Insights on the Business of Optometry

Messages and news from Cleinman Performance Partners

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Thomas Hall

Want to get Lucky?

Forty-two years ago I had occasion to participate in the very first national eyecare exposition, called Optifair. At the time, I was the marketing manager for a small eyewear importer. The concept of Optifair was intriguing and we chose to exhibit at this first-of-a-kind event.

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CORONA
Thomas Hall

Turn it Upside Down!

It’s near the beginning of the fourth quarter. Of course, by now, you’ve got a good understanding of how this year will conclude. You’ve compared your 2020 plan to your actual performance. You’ve made monumental changes thrust upon you by Covid19. 2020 has been that year where your goals may have been tossed out the window.

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Thomas Hall

Bold Moves

On several occasions over the past few months I’ve talked to you about opportunity. I’ve asked you to open your eyes to it, as during firestorms like we’re currently engaged, opportunity arises from the ashes.
Warren Buffett likes to say, “be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy.” I think these wise words for the current era.

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CORONA
Thomas Hall

Ask the Question!

There are only two ways to increase your revenue…only two. You can either increase the number of exams which you deliver, or you can increase your average revenue per exam. It’s really that simple.

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Thomas Hall

Little Things Count!

Seemingly little things can have big payoffs!

I remember reading a study years ago about a specific retailer. This retailer’s clerks, like so many others, would greet customers entering the store with “may I help you.” Think about the last time you were so greeted. What did you say?

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Thomas Hall

Your Most Important Investment

If Covid19 has delivered anything but havoc, it’s delivered lessons in financial control. For some of you, you were on top of your finances and had a pretty easy time navigating the financial challenges associated with shutting down and then reopening. For others, you’re still scratching your head and saying, “what happened.”

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Thomas Hall

Leaders are never done

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “the speed of the leader determines the pace of the pack.” I believe in that philosophy. That’s why I invest a substantial amount of time and money each year on my and my team’s personal development. I can’t think of a better investment. For me, such investing has become second nature. Setting personal and business goals is a way of life. I will never accomplish all that I want. I can’t imagine life having done that. What would I have to live for?

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Thomas Hall

Around the Bend

As much as Covid19 has caused physical harm and, sadly, the demise of some of our citizens, it has also dealt operating challenges felt by many businesses, with a significant negative impact on the travel industry. As you’re aware, along with personalized consulting and transaction services, our firm has specialized in delivering impactful in-person events. Naturally, we’re working hard to find a path through this period. We thank you for your support during these unprecedented times and trust that we’ve come through for you.

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CORONA
Alan Cleinman

Rifle vs. Shotgun

Over the past couple of months, I’ve shared with you that Covid19, while horrific and sad, has opened the door to opportunity. As Warren Buffet often says, “be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful.”

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Alan Cleinman

Juggling Elephants?

Covid19 has changed the world…but has it changed you? Have the past few months made you feel like the proverbial circus plate spinner? Are you running from one plate to another, franticly transferring energy to projects, ideas, problems, situations, patients, charts, phone calls, vendors, spouses, kids, community, health, and the like?

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