Many people feel they settle for jobs they don’t actually like. If you feel the same way, you may be interested in Dr. Glenn Vo, a dentist from Denton, Texas, who is breaking the dissatisfaction that many people experience at work. Dr. Vo is a highly regarded business coach, entrepreneur, and public speaker as well as the creator of The Nifty Thrifty Dentists, a Facebook group followed by more than 30,000 dental professionals. He is also the USA Today best-selling author of 2612 Cherryhill Ln, and he wants to use what he has learned from his years of success to help people understand that they no longer have to settle in their careers.
“I find it sad, honestly, that people feel so apathetic about their work. I want them to be on fire at their jobs! I have heard many stories of people who would like to do more but just don’t know how. They know they’re missing out on something important but aren’t sure how to get it. That’s exactly what I help people understand how to do.”
Dr. Vo’s approach settles on “the triangle of genius.” “It’s just not true that you have no special ability or skills that you can use to help your industry. I teach people that by finding the intersection between your passions, your strengths, and the needs of your industry, you will hit the bullseye: how you can influence your industry or contribute to it.”
Nothing in business happens without relationships, which is why Dr. Vo strongly believes in cultivating meaningful ones. “Once you know how you can contribute to your industry, it’s time to cultivate good relationships. Without them, you won’t get very far. With those relationships, you’ll grow your influence in your industry, which is what I saw happen with The Nifty Thrifty Dentists. Through those relationships, I helped my peers save money, and that has opened a lot of doors for me.”
For those new entrepreneurs looking for guidance as they start out, Dr. Vo would like to give them some pointers. “Success is really about persevering and having the right approach. It’s about building community, being smart about how you leverage social media to strengthen your brands, and ultimately growing your business.”
Dr. Vo’s schedule is packed with public speaking events, where he often focuses on the importance of becoming an influencer.“This is something I stress. The more you can positively influence other people, the more you will see doors open for you. It does not happen overnight, but if you keep at it, you really will see more and more opportunities in your life. All of these pieces come together to create ways for you to be satisfied and even energized at work.”
Over the years, Dr. Vo has taken his message to podcasts, speaking on such topics as the creation of The Nifty Thrifty Dentists and the core business principles that helped him establish his dental practice, which he teaches in his Doctor Entrepreneur series.
“Over time, I realized people really want to know about how to be influencers. This is why I wrote my upcoming book, Industry Influencer.” In it, he elaborates more on how anyone can become a leader in their field. He is already receiving rave reviews, as expressed by Dennis Yu, a leading marketer:
“In a world swarming with self-proclaimed influencers, Dr. Glenn Vo is the real deal. Who else is a practicing industry professional who also has a group of over 30,000 in his industry? If you want to make the leap from doctor to being well-known in your community and in an area you care about, there is no better road map than the Industry Influencer.”
Dr. Vo wants to bring that road map to other people, especially since life so often throws out obstacles that can be hard to overcome. He also wants to encourage those who may be experiencing hard times today.
“I have had my highs, and I have had some lows. I can point to triumphs and to tragedies. The one thing I have consistently experienced, however, has been turning points. Were those divine moments? Yes, I think so, and those plus chance encounters and other people’s generosity have helped me move forward in life. Ultimately, I want to do the same for other people.”
Dr. Vo knows that no matter how exciting each day is, there will be challenges that can derail that day unless he keeps the right mindset.
“There are always going to be challenges. You can’t avoid them. Also, you’ll find the naysayers. You must decide for yourself whether or not they’re right. Stay confident and focused. Keep positive, and always surround yourself with supportive people.”
Dr. Vo thinks about all the people he has helped find satisfaction with their jobs, and it makes him smile. “It really is satisfying to help someone go from feeling apathetic at work to feeling enthusiastic about what they do.”