Stop Waiting: Become the Leader You’ve Always Wanted To Be with Dr. CK Lin

Are you a high-achiever? If you answered yes, you’ll definitely want to listen to this episode. Dr. CK Lin is an executive mentor for high-achievers who supports them to be the leaders they’ve always wanted to be—and to achieve success beyond the material things. CK is also a master interviewer with a podcast called Noble Warrior, where he goes right to the heart of things and dives into what really matters.

In this episode, CK is discussing how the idea for his podcast came from Burning Man, how he got started in the coaching business, and why it matters how leaders show up. Listen in to learn his tips on personal mastery, how to gain momentum to impact people and patients in your practice, and the one key question you should be asking to get real clarity in your life and business.

Key Quotes:

  • “If it’s not deep, it’s not worth doing.”
  • “You need to find what is harmonious for you.”
  • “Human beings don’t like to be told what to do.”
  • “At its best is harmony; not at its best is performance.”
  • “Copying your competitors is a good shortcut, but if that’s your only strategy to be successful, you’re not going to be an industry leader or innovator.”
  • “All those disempowering beliefs are obstructing you from this inner source of power and ideas and creativity and inner peace to actually make the kind of impact that you want to make.”

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Harnessing the Science of Positive Persuasion with Jason Linett

Jason Linett is a hypnotic influence expert who works with entrepreneurs and business owners. As a certified professional hypnotist, he’s dedicated nearly two decades to helping clients harness the science of positive persuasion. In this episode, we’ll be talking about how this applies to you as a leader, your patients, and your team in a way that will help your business prosper.

Listen in to hear how to use hypnosis to be a better leader and more successful in the ways that you communicate. Jason explains the keys to harnessing your influence and the power of persuasion in an ethical and positive way, the importance of building rapport, and ways that you can improve your conversation and communication with your clients and your team.

Key Quotes:

  • “There’s a long history of doctors using hypnotic suggestion.”
  • “We’re only moving toward that common shared outcome.”
  • “Too many people are too timid in terms of making the ask or making the recommendation, and there are ways we can go about presenting this recommendation in such a way that the person is hearing the value of it.”
  • “We are a media or educational company first, before a company that provides a product or service.”
  • “We can model our language in such a way as a true statement, a true statement, a true statement, followed by then a suggestion. What that does is it creates a subconscious ‘uh-huh’ response in the brain.”
  • “Rather than sell somebody into a specific action, sell them into what they’ll be doing once they’re inside of that action.”

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Love Your Practice with Dr. Laura Mach

Love Your Practice with Dr. Laura Mach - Relenless Dentist Podcast Dr. Laura Mach is a fellow dentist, podcaster, and leadership coach whose focus is on female dental practice owners. Through her Love Your Practice program, she guides clients on how to lead in a way that creates less stress and more peace in their practice and their life.

Listen in as Laura shares her journey into dentistry and why she made the decision to buy her private practice only eight months after graduating from dental school. She’ll also dive into the shift that happened for her to evolve as a leader, why everything we do is driven by only one thing, and why culture change really needs to start from the top to become fundamental to an organization.

Key Quotes:

  • “If I can be aware of that thought and look at it differently, it’s going to create something completely different.”
  • “I questioned the morality of my choice, but at the same time, I still had that fire from the epiphany moment when I knew I could be a dentist.”
  • “Entrepreneurs risk their own money and their own comfort because they believe that something better is coming.”
  • “You can be a life coach and still worry about the same stuff, because even life coaches have human brains.”
  • “My job as a coach is to show people what their brains are doing.”
  • “People think if they change the facts, it will change how they feel. But changing the fact does not change how you feel—you have to change what you’re thinking in order to change how you feel.”

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Using Mindset to Maximize Your Potential with Pam Christian

Using Mindset to Maximize Your Potential with Pam Christian - RD Podcast I believe that your mind is your greatest asset, which is why I’m very excited to have Pam Christian on the show today. Pam is someone who helps people break through limiting beliefs and crush unhealthy habits. She is an entrepreneur, author, mindset coach, speaker, and host of The Juice Podcast. In the culture of fear that we are dealing with today, Pam will help us tap into our most valuable resource in order to maximize our potential.

Listen in to hear Pam’s story about how she discovered her passion and purpose in life. You’ll get some great insight from her about how to eliminate the self-created barriers that keep us from living up to our potential. Pam also discusses how to maximize your effectiveness on both a personal and professional level.

Key Quotes:

  • “There are all these different things that could get in your way and impact your mindset, but if every day you wake up and write down the three reasons you got into dentistry in the first place, you’re going to go back to that.”
  • “Our thoughts—which dictate our mindset—are a predictor of how we’re going to get through.”
  • “The dots don’t make sense as you’re moving forward, but when you look back, you see how they all connect and lead you to this point today.” – Steve Jobs
  • “Meditation is key. It is crucial, but people don’t know how to do it.”
  • “Most people don’t know that thoughts can be different.”
  • “When you start to do more things that resonate with you and fill you up, you naturally become more loving to yourself because you’re doing things that are good for you.”

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Approaching Life with a Leadership Mindset with Dr. Taher Dhoon and Dr. Chris Green

Approaching Life with a Leadership Mindset with Dr. Taher Dhoon and Dr. Chris Green Today’s guests are willing to do what other people are not. They figure out ways to engineer over the leadership challenges, the team turmoil, and the patient unrest. In this episode, Dr. Taher Dhoon and Dr. Chris Green join the show to share insights from their book, The Practice Launchpad, and explain the impact the current pandemic has had on their business.

Listen in as they explain how they have harvested what everyone is looking for in dentistry: more revenue, more profit, more time, and more meaning. You will learn the benefit of approaching life with a leadership mindset, whether anyone can own a practice, and more.

Key Quotes:

  • ”You have to have a framework to go off of and then pick and choose what fits the practice you’re building.”
  • “We’re just legitimately out there to help people.”
  • “Being a husband and a father are far more important than the business aspect of things.”
  • “Anyone can own a practice surrounding themselves with the right people.”
  • “If you want to make it somewhere, research is critical!”
  • “You don’t have to pay money to get good knowledge these days.”

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Money Mindset with Rob Gill

Money Mindset with Rob Gill - Relentless Dentist Podcast How does our psychology impact our ability to be proactive and be smart business owners? In this episode, Rob Gill, Founder of EPIC Financial Strategies, shares his thoughts on “money mindsets” and how to avoid staying in a fear posture, squirreling away cash, and not making the necessary investments needed in our businesses.

Listen in as Rob explains the importance of planning properly for the unexpected so that you are in a position to prosper. You will learn Rob’s thoughts on insurance and what the right kind of insurance can complement within your wealth management. This is not an episode to be missed, as Rob shares his advice for anyone looking for a no-nonsense tactical strategy for their money management.

Key Quotes:

  • “Money is a mindset, and I believe that people typically look at money from two points of view: one is scarcity, and one is abundance.”
  • “How do we ask ourselves the questions that lead us to abundance?”
  • “It’s not about resources as much as it is about being resourceful.”
  • “If we can plan properly for the unexpected, while taking advantage of the normal ebbs and flows, then we will put you in a position to prosper.”
  • “It’s not the splash—it’s the ripple from the splash.”
  • “By using the right kind of insurance, it will complement your wealth management side.”

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Fix A Smile, Fix A Life with Dr. Bill Dorfman

Fix A Smile, Fix A Life with Dr. Bill Dorfman After being involved in an accident at a young age and needing multiple procedures to ensure his adult teeth would grow in properly, Dr. Bill Dorfman witnessed the power of dentistry. He is now the owner of Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, where he is responsible for creating dazzling smiles for some of LA’s biggest stars. Today he joins the show to share why it isn’t just about appearance for him, but rather helping people gain the confidence they need to live the life they want.

In this episode, Dr. Bill shares how he developed such a strong work ethic and the lengths he went to in order to land his first job. You’ll learn the importance of making your own opportunities instead of waiting for them to fall in your lap, why practice makes permanent, and the benefits of surrounding yourself with people who help you grow.

Key Quotes:

  • “Most people say meaner things to themselves than they would ever allow anybody else to say to them.”
  • “When you fix a smile, you fix a life.”
  • “I learned how to study better, not more.”
  • “If you want to get the best letter of recommendation, write it yourself.”
  • ”Successful people are willing to do the things that other people aren’t.”
  • “Our future lies in our kids.”
  • ”Don’t wait for opportunities in life—make them.”
  • “Practice makes permanent.”

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Mastering Complexity with Dane Barlow (Part 2)

The first steps toward high-level achievements and breakthroughs are seemingly simple—and yet surprisingly hard to consistently execute. In this second part of my two-part conversation with Dane Barlow, we talk about what it takes to become someone who can methodically figure out difficult challenges and skills. (If you haven’t heard the first part, make sure to listen to it now.) This is an incredibly powerful conversation, and I know you will get so much out of it.

Listen in as Dane emphasizes the importance of consistency in the small things and how that translates into high achievement. He shares some intensely painful moments that really helped define what being a true champion and achiever is, as well as why it’s so critical to put in the work. You’ll learn what makes achievement more meaningful and why so many people miss the point of true accomplishment.

Key Quotes:

  • “The hardest part is the simplest things, when nobody’s looking. But you do the simple things and do them right—what happens is that you live disciplined and you know you can accomplish the next harder task.”
  • “I do everything that champions do. Just because I don’t have that medal yet, it doesn’t mean that I’m not a champion every day.”
  • “Medals aren’t awarded to people who aren’t ALREADY champions. They’re awarded to people who have already fought that fight.”
  • “You can sit in a room full of millionaires and pick out which ones have that spark. It’s not the money—when you have or have seen it, you start to recognize it.”
  • “It’s not hard to get to the top. The problem is staying there.”
  • “Quit comparing yourself to other people. Compare your journey to yourself. Are you further along than you were yesterday?”
  • “Don’t look back until you’ve done something for a while.”
  • “You tap out, but you don’t give up. You start again.”
  • “Surround yourself with the people who you want to become.”

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Mastering Complexity with Dane Barlow (Part 1)

Mastering Complexity with Dane Barlow (Part 1) - RD Podcast Joining me on the show today is Dane Barlow, a world-class ceramist and board member for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. In part one of our two-part interview, he shares his methods and experiences taking incredibly complex tasks, breaking them down into their individual components, and mastering them in a short amount of time.

Dane and I talk about dentistry, but mostly you’ll get to hear how he has developed a speed to skill development. From construction to business ownership and martial arts, Dane shares his story of transformation and insight on coming back from difficult times in life. He has managed to fit so much into his life, while still excelling at the things he takes on, so I know you’ll get a lot out of this conversation!

Key Quotes:

  • “I came to the conclusion that I was worth more dead than alive.”
  • “There was a whole period of my life where I had to learn to correct thought processes that were incorrect.”
  • “I was a fighter—I wasn’t going to give up. I was scrounging with everything I had to not get beat.”
  • “I say, ‘what do I want to accomplish?’ and then I find a way to do it.”
  • “If you have a dream goal and you work yourself like crazy, sometimes you’ll get there.”
  • “I was obsessed with obtaining the impossible, and anything I thought was right, I’d just do it.”
  • “I thought I was diversifying, but everything I did was tied into homeownership, and when home ownership disappeared, my businesses went to nothing.”
  • “If you’re doing something wrong, you add a coach.”
  • “I’m going to give back to other people, and I’m going to recognize when other people need some hope.”
  • “My dad said, ‘You’ll never be a hero’—but no, I’m sorry, but I’ve done it! I’ve done it.”
  • “You want to know the secret? There’s no secret. Do what successful people do, and then do all the things unsuccessful people won’t do, and don’t do the things that successful people wouldn’t do.”

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Effective Delegation with Ashlee Hirschfeld

A lot of the burnout and frustration that dentists go through can be prevented by effective delegation. Ashlee Hirschfeld specializes in finding solutions to the challenges that hold business growth back, and in this episode, she will be sharing her insight and expertise in helping business owners get out of their own way and use delegation and other techniques to allow their businesses to thrive.

Listen in as we dive into the core problems in the industry and what we’ve seen dentists do poorly or well in this area. You will get some incredible insight into what good delegation looks like so that it doesn’t feel like you’re passing a baton that will eventually get dropped. Get out a pen and a journal because this episode has information that can have a massive impact on your dental practice.

Key Quotes:

  • “Dentists can be a bottleneck for a lot of things. By delegating this stuff to a personal executive or virtual assistant, you’re taking a lot of that stress off so you don’t have to be the bottleneck as much for your team.”
  • “Delegation is a big key to growth, freedom of time, and freedom from stress.”
  • “If you’re delegating really well, it puts you in more control.”
  • “A lot of the time, people restrain from doing a good job because they’re afraid of doing it wrong or messing things up.”
  • “We need to make sure we’re delegating the objective and not as much the process.”
  • “If you haven’t done personality testing with your team, I highly recommend it. There are so many options out there.”

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