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Are you tired of feeling stuck on the never-ending treadmill of chasing extrinsic rewards like money and fame? Do you feel like no matter how much success you achieve, satisfaction and joy continue to elude you? As a dental practice owner, it’s easy to fall into the trap of being motivated solely by external factors, but this approach is ultimately unsustainable and can lead to poor mental health and burnout.
Let’s dive deeper into the world of intrinsic motivators and how they can transform your dental practice and your life. As a leader, it’s your job to model the way and align your actions with your core beliefs and values, providing you with a sense of purpose and fulfillment.
In this episode, I discuss why chasing money will undermine your practice.
- So if you want to create an unfair dental practice advantage…
- If you want to discover the keys to sustained high motivation and high productivity…
- If you want to understand why curiosity leads to profitability so that you can get control of your career and life…
Tune in now!
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- “Extrinsic motivators, think of this as the carrot and stick approach, they work until they don’t.”
- “You’re already enough. You’ve already proved yourself. You’re already a person of value. So just work to serve people.”
- “When people organize their behavior in terms of intrinsic strivings, relative to the extrinsic strivings, they seem more content.”
- “When we’re generating autonomy effectively, we’re doing what we’re doing because of interest and enjoyment and because it aligns with our core beliefs and values.”
- “Through that journey, that mastery path towards personal growth and excellence, guess what happens? You become more valuable. And then guess what happens? You get paid more.”
- “Intrinsically motivated people, dentists, in this case, tend to set goals that are challenging but achievable, which helps build confidence and self-efficacy.”
Featured on the Show:
- Book: Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self-Motivation, Edward L. Deci
- Book: The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer, Steven Kotler
- Book: Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, John J. Ratey
- Book: Dentist On A Mission, Dr. Dave Maloley
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