The most common question Dr. Glenn Vo hears these days is this: “How can I feel less apathetic at my job?”
“That question really concerns me, honestly,” Dr. Vo says. “It tells me that too many people aren’t living life to the fullest. I now spend a lot of my time helping them understand how to find passion and meaning in their careers. It really makes a difference in their lives.”
Dr. Vo is a dentist from Denton, Texas, but he’s much more than that. He 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 empower people to experience a passion like the one he has for his own career and pursuits.
“It’s terrible that people feel so unfilled at work. You spend at least eight hours there every day, so it should be something you love doing. That’s what people want, but they believe they have nothing to offer, so they never rise to their true potential. 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 created a concept “the triangle of genius to accomplish this.” “It’s really very empowering. You find the intersection between your passions, your strengths, and the needs of your industry. When you do, you nail it – you know how you can influence your industry or contribute to it. That knowledge then leads to more satisfaction with your career.”
On top of this, Dr. Vo teaches how to cultivate meaningful relationships, which are key to maximizing anyone’s success in business. “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.”
“Persevere. Build your community. Leverage social media to strengthen your brand. Keep going, bit by bit, day by day, and you will see what you want to accomplish happen.”
These days, Dr. Vo is an in-demand public speaker, and he often focuses on the benefits of being an influencer. “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. It all starts with knowing what you can contribute and then how to influence others.”
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.”
Road maps are crucial, and Dr. Vo wants his own life to be one for other people.
“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 believes that the right mindset can help you overcome anything that comes your way.
“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.”
“Just think what the workforce would look like if it were filled with people who enjoyed what they were doing. Now that would be revolutionary! I want to do what I can to make that happen.”