A Dentist can pull only so many teeth/day

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When I was young, my Father use to tell me:

"A Dentist can only pull so many teeth in a day"

He explained that if your hands have to touch every product you sell and produce, there is a limit to what you can earn.

I actually asked my dentist what was the most teeth he pulled in a day. He told me 14 teeth. What could he have earned that day after paying for all of his staff and overhead? I'm sure it was a tough day and I'm sure I have earned more on my best days with SEO lead generation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    Great advice indeed. This is why autoresponders kick so much butt. Sending out emails while I'm sleeping is a win-win for everyone.
  • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
    Originally Posted by hotftuna View Post

    When I was young, my Father use to tell me:

    "A Dentist can only pull so many teeth in a day"

    He explained that if your hands have to touch every product you sell and produce, there is a limit to what you can earn.

    I actually asked my dentist what was the most teeth he pulled in a day. He told me 14 teeth. What could he have earned that day after paying for all of his staff and overhead? I'm sure it was a tough day and I'm sure I have earned more on my best days with SEO lead generation.
    You do realize dentists do more than pull teeth, don't you?
  • Profile picture of the author hotftuna
    "You do realize dentists do more than pull teeth, don't you?"

    Do you realize that people don't live in glass houses?
  • Profile picture of the author Lou Diamond
    Hello,
    I had two teeth pulled today,the bill was $875.00,I am not sure which hurts more yet the bill or the pulled teeth.
  • Profile picture of the author Steve Powers
    A dentist also makes money for his/her skill,not only determined by the number.I think number is important,but the quality also makes great sense in a long view.It matters whether your customers will come here again or not.
  • Profile picture of the author InternetMarketingIQ
    Somebody has to do the work. The problem with our society is it is so top heavy. Everyone believes they can get to the top so they don't look at the reality of every day earning.

    There is only so much room at the top. But if our economy were not so top heavy everyone wouldn't be so focused on the Top because there would be more wealth spread around.

    When one spends all their time chasing dollars they are too busy working to enjoy life. Life isn't about the money.

    You are on a planet hurling through space that could be snuffed out at any time. You have maybe 75 years of "life"... 25 of which will be spent sleeping.

    So if you can't put your "work" in perspective, then you'll miss the entire point.
  • Profile picture of the author BIG Mike
    Interesting analogy...and your father is correct - any time you're in a business where you are more or less an intrinsic part of the product, i.e.; as in something service oriented, it's self-limiting.

    Unless you're willing to step into management and out of the service end, growth is going to stagnate - it's a discussion I just had with my wife over our EFL school.

    She's maxed out on the number of students the school can handle unless she scales up considerably. And it also means she'll need to teach far less and manage more.
  • Profile picture of the author hotftuna
    "I had two teeth pulled today,the bill was $875.00"

    Lou- with all due respect, I think that some here are taking this too literally.

    I also am not knocking hard work. It took a ton of work to get to #1 in G for a big money phrase (a few years ago). Once the work was done, I was able to sit back and rake in the profits.
  • Profile picture of the author gbd
    Heh, MY father used to tell me (over and over) "there is no free lunch". Then I discovered the Warrior Forum...=)
  • Profile picture of the author hotftuna
    "Heh, MY father used to tell me (over and over) "there is no free lunch". Then I discovered the Warrior Forum...=)"

    Good one! Your Dad was right. Even with Internet Marketing there is no free lunch.
  • Profile picture of the author tj
    Originally Posted by hotftuna View Post

    When I was young, my Father use to tell me:

    "A Dentist can only pull so many teeth in a day"

    He explained that if your hands have to touch every product you sell and produce, there is a limit to what you can earn.

    I actually asked my dentist what was the most teeth he pulled in a day. He told me 14 teeth. What could he have earned that day after paying for all of his staff and overhead? I'm sure it was a tough day and I'm sure I have earned more on my best days with SEO lead generation.
    That's why he can get some VA's to pull more teeth
  • Profile picture of the author klinvie
    That's a great way of looking at hotftuna. I Never looked at it that way but it sure does make a lot of sense. Thanks for the post!

    klinvie
  • Profile picture of the author hotftuna
    Thank klinvie, glad you got it.

    For those that don't get the point- this will clarify it:

    Let's say you are a dentist with a nice pratice and you worked your ass off and made $175K in a year. What is the chance that you can double your income the next year? Zip. IM'ers double last year's number all the time.
  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
    What if he outsources?

    hotftuna

    Exactly. This is why I create products. Create once, sell over and over. In the offline world, I liked to do the same. Create product and sell them wholesale.
  • Profile picture of the author mello
    Reminds me of the 'give a man a fish' vs 'teach a man to fish' parable.

    It's all about leverage.
  • Profile picture of the author patselby
    I think that the point is that the dentist is trading time for money. If he doesn't work, then he doesn't get paid. People who take the time and the effort to learn internet and network money can make money any time they want. It is called leveraging your time...........
  • Profile picture of the author mattlloyd
    Lou, I think the bill hurts more, plus the fact that your teeth will never grow again!
  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    There such cliches yet so true...

    "Work ON your business not IN it"
    "You have to work towards replacing yourself"
  • Profile picture of the author Killer Joe
    Originally Posted by gbd View Post

    Heh, MY father used to tell me (over and over) "there is no free lunch".
    MY father used to tell me "you can eat so many free lunches a day."

    He worked for the government...

    KJ

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