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Quotes & Notes:
- If I live to be 120 it won’t be long enough. So don’t waste a day. Don’t waste a day in resentment. Don’t waste a day in disappointment.
- Both of my parents planted the seeds, my dad by example in his career, and my mom just by her example in their life.
- I was hanging out with my friend, whose dad was a dentist, and he was doing lab work in junior high for his dad. And I was watching him and I thought “I think I can do that.” So I talked to his dad and asked him what he thought of dentistry and he encouraged me to get a job at a dental lab.
- Always ask yourself “What am I going to do with my life.”
- Sometimes people will look at me like I have two heads, but dental school was three of the coolest years of my life.
- Plan as hard as you can, but be willing to accept gifts that you didn’t plan.
- I became motivated by the fact that Santa Barbara is an unbelievable magnet for specialists.
- So I thought, “I love the living that I make in endo, but I want to do a little more.”
- All projects end shortly before deadlines.
- At the same time, I started inventing, because I was pissed off and disappointed by what our instruments did for us, how complicated it was.
- Inventing is way easier than licensing. Licensing puts the truth to the joke, how do you become a millionaire through patents and inventions? You start out with five million dollars.
- The most dangerous guy that you can put in the CEO position is the one that has never had a failure.
- You are listening to your own story in your head every day, and if it is all good news, then it is hard to be critical.
It’s a wonderful status thing to train others. It feels good doing it.
- Take a little time for yourself, check your breathing, and meditate for 10 minutes and you are going to have a great outlook.
- I began the 3-D printing business to print training replicas of extracted teeth so that you don’t have to use extracted teeth.
- One of the nice things about being my age is having gone through several cycles of disappointments and perseverances and making it through to the other side. So, now I understand that difficulties are just great opportunities.
- “Play the strength. Find out what you are good at and do a lot of it.”
- It’s a short line. It [what he would tell a relentless dentist] would be to consider future planning as a current event.
- We are among the most fortunate people on earth. Our dentists let us do really dangerous things, the put their-selves in our care so that we can make a living. The relentless pursuit of happiness is open to all of us.
- Dr. Steve Buchanan would recommend every dentist read all Elmore Leonard books for the pursuit of happiness.
If you want to learn more from Dr. Steve Buchanan you can visit his websites at delendo.com or endobuchanan.com.
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