Getting Clear and Doing the Things You Fear with Dr. Gina Dorfman (Pt. 1)This will be the first of a two-part series featuring my friend, Dr. Gina Dorfman, who has just started her own podcast called Behind The Smiles. As someone who helps people learn to lead and run successful practices, Gina has been an incredible part of the dentistry field. In this episode, we discuss common issues dentists face with over-planning and finding their place.

Dentists tend to get stuck in the how, so Gina and I discuss why it’s important to face fear and take risks in order to get clarity on your next step. We also talk about why courage is so important, what it means to play the long game, and the steps you need to take in order to find fulfillment and success. You can control the legacy and the impact you have by what you’re currently doing, so listen in to get advice on how to make things happen now.

Key Quotes:

  • “The thing you fear is probably the thing you should be doing.”
  • “Play the long game. If you’re a young dentist, you have time on your side.”
  • “Sometimes to see the 7th step, you have to be in the 6th step.”
  • “My biggest error in my career is that I tried to have more by doing more.”
  • “In 2019, safe is pretty risky.”
  • “Clarity, whether it’s in leadership or a practice or leading your own life, is a must.”
  • “What makes you a really good clinical dentist may make you a terrible business person.”
  • “You have to step outside your comfort zone by default to grow.”
  • “I was driven by vision, and that’s the thing I got right.”

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