going to ask you to do the same.  Who in your business has the power, authority, and responsibility to make decisions?…

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Understanding Your Primary Question

The dichotomy of being happy today and yet wanting to do better is something that has fascinated me for years. You read articles or hear teachers say the key to happiness is not getting what you want, but wanting what you have. This is called being content. You are content when you are satisfied with…

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The Strangest Secret

Who controls your life? At first, you might answer, “I do, duh!” But upon closer inspection, you might be surprised at the real answer. Men and women today suffer from a unique problem: Not taking time to think. In general, we get so busy “doing” that we forget to take time to think about why, or…

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