Dr. David Phelps’ Bold Biograhy

Quotes & Notes:

  • Dr. David Phelps' Bold Biograhy - Relentless Dentist Podcasts“Do for five years what others won’t.  Live the rest of your life like others can’t.”
  • “We all go through a sacrifice period in our life…we sacrifice most of our lives and never get beyond that plateau.”
  • “I really enjoyed becoming the best dentist I could.”
  • “Stop thinking that we have to control everything…”
  • “Finding Dan Kennedy (who’s a mentor to both of us) and realizing that the most important activity that any business owner can be involved in is in the marketing.”
  • “Systems, systems, systems…but I never really took it to heart until I had made some serious systems changes in my practice when my daughter became really sick.”
  • “I didn’t mean to suppress people, I really didn’t, but subconsciously, I realize now, looking back, I was suppressing everybody.”
  • “With my daughter’s illness, I had a reason why to change. That’s what we all need in our life. You need a reason why.”
  • “Stop compromising! But, you won’t stop compromising until you feel uncomfortable enough or until you have a real reason.”
  • “This was self-inflicted because I didn’t use good due diligence.”
  • “Wherever you are in your life today, you got to balance your life…if you’re grinding away at the treadmill and you’re not sure how to get off, there are many people out there that are glad to help you.”
  • “Stand by your convictions.”
  • [dental school] “…sets us up so we don’t want to make mistakes in life and the problem with that is that it means you end up living small. You’ve got to take some risks in life…”

Mentions:  Dan Kennedy & The E-Myth 

Follow Dr. Phelps at DiscoverFreedomHere.com and on Facebook.

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Tim Paige on “Getting Motivated When You’re Feeling Anything But!”

Quotes & Notes:

  • “No matter what you are doing, you are going to run into burnout.”  Tim Paige on "Getting Motivated When You’re Feeling Anything But!"
  • “When my motivation is sapped, if I just push through it, I’m going to end up finishing a product that I’m not happy about.”
  • “Taking a break really gives you a fresh perspective.”
  • “If you are working and heading in the wrong direction, does efficiency benefit you at all?”
  • “I find that a lot of times, no matter who I’m talking it out with … I solve my own issue.”
  • “It’s all mental. It’s all in your head. You’ve got all these things that you are trying to figure out. And then suddenly, when you put it into words for someone else to understand …you make it so clear for them, that you make it clear for yourself.”
  • “A mentor is going to be in a higher position. They have to be able to bring you up to where you want to be.”
  • “An accountability partner can listen from an outside point of view. They are going to hold your butt to the flame.”
  • “If your accountability partner really knows you and knows your goals, they aren’t going to let you make stupid decisions.”
  • “Seth Godin is a genius. He’s the only professional, high-level blogger than can have his blog on a Typepad blog. The guy is brilliant.”
  • “You need to prepare yourself for success. You also need to know when it’s time to quit.”
  • “This doesn’t mean quit doing dentistry . . .It means quit doing something that is obviously not generating results.”
  • “Quitters do win, when you quit at the right time. That’s the key to all of it.”
  • “You are going to get 20% of your clients causing you 80% of your headaches, chaos, and unhappiness. Why bother with those people? It’s not worth the extra income to be miserable with what you are doing.”
  • “You can’t serve the best when you are miserable, when you are hating what you are doing.”
  • “You (dentists) might forget that you guys are doing something awesome. People forget how difficult your job is.”
  • “Those things that push you and motivate you…remember those things when you are doing your work and your work becomes easy.”

Read Tim’s blog post on Entrepreneur on Fire.

Follow Tim at The Awesome Podcast and follow him on Twitter.

Other mentions:  Seth Godin’s Blog & Authority Engine.

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Dr. Dan Marut’s Bold Biography

Quotes & Notes:

  • “What can we give our patients? What does the consumer want? . . . We found they were looking for peace ofDr. Dan Marut's Bold Biography - Relentless Dentist Podcasts mind.”
  • “The whole basis of Quality Dental Plan is to keep the relationship between the dental office and the patient . . . The way it should be, no third party involvement.”
  • “When you have a middleman that comes in between a transaction, that middleman needs to make some sort of profit.”
  • “Firm in the policy. Flexible in the procedure.”
  • “Becoming a strong leader frees up time to do the things you enjoy most by allowing you to delegate what you enjoy least.”
  • “What can you delegate effectively to your team to allow you to do more dentistry?”
  • “When you have a lot of different details of running a practice pulling you in a lot of different directions . . .are you really giving all of yourself to those patients?”
  • “If you are going to do something, it’s worth doing best.” – Dan’s dad
  • “You aren’t always going to be the best one out there, but you can always give it your best.” – Dan’s mom
  • “Go out there and look around. Explore. See what the world has to offer.  Find out who you are.”
  • “In dental business, it’s understanding the game. What are the rules?”
  • “In our life, we encounter lots of failures and challenges.  How we respond to those really shapes who we are.”
  • “You get knocked down. You have to pick yourself up again. I put my time and energy into something that was going to make an impact on the world.”
  • “Go out and donate some time in the world. Use your skill to give back to the community.  You really start to realize what you do have and what you can do with those skills.”
  • “Know yourself and why you do the things you do.”
  • “Once you make the decision to do something . . . you need to make it as important as breathing.  Every day you wake up, that needs to be at the forefront of your mind.”
  • “Be relentless. Pursue those goals and dreams.”

Dan’s recommended reading: E-myth & The Achievers

Connect with Dan on Twitter and QDPDentist.com

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Bassam Tarazi on “How To Get Past Your Excuses”

Quotes & Notes:

  • “That seems to be one of the grand old hurdles we all have . . . how do we finish?”Bassam Tarazi on “How To Get Past Your Excuses” - RD Podcasts
  • “Our excuses keep the status quo the status quo.”
  • “If we demand change in our lives, then change is what needs to be had.”
  • “Control what you can control. The first thing that we can control is ourselves and our reactions to things.”
  • “We pit vulnerability vs. victimhood. That’s the most dangerous game to play.”
  • “Our excuses mask victimhood for vulnerability.”
  • “It’s our duty to go do the things we want to do.”
  • “The worst case scenario really isn’t that bad for us.”
  • “The number one thing we want in life is the respect of our peers.”
  • “You can’t be upset for not getting anything done if you didn’t plan on getting anything done in the first place.”
  • “Surround yourself with people who make you better.”
  • “Show me a man’s five friends and I’ll show you the man.”
  • “Most of the time, the only thing you can control is how you react to the things out of your control.”
  • “It’s my duty to live a life worthy of the gift.”
  • Live an interesting life. Nobody wants to talk to an old man with no stories to tell.”

Connect with Bassam on Facebook and Twitter.

Download Bassam’s Book for FREE:  The Accountability Effect: The Book Your Excuses Don’t Want You To Read

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Dr. Howard Farran’s Bold Biography

Quotes & Notes:

  • “Business is business.”Dr. Howard Farran’s Bold Biography - Relentless Dentist Podcasts
  • “All 2 million dentists should be on the internet within four years.”
  • “What happens to the planet when all known knowledge and information is zero cost to everybody there is on earth?”
  • “Motivation is like hygiene. You need it every single day.”
  • “The hardest part is the understanding of the human complexity.”
  • “Business is only three things: people, time and money. If you get and “A” on people, the time and money take care of themselves.”
  • “A successful person falls down seven times and gets up eight.”
  • “Fear is absolutely a wasted emotion.”
  • “All leaders are readers.”
  • “Stay true to yourself!”
  • “Jim Collins is still my hero . . . he will take your mind out for a marathon.”
  • “Everybody in life should always have a mentor and a protege.”
  • “I make a religion out of availability.”

Howard’s recommended reading:  Everything by Jim Collins

Connect with Howard on Facebook & Twitter

 

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