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By Dr. Charles Bohle
February 16, 2015
Category: Life Advice

Can you recognize these celebrities without their teeth?recognize celebrity smile

I have written many times about the importance of your smile and what it says about you.  People generally and naturally judge new people that they meet who have a nice smile as more successful and friendlier than those who might not have a nice smile.  You have also seen articles posted about celebrities who have had their smile fixed and what they look like now.  Below is a link to a site that has changed celebrity smiles but not in a way you would think.  It hasn't improved or trashed the smile but more than that.  It has taken celebrity photos and removed the teeth.  It is shocking what they look like without their teeth.  They surely would not have become a star looking like that.

This is a stunning example of how important your smile is and how much it affects what you look like to the world around you.  If you want to change what people think about you in a positive way, Change Your Smile! and change it soon.  There is no mor effective way to change your looks and iimpress the people you meet.

Here is the link.  Check it out.

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By Dr. Charles Bohle
November 19, 2014
Category: Life Advice

Don't Let Your Insurance Benefits Be Lost!

 

It is the time of the year when our phones start to ring and people we have not seen all year want an appointment.  When you call now we can dental insurancework those things out.  The hard part comes when someone calls us the last week of December and insists on getting in and all the needed work completed before the end of the year because their insurance benefits rollover.  This person will sadly waste their insurance for 2014.  The wise person who calls in November has a much greater chance of maximizing their benefit.  I apologize in advance to those people who call us late in December that we are not able to accomodate.  Know the person who called us in November is the one who already has their appointment leaving no room for you.

One really good and completely legal trick we do this time of year is this.  When you have a large treatment plan this trick works great.  Let's say you have a $1500 insurance benefit that rolls over on January 1.  We provide half of your needed care in November/December then the second half in January/February.  This allows us to give you a large amount of dental work in a short time and maximize your insurance benefit.  You will use $1500 the last of one year and $1500 the beginning of the next year.  Consider this strategy if you need a lot of work to do.dental insurance benefits

If you know you have needed dental work to be done go ahead and give us a call.  It will save you time and money and leave more of your insurance benefit available for anything needed in 2015.  Remember, the insurance company wins everytime you leave benefits on the table when you could of or needed to use them.  All that celebrating you see on New Years Eve is mostly the insurance industry saying, "We Won, We Won!"

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By Dr. Charles Bohle
August 19, 2014
Category: Life Advice

Market House Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

On of the most fun things I do outside of the office is to volunteer at Paducah's Market House Theatre.  Over the years I have been a past president and long time board member but the real action is to be onstage.  Several years ago the Market House Theatre, Murder Mystery Troupe was started to perform special shows as fundraising events.  Typically a show is held in the main theatre for the general public but many  times a private business will rent us for a show.  We have done a lot of Christmas parties over the years.  We even go on the road to other venues as a "rent a show" to be a fundraiser for another organization.

Last weekend the murder mystery dinner theatre was WIN, LOSE OR DIE!  It was a really fun show for the sold out crowd because of all the audience participation that was involved.  Also, four audience members were brougt onstage as contestants for the show "Lyrical Pursuit".  For Saturday's show my daughter, Leah was "chosen" as one of the contestants.  She is a natural on stage and was fun to interact with her again under the lights.  I will say that she did get the best of our ad lib exchanges saying she wouldn't do anything that her father would not approve of.  The audience roared with laughter and I was left speechless.  The large amount of off script interaction with the contestants made the show so much fun for the crownd and actors alike.  No one really knew what was going to happen next.  It was the Market House Theatre at its best.  Everyone was having fun.

A tip of my cap to the talented cast listed above and a big welcome to the theatre to Chris Beal.  Chris played keyboards for us and did outstanding.  Chris please come back and do some more with us.

To my friend Audra Hall I say this.  Be careful what you hold inside.  Let those hopes and dreams out from deep inside where they can see the light of day.

Next time you see a Market House Theatre advertisement for a murder mystery theatre, go and have a fun time.  Maybe a local dentist will be in the show.

 

By Dr. Charles Bohle
April 15, 2014
Category: Life Advice
Tags: Work smarter   not harder  

This is step in Jeff Haden's, Inc.com article in working smarter and not harder.  Here he says to measure your work with results and not in amount of time you spent doing it.  Just because you just spent two hours on a project doesn't mean you did some good work.  Set productivity goals and not just time goals.  This is what he says:

2. Measure your results, not your time. The whole idea of working smarter rather than harder stems from the fact that many of us put in more and more hours only to find we don't get more done. That's why we want to find methods to be more productive in less time.

One way to do this is to adjust the way you measure productivity. If you evaluate yourself by what you actually get done rather than the time it takes to get something done, you'll start to notice a difference in how you work.

For example, if you have a big project to complete, try breaking it down into "completable" sections. For instance, I like to break down my blog posts into sections and small tasks like adding images. With a set of smaller tasks making up a big project, I can check off what I get done each day, even if it takes me many days to finish the whole project. I get a nice little rush every time I check off a task within a blog post, even if it was just a 200-word section. It helps me maintain momentum and keep going until the whole post is done.

Another way to measure what you get done each day is to keep a "done list," a running log of everything you complete in a day. I scoffed at done lists for a long time until I joined Buffer, where we all share what we've done each day using iDoneThis.

If you start keeping a list of everything you get done in a day, you might be surprised how much more motivated you are to do work that matters and stay focused so you get even more done.

Focus on measuring by results, not by time on task, and you'll definitely get more done. 

Next time you have a tough job, measure your success not in time but in accomplishments.

 

 

By Dr. Charles Bohle
April 03, 2014
Category: Life Advice
Tags: to do list   scheduling   wasting time  

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder 

I saw this article by Jeff Haden on Inc.com and thought it was really interesting.  There are things here that all of us could learn from to make us work better and smarter.  I am going to break down the article into its five sections and discuss each, one at a time.

1. Rework your to-do list. I've written about the history of the to-do list before, and how to write a great one.

One of the most counterintuitive but effective methods I've found for increasing my productivity is to limit how many items I add to my to-do list.

One way to do this is by choosing one to three most important tasks, or MITs. These are the big, tough tasks for your day that you really need to get done; the ones that will keep you in the office past the time you planned to leave, or working after dinner if you don't get through them.

Leo Babauta advocates doing these before you move on to other tasks:

"Do your MITs first thing in the morning, either at home or when you first get to work. If you put them off to later, you will get busy and run out of time to do them. Get them out of the way, and the rest of the day is gravy!"

The rest of your to-do list can be filled up with minor tasks that you would do as long as you complete your MITs. Make sure you work on those before you move on to less critical tasks and you'll find you feel a whole lot more productive at the end of the day.

Another to-do list tip that can reduce work anxiety is to write your to-do list the night before. I often end up in bed not only thinking about what I need to do the next day but also planning the day; obviously, that makes it difficult to sleep. Writing my to-do list before I go to bed helps me relax and sleep better.

And rather than wasting time in the morning because I don't know what to work on first, I can jump straight into my first MIT the next day.

One more to-do list tip: Focus only on today.

My most recent and favorite change to my to-do list has been to separate my "today" list from the master list of everything I need to get done.

I often feel anxious about all the things I know I need to do at some point. I need to write them down somewhere so I don't forget them, otherwise I worry about when or if they will get done. But I don't want those items cluttering up my list for today; that will just make today seem even busier than it already is.

My solution is to make a big list of everything I need to do. Then, every night, I move a few things to my to-do list for the next day. (I use one big list with priority markers so that anything "high" priority moves to the top and becomes part of my "today" list.)

That lets me focus on what I must do today, but it also gives me a place to dump every little task I think of that someday must get done.

Take it from David Allen, the author of Getting Things Done: "Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them." Park your ideas on your to-do list, but make sure you create a "today" list and a "someday" list. That way you won't waste energy trying to remember important ideas and you'll ensure today won't feel overwhelming. 

So instead of making a list that has everything you have to do on it, just make a list of the most important things you have to do.  Do those first then if you are so motivated, continue to work.  Those task will be far more stress free.