Fear does something important for you in that it alerts you to potential danger. So it’s not necessarily a “negative or bad” emotion. But it often rears its ugly head at the worst times, and it can hold you back at work or at home if you don’t learn to manage it. So how exactly can you transform fear into success?

1. Identify your deficiencies or needs.

Fear generally happens because you reason that you are not good enough or because you think you don’t have a resource. These rationalizations can reflect deeply ingrained beliefs and ideologies. But if you can get specific about what you…


If you’re like most Americans, then you probably aren’t working in your ideal job — only 10 percent of the workforce say they hold the position they dreamed about having when they were in their teens. With bills to pay, it’s easy to settle for a paycheck instead of fulfillment. But there are ways to avoid setting your dreams aside completely.

1. Differentiate between want and need.

The standard that is present in the competitive Western society — that is, the house, multiple cars, flat-screen televisions, computers, etc. — easily gives the impression that it is impossible to get ahead without making purchases. …


Whether you’re dealing with a business partner, work team, spouse, or friend, keeping motivation high usually means significantly better morale and productivity. You can use different things for this purpose depending on the circumstances, but generally speaking, most people will feel pretty fired up if they have these three basic elements.

1. Proof of Past Success To Build On

When any good businessperson looks to invest their time and energy, their biggest concern is whether there is proof that the investment is going to produce a return and that they can mitigate the risks associated with that investment. Individuals tend to look at themselves in very much the…


Veneers aren’t just for celebrities — anyone can use them to improve their smile. But what is getting veneers really like?

If you’ve been thinking about improving your smile, veneers can be a life-changing option. Veneers are small pieces of porcelain that an experienced cosmetic dentist bonds directly to your natural teeth to change the look of the size, shape, and/or color. Here are the most important things you need to know about veneers before you commit:

What’s the Process of Getting Veneers Like?

Your dentist should do an initial consultation to look at your teeth to decide what’s going to be best for you both aesthetically and functionally. The dentist may then provide a digital simulation or a smile preview with plastic veneers before you commit. …


Like other industries, dentistry is shifting rapidly according to the latest technological advances. These changes have the potential to not only improve patient results and satisfaction but to redirect the industry into completely new standards of operation. These are some of the biggest trends shaking up dental offices that professionals, patients, and investors can all get excited about.

1. Patient-directed e-commerce

Companies like Warby Parker have already brought prescription healthcare items, such as glasses, online. Now, companies are developing ways to bring traditional dental services to the Internet, too. For example, orthodontics business Candid aims to allow patients to complete the braces process

Dr. Steven Ghim

Cosmetic Dentist at Steven Ghim, DMD, PLLC

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