Here you can find out about what I've been up to! The most recent events and places I have attended - and also what books I've been reading.
Southwestern University School of Law Juris Doctorate 1995
Pepperdine University School of Law Dispute Resolution Certificate 2006
Loyola Law School LLM Taxation, not completed
Real Estate Brokers License 1996
Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles Superior Court 1997 - present, as requested
Clerkship, San Bernardino Superior Court 1995
Clerkship, Los Angeles Superior Court 1995
Loma Linda University Dental School Doctor of Dental Surgery 1983
Dental School Offices:
Vice-President, Senior Class 1982 - 1983
Social Vice-President, Junior Class 1981 - 1982
well, first quarter 2020!
I have to start with Pete-y again - what a Super-Star! We went to our first big Agility Competition and he actually won FIRST PLACE on one of his runs!
It was a huge AKC competition and we (I) did everything wrong. I showed up late, not on purpose but I knew he didn't run until later in the day so I didn't think we had to be on time. But, because we were late, I forfeited our right to walk the course and figure it out. Then, I barely got him measured in time to run - I mean I had less than a minute to spare. And, we had never done the kind of run I mistakenly signed up for. But, Pete-y took control and did spectacular! He had to go away from me and do agility tricks just by me telling him - an advanced skill. I think he was so scared that he did what I told him - I wasn't even sure he knew the words - but he is a smarty boy and he did. So he ran fast and listened AND WE WON!
My birthday wasn't in April, but it was in early March. I was so, so lucky that I got a fabulous celebration in before the COVID19 issue. I really had a fabulous time with a lot of friends at Pelican Hills. At this age, I want to celebrate every birthday!
One of my high school classmates with too much time on his hands while self-quarantining sent me this old pic of me and my best friend (she also became a dentist) at our high school graduation. Good times!
Nov. Book Recommendations
I Like to Read!
Some of you have asked me about the books that have influenced my success the most. I don’t know if I can pick, because I read about two books a week - but I thought I’d let you know monthly what I read that I really liked and you can look them up and see if my favs might work for you.
My preference is business books, motivational books, management books, biographies, and self-help books. However, I do belong to three book clubs that force me to read popular fiction – but you’ll rarely see those books on my favorites list!
“Built to Sell” by John Warrilow
This book is not specifically about selling a dental practice, but has many applications to such sales. It is never too early to think strategically because it makes your practice operationally well run, profitable, as well as “ready” to sell at any point. It is a fun and easy book to read and is entertaining as well. All of you, pick it up!
“Happy Pocket Full Of Money” by David Cameron Gikandi
Get out of your own way and learn to get what you want in life! This book is a lot like “The Secret” but I think these ideas cannot be emphasized enough. The book explains the energy of money, and how to manifest money through focus on your wants and goals.
I think it is a book you read a small segment at a time, and read every couple of years.
“Tribe of Mentors” by Tim Ferris
Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferris. This is an inspiration morning book for me. I get to read many different, very successful people’s take on numerous questions. I find this very useful because I feel like it opens up my thinking to different ways of thinking. I love the book and keep coming back to it!