Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

~Swami Vivekananda


It’s Friday, and you’ve probably got a lot of distractions on your brain. You’ve got dinner plans tonight, a lake outing this weekend, an old friend visiting, your kid’s soccer game…. You’re so loaded down with distractions that it’s a challenge just to focus on the daily tasks ahead of you!

So I want you to take a minute, wherever you are, and take a deep breath. I want you to focus all of your energy on that ONE IDEA that is so important to you. I want you to picture that VISION that you created weeks or months or years ago–that reason why you reached out to the Scheduling Institute. Whether it’s growing your practice 5X, increasing your impact on your community, tripling your new patients, or all of the above– you need to let that idea become so sharp and focused in your brain that all of those distractions fade into the background.┬áLet them become white noise.

Ask yourself this question, “How badly do I WANT this one thing? What am I willing to do to get it?” Because if you lack focus and intention, chances are, it’s a very long, rough road to your goals.

If you want to be successful, you need to wake up with that one idea in your mind. You need to go to sleep with that one idea in your head. And no, I’m not suggesting that you aren’t FULLY present when you spend time with your family… After all, I’ve always told you the practice should be your vehicle to the life that you desire; it shouldn’t be your ENTIRE LIFE.

But when you feel yourself losing focus and getting off track… When negative energy starts to creep into the office… When your weekend plans become more dominant in your brain than the patient you are speaking to… You need to take a second to relax, take a deep breath, and FOCUS. Maybe you need to find a quiet space and meditate–many businesspeople swear by the practice of meditation!

Once you’ve refocused on this idea, become intentional about doing whatever you need to do to reach that goal. Where are you doing well? Where are your missed opportunities? You should constantly be honing and tweaking your plan, one goal at a time.


Think of it this way… Friday shouldn’t be the last day thing between you and the weekend–it should be your last chance to really MAXIMIZE this week, and you and your team should hit it hard! You should work harder on Fridays than any other day of the week!!

Let me know in the comments below what you do to make the most of your Fridays and to keep your team focused.



Until next time,


Jay Geier