Yes You Can!


Ralph Crawford


June 17, 2015

June 17, 2015

Recently while browsing through the book section of a local thrift shop I came across one of those miniature 8 x 10 centimetre books titled Yes You Can. The title caught my eye and I became even more fascinated when I opened it and found that each of its little 67 colourful pages had a meaningful Yes You Can saying from well- known individuals. The book was authored by Marc Anello, a writer for the publishing house Peter Pauper Press, Inc., of White Plains, New York. I couldn’t resist – both by the titled Yes You Can theme and its contained words of wisdom – so I reached into my pocket for the $1.00 asking price and brought the book home. Listed below are just a few of the Yes You Can sayings that made me aware that I got a real bargain for my $1.00 purchase:

▷ We must use time as a tool, not as a couch– John F. Kennedy

▷ They are able who think they are able – Virgil

▷ The hardest thing is to get started but the reallyhardest thing is to finish – Yogi Bera

▷ Life is to be lived not analyzed. Time is to be used,not wasted – Lauren Bacall

▷ Never mistake motion for action – Ernest Hemingway

▷ You have to be very clear what you want in orderto succeed – Hazelle Goodman

As we reflect upon the publication and purpose of The Professional Advisory we quickly realize that by following the sage advice of its authors that Yes You Can succeed in your dental practice. Within this issue consider Ian Toms telling us that losing your premises is not a question of if, it is a questions of when but that Yes You Can succeed if you Are Prepared For When Your Lease Music Stops. And how about Tax Risk: Staying Out of the Tax Department’s Radar? David Chong Yen and Louise Wong say Yes You Can keep out of the CRA’s radar if you know what they are looking for. When Mark McNulty deals with the problems associated with There Are Far Too Many Financial Advisors it boils down to Yes You Can find a good financial advisor to bring you maximum benefit.

David Lind clearly outlines that you will know, and that Yes You Can, determine the time that is right for you sell your practice and plan for a different future. That life event or goal will arise and you will decide that it is your time to start Buying Time. Ron Weintraub’s article clearly says Yes You Can take part in Enhancing Our Profession’s Public Image by exploring the attitudinal change, considering an antidote, and implementing them. Wills says David Rosenthal are critical legal documents and Yes You Can, and should, review your will at least every five years to ensure they reflect your changing life circumstances.

Yes, there is no doubt that there is page upon page of wisdom and advice within this issue and all issues of The Professional Advisory that call out to readers the possibility that Yes You Can improve your practice, your life and the lives of others around you.