How To Grow Your Dental Practice By Thinking ‘Por Now, Por Later’

Dr. Ginger Bratzel talks about sequencing your change in your dental practice.



I’m going to give you a little background about myself to help explain this next concept.  Being from New Mexico, most everyone speaks a little Spanish.  When you combine that with English, you get Spanglish.  A Spanglish term we have incorporated in my home as well as my business, is ‘Por Now, or Por Later’.  Translation being is ‘For Now or For Later’? 

When you apply this phrase to a task, you are asking does this need completed ‘Por Now’, meaning right now, or ‘Por Later’ sometime in the future. 

This philosophy can be applied to your business thinking as well.  As you progress and are acquiring new concepts you need to ask yourself is this to be used ‘por now’ or ‘por later’? 


When you learn a new technique for your dental practice, is that something you need to apply ‘por now’?   Maybe it’s adding a new team member to help your business run smoothly.  So you must determine what steps you need to take place to make this action happen right then.

Other times it isn’t needed until ‘por later’.  Now, this isn’t an indefinite term, you must set yourself a goal and determine when the ‘later’ is.  Will it be next month or in six months?  You must set a date and start planning and taking steps to ensure that goal is met.If you use this thinking in your dental practice it will help you to sequence your change and ease those feelings of being overwhelmed.

You can determine is this something I need to do right now or set myself a goal for it to be applied sometime within my future.

In this video, you’ll learn about:

  • ‘Por Now or Por Later’ and how can it help me?
  • Determining when a change needs to take place
  • How to set goals for change and ensure they happen for you

Please take a few minutes and watch the video above– do it for you and for your practice.