About Dr. Justin Short
I’m Dr. Justin Short, founder and creator of The Lifestyle Practice. My passion is helping dentists rise above the fray and create a practice and a LIFE they have only dreamed about.
WHY LISTEN TO ME???
Because I’m just like you! My practice and lifestyle may look a little different, but at the core we’re the same. I’m knocking on the door of middle-aged. I have a family that (if I’m being honest) I prefer hanging out with more than practicing dentistry. That being said, I still want all the ‘perks’ of having a wildly successful practice. Essentially I want a bigger cake, and I want to eat it too.
I’ve spent nearly 100K on coaches, trainings and seminars, and learning from some of the best in the biz. I’ve dragged myself and my team across the country several times. During that time I learned a LOT, and met some AMAZING people. But even though my bottom line increased, I still wasn’t truly enjoying my life the way I wanted to.
I LEARNED A LOT, AND MET SOME AMAZING PEOPLE. BUT EVEN THOUGH MY BOTTOM LINE INCREASED, I STILL WASN’T TRULY ENJOYING MY LIFE THE WAY I WANTED TO.
I NOTICED SOMETHING INCREDIBLE!!
Fast forward a few years and I’ve decreased my days at the office from 20 days a month to 9 days a month. At the same time my production has more than doubled! I noticed something incredible….every time I cut a day at the office, my production went up. How is that even possible?
Through trial and error, testing and tweaking, I learned what I truly needed to focus on to grow my practice. I also learned a few things that were seen as ‘cool’ in the dental world, but didn’t add anything to my patient care or bottom line. It really isn’t rocket science. In fact, growing your practice at a rapid pace while decreasing your time at the office is all about:
- Knowing what you need to focus on (often simple things)
- Doing those things WELL… day after day, month after month, etc…
WHAT I WANTED (which of the below sounds like you?)
- To make more money (just being honest).
- I wanted a team and patients that loved me.
- I wanted more FREEDOM in my life.
- I wanted someone to cut the fluff and get down the nitty-gritty of what I really needed to do to grow my practice.
I didn’t want:
- To spend 50-100K on consultants and classes (although I did).
- To travel all over the U.S. with my team in tow (although I did).
- To have an “expert” come in and tell me to change EVERYTHING in my practice!
- A lot of jargon and ‘consulting buzzwords’ telling me what my practice needed… especially now that I’ve proven I didn’t need a good portion of it (ie…I hate morninghuddles! I think they are a boring waste of time.)
CUTTING OUT THE FLUFF:
I’m here to tell you that if you are struggling to create the practice of YOUR dreams, I can help you. 90% of my practicing life I’ve only had 3 ops and 3 team members, and my practice is highly PPO dependent.
My goal is to make you more productive and profitable, while at the same time giving you the freedom to work less if you desire. Some of you just want to be more productive and profitable, and that’s fine too. MY end goal was to have such a profitable practice that I could spend most of my time with WHO I wanted, doing WHAT I wanted. Now that I’ve accomplished that, my dream has morphed a bit. Now my enjoyment and fulfillment comes from helping other dentists define and accomplish their dreams!
I’M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT IF YOU ARE STRUGGLING TO HAVE YOUR BREAKTHROUGH AND CREATE THE PRACTICE OF YOUR DREAMS, I CAN HELP YOU.
WHY NOT YOU? WHY NOT NOW?
If I can do it, I KNOW you can do it! It won’t always be easy… there is work to be done, especially in the beginning. But I would argue that it’s worth it! I now have 21 days a month to really enjoy my life, and I make more than I did once upon a time working 20 days a month. I guarantee I’m not a better dentist than you! I simply had a clear vision of how I wanted my calendar to look and found a way to make it a reality.
Now I’m working on putting all my tested and proven strategies into a succinct group of core modules so that you can make your vision a reality too. Perhaps you don’t even have a clear vision yet. That’s ok. I will help you develop a clear vision, so you know EXACTLY where it is you are heading.
Through my Flagship program The Lifestyle Practice Academy, I give dentists practical, step-by- step guidance to help them design a highly profitable practice that can give them the lifestyle they want. The best part is that you can take this course at YOUR pace, in your own home or office. I also offer personal coaching on a limited basis if it’s needed to help you on your journey.
So I encourage you to stick around awhile. If nothing else I know you will receive some FREE pearls or tactics that you can take back and integrate into your practice. You have nothing to lose! If and when you decide it is time to get serious about taking your practice and lifestyle to the next level, I would love to help you. Helping docs like you is what gets me out of bed in the morning!
To Your Success,
Dr. Justin Short