The 7 EMPIRES Of A Modern Dental Practice Owner

The struggle is great, the task divine—to gain mastery, freedom, happiness, and tranquility. — Epictetus

Do you know what’s more important today than a business or financial plan for dental practice owners?

Many dentists are doing this extreme delayed gratification. And we have this idea in our head that in 20 years or 40 years, we can cash in and redeem these decades of living in dread and resentment.

Doc, if you want to…

  • Learn why you should be building 7 EMPIRES,
  • Remove the problems of the Slave, Save, and Retire Method, and
  • Know why breaking away from social norms is critical for Practice Owner Confidence so you can avoid your next F@#k This Event,

Then tune in now!

Listen in and find solutions to common practice issues at  Prescriptions for Your Practice.

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your dentist friends. Check my Instagram (@dr.maloley) and TikTok (@dr.maloley) for your daily dose of thought-provoking content so that you can be a better practice owner. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for The Relentless Dentist! And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the show’s ranking, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get.

Key Quotes:

  • “The ripple effect from confidence into a culture, into client outcomes, into cashflow is very powerful, but we have to start with the right center mass, and that’s you as the owner.”
  • “We’re not short on opportunity. We’re not short on information. We’re short on a framework that allows us a binary decision of “I say yes to these things” and “I say no to those things.”
  • “Lifestyle design was that kind of hybrid thing where you design specifics unique to you. Those specifics would fall under the categories of your nature, strengths, values, dreams, curiosities, and purpose.”
  • “You’re not gonna have influence on your family, friends, or team unless you have clarity.”
  • “A lot of the ways that we operate in adulthood are just patterns we accept because that’s what kids do in our youth.”
  • “Life will always have problems and challenges, and you can reframe them as thinking like this is really actually a good thing.”

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The Unhappy Dentist Outbreak & What To Do About It

“There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.” — Epictetus

As the CEO of your dental practice, do you also set the emotional tone for the entire practice? Do you give yourself, and your team, permission to be happier?

Doc, now is the time to prioritize your happiness. In this episode, I’ll reveal

  • Why you must want to learn the 11 ways to be happier,
  • Why your happiness should NOT be tied to achievement, and
  • What C.E.O. really stands for so you can avoid a common regret of the dying.

Tune in now and discover the importance of happiness in your practice.

Listen in and find solutions to common practice issues at  Prescriptions for Your Practice.

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your dentist friends. Check my Instagram (@dr.maloley) and TikTok (@dr.maloley) for your daily dose of thought-provoking content so that you can be a better practice owner. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for The Relentless Dentist! And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the show’s ranking, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get.

Key Quotes:

  • “Many did not realize until the end that happiness was a choice.”
  • “If we’re going to get happy, we have to have new patterns of thinking and focusing tools that get us there.”
  • “If we can get the future and the past in alignment that allows the present moment to serve us.”
  • “Happiness is more of an internal game and achievement is more of an external game.”
  • “The harsh reality is that happiness will lead to more achievement but rarely does more achievement lead to happiness.”
  • “The happiest among us have learned to stop worrying about the things that we can’t control.”
  • “We might as well not argue with reality and know that transformational leadership where people feel empowered and their work has meaning is the only winnable game currently.”

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Master this Motivation Molecule

“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.” – Viktor Frankl

What drives your confidence? What enhances your leadership skills and ability to build your team and culture? In what ways are you giving purpose in your life and career to achieve happiness?

In this episode, I expose what’s attacking your happiness. So if you want to,

  • understand today’s most important currency,
  • acknowledge there’s an addiction chess match going on in your home and practice, and
  • leverage dopamine to get everything you want so you can engineer indefinite motivation and growth, tune in now!

I want you to master this motivation molecule so you suffer less and win more regardless of the challenges and the economy.

Listen in and find solutions to common practice issues at  Prescriptions for Your Practice.

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your dentist friends. Check my Instagram (@dr.maloley) and TikTok (@dr.maloley) for your daily dose of thought-provoking content so that you can be a better practice owner. Don’t forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic episode updates for The Relentless Dentist! And, finally, please take a minute to leave us an honest review and rating on iTunes. They really help us out when it comes to the show’s ranking, and I make it a point to read every single one of the reviews we get.

Key Quotes:

  • “In this age of hyper abundance, over-indulgence, pleasure, and addiction, confidence will come from understanding in managing your dopamine.”
  • “We live in an era of consumption and compulsion, and we have to embrace that. All of us are pleasure addicted.”
  •  “If we don’t understand addiction, and we don’t understand where it comes from, if we don’t understand how to leverage that as a force for good and avoid it as a force of evil, then we lose this chess match of addiction.”
  • “We are our addictions. Our patterns of thought, our patterns of behavior, and what we typically call personality is simply an addiction.” 
  • “Pleasure inevitably leads to pain. And so we have to be okay with lows after our wins. It’s just part of the process.”

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The Origins of Your Excellence

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle

It’s a brand new year, and we’re always in the habit of listing down things that we want to improve for the entire year, whether for ourselves or our practice. Before you sign off this year’s resolution, I’d like to ask you to park your pen for a while and ponder on this: Instead of focusing on what to improve, why not look into the things you need to remove? What hindered your growth in 2021 that you don’t want to carry over in 2022?

Let me share a mantra for you this year: “Weeds before Seeds.” Clear your space with weeds so you can grow more seeds.

In this first episode for the new year, I’ll discuss elevating your confidence and the origins of your excellence. So if you want to level up your dental practice this year, understand the meaning of arete, know why you need to focus on the weeds before the seeds so that you can stop being overreliant on that willpower of yours, then stay tuned.

Tune in and find solutions to common practice issues at  Prescriptions for Your Practice.

Key Quotes:

  • “The problem is that dentists are overly reliant on willpower, and willpower is important. But the problem with willpower is that it’s finite.”
  • “Arete is an essence in everything you do and the striving toward your potential or purpose.” 
  • “Habits, or what we repeatedly do, is the engine of success or, if poorly executed, is the engine of failure and despair.”
  •  “If you want to go further, faster in 2022, you should start looking at your weeds.”
  • “Some of those habits are just your way of thinking, beliefs, stories that have been planted as seeds, but they’re really weeds.”
  • “You have to be able to control your mind because if you let your mind control you, usually good things don’t happen.”
  • “Make sure that you’re growing and evolving so that everything that you touch turns into gold.”

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4 Ways to Break Your Inferiority Habit

The human individual thus lives usually far within his limits; he possesses powers of various sorts which he habitually fails to use. — William James

Did you do your best? At a glance, it’s a simple question that seems answerable by a “yes” or a “no.” Yet, if you ponder deeply, and once the complexities come into play, it can either boost your confidence or highlight your insecurities resulting in purposeless action and inferior habits.

In this episode, I’ll talk about why you need to break the habit of inferiority and recognize and integrate your wins so that you can compound your successes to generate your best year yet In 2022. If you want to know the questions you should ask yourself every night, just stay tuned.

Tune in and find solutions to common practice issues at  Prescriptions for Your Practice.

Key Quotes:

  • “The problem is that many of us as practice owners want to have high achievement. Well, we haven’t effectively built a skill stack and a habit stack that drives that level of performance.”
  • “I believe at the core of everything we do and practice ownership, whether it be connecting to a highly anxious patient, leading team marketing, case acceptance, all of these elements, even your own belief systems and the upper limit problems you have, are all psychology based.”
  • “Think about moving away from the habit of inferiority and towards a habit of excellence.”
  • “Ambitious dental practice owners can set up habit-based systems that make their growth and success inevitable. So we don’t have to work so hard and be so gritty.”
  • “If we understand that our days are influenced by sleep, we can understand that a great day starts the night before.”
  • “We aren’t good about celebrating wins. We beat ourselves up when we don’t meet the standard. And it’s really important that we intentionally change that dialogue with ourselves.”

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