Living a Life of Purpose with Dr. Stephanie Zeller

Living a Life of Purpose with Dr. Stephanie Zeller - RD PodcastWith much of our industry currently shut down due to the pandemic, there’s no better time than now to reflect on what we really want in this life. Dr. Stephanie Zeller from the Dental Outliers Podcast joins me today to share her insights on how to live a truly fulfilled and thriving life, which is especially relevant now that the world has changed due to COVID-19.

As dentists, many of us are focused on achievements instead of what makes us feel fulfilled as humans. If this sounds like you, listen in to find out how to get rid of limiting beliefs that are holding you back, how to leverage your natural rhythms to open doors of opportunity, and some of the best things you can do for yourself now, as well as in the future. Dr. Zeller’s message is what we’ve always needed to hear, but especially now that we have a golden opportunity before us to discover who we are and what we really want.

Key Quotes:

  • “To give and serve I think is the quickest antidote to a lot of the fear.”
  • “Selfish in the spirit of service always wins.”
  • “There’s all these hidden resistances that go on all day; they’re true viruses of the brain.”
  • “Your purpose is what you decide you want it to be.”
  • “The pillars are clarity, energy, courage, productivity, and influence.”
  • “The long-term play is figuring out your own psychology and limiting beliefs.”
  • “When I finally started just trusting my inner voice and my inner sense of authority, that was maybe one of the most liberating moments for me.”
  • “The bigger the leap, usually the bigger the payoff.”
  • “The most powerful person in the room is the person that has nothing to hide.”

Featured on the Show:

subscribe-with-itunes-buttonStitcher-Subscribe-Button

The Road to Ownership with Dr. Craig Smith

The Road to Ownership with Dr. Craig Smith - Relentless Dentist Podcast

Most people have inspirations and wise leadership in their life that helped point them in the right direction with their career. Dr. Craig Smith credits his parents with instilling wisdom of finances and business from an early age. He joins us on the show to share his journey to finding his passion for dentistry all the way until now where he is the owner of his own general practice and the developer of Dental CE Network.

Craig shares what initially drew him into the dental industry and what priorities in his life helped him to decide his path and where to put his focus. He also shares the steps he took to get to ownership and discusses some issues and roadblocks he had along the way. He talks about his hesitance to buy a practice and weighs the positives and negatives of partnerships.

Finally, Craig talks about how he started the Dental CE Network and why he decided to get involved in that area. He casts a great vision for revolutionizing how, where and why dentists can get the continuing education that they want and need.

Key Quotes:

  • “We don’t look backward for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney
  • “You put yourself on an island and begin to measure yourself by a standard that’s impossible to achieve.” – Dr. Dave
  • “Effort and intentions sometimes don’t always go how we wished but as long as we’re not intentionally cutting corners and trying to maintain high value for our patients, then we can all sleep well at night.” – Craig
  • “You remember more of where you’ve been and what you’ve seen than what stuff you’ve had.” – Craig
  • “Wouldn’t this be great if there was one site where you can just type in the address and see if there’s any CE courses?” – Craig
  • “If I would’ve believed in myself, I would’ve gone and purchased a practice earlier.” – Craig
  • “If we pull away and do something different, it allows us to enjoy dentistry when we have a little time away from it.” – Craig

Featured on the Show:

subscribe-with-itunes-buttonStitcher-Subscribe-Button

Building a Fulfilling Business and Life by Beginning with the End in Mind with Andrew Turchin

Envisioning where you want to end up in life is the first step towards making it happen. Andrew Turchin did just that and built his business patiently and wisely so that he could end up exactly where he wanted to be. On this episode, he shares the hurdles and fascinating details that are a part of his story. They all helped him end up with a successful and fulfilling life in an unlikely place.

Andrew’s specialty and passion in dentistry is with reconstructive and cosmetic dentistry. He grew and sold a successful practice in NYC and is now growing a successful practice in the small tourist town of Aspen, Colorado. Training and retaining staff, as well as customers, is a common issue with local businesses, but he was prepared for the challenge –  thinking out of the box to make it work.

You will gain some great insight from Andrew regarding the importance of beginning with the end in mind as well as “dreamscaping.” He emphasized the unconventional method he developed his skills, as well as the important process of gaining confidence. He later shares how you should not be afraid to ‘toot your own horn’ along with great tips on how he gets his team motivated and involved.

Key Quotes:

  • “We try to report leading indicators and get people excited – Take good opportunities to say, “You did a great job!” and “Awesome!” and people just do it more. It’s just positive reinforcement.”
  • “Life does guide people where they should be if you’re listening close enough.”
  • “I’ve taken plenty of courses, don’t get me wrong, but my best knowledge has been practicing in the practices of those people that people end up taking a continuum with.”
  • “I truly believe in somebody being right there either chair-side or a phone call away to help people through the process and to learn that way, versus sitting in a lecture and thinking you’re going to go back and reconstruct someone’s mouth Monday morning.”
  • “You can either focus on that failure or you can make it a success.”
  • “I’m not very shy so I’ll tell people who I think I am and what I think I can do for them and I’ll do that every day.”
  • “Focus on your zone of genius or unique ability as much as possible.”

Featured on the Show:

subscribe-with-itunes-buttonStitcher-Subscribe-Button

Undertaking the Confidence Quest and Designing Your Epic Life

Undertaking the Confidence Quest and Designing Your Epic LifeHello everyone, and welcome back to The Relentless Dentist! We’re excited to have you as we enter into this new era, with Karah now helming her independent show – The Leading Dentist – and me (Dave!) staying put here. We thought this would be the best way for us to continue delivering targeted, valuable content to you, our community.

Today’s episode is a fitting topic as we head in this new direction. You’ll hear my speech from last year’s Voices in Dentistry Summit in Nashville, Tennessee, titled “The Confidence Quest”. In this speech, I talk about my own lack of confidence in dental school and afterward, especially after life threw Karah and I some serious curveballs.

I also share some of the key books, quotes, and thinkers that helped me change my mindset around confidence and leadership. I cover the three hallmarks of confidence, the eulogy exercise that can save you from regret, and five steps to boost your confidence.

Key Quotes:

  • The thing that has always driven me crazy about dentistry is we always see everyone’s best stuff.
  • The more I learn about the psychology of success, the more I believe that 75%, more, of the and struggles in your practice, are caused by the way you’re thinking.
  • This is the problem that I struggle with in dentistry, because I always see everyone’s best work: I hear about their production and not their collections or their overhead; I see their cars and their fancy houses, but I don’t know how they feel when they go to work.
  • It’s super important that we define what our success looks like and head in that direction
  • When you feel that resistance, lean into it; it’s “the obstacle is the way,” and when you see the obstacle, run toward it.
  • It’s important that you realize that you’re worthy of your epic life.
  • Building your confidence is an insurance policy
  • Struggling with confidence is the limiting factor in your favorite rockstar, your favorite author, the dentists you look up to.

Featured on the Show:


subscribe-with-itunes-buttonStitcher-Subscribe-Button

Richard Rierson on “Charting Your Leadership Journey”

Quotes & Notes:Richard Rierson on "Charting Your Leadership Journey"

  • “It’s about lifting other people up.”
  • “You’re obligated to do everything you can to learn what it means to become a leader.”
  • “Assume the accountability of the success and particularly the failures of that organization.”
  • “…this is a lifelong process that never ends.”
  • “Every interaction with a human being is an opportunity for leadership and growth.”
  • “How good are they at being a leader and handling the gray areas?”
  • “Real leaders understand the emotional intelligence side…”
  • “People want to be part of the solution.”
  • “Confidence is the core of a natural charisma.”
  • “The less confidence you have, the faster you give up trying.”
  • Confidence killers:  Low self-image; fear; worrying about other people’s opinion of you
  • “Fear is a necessary requirement of courage.”
  • “The uncertainty of the future never goes away.”

If you would like more insight from Richard, check out  www.doseofleadership.com  or www.richardrierson.com

 

If you enjoyed this, we would love a 5-star review on iTunes:

subscribe-with-itunes-button