Making Secure Money Decisions with Reese Harper

Today I’m excited to sit down and chat with Reese Harper, who you may know from The Dentist Money Show. Reese has a great perspective on how to find security in the decisions you make with your money, and he joins the show to share tips for making better money decisions for your life and practice.

Listen in to hear Reese’s unique and interesting explanation of the stock market, as well as how we can restructure our thinking around money in order to make better decisions. You’ll learn what to do with your cash and how to stay confident in your financial choices today and moving forward.

Key Quotes:

  • “During volatile and scary times, there are always people who come out of the woodwork about the end of the world happening. A lot of dentists buy into that fear.”
  • “A simple way of thinking about how the stock market works is that there are millions of people around the world who are making the decision to buy the stock or keep the money in their wallet – or sell the stock or hold onto the stock. It’s millions of people agreeing on the prices.”
  • “It’s not a gamble; it’s just science. The market, since 1926, has a 10% annual return that is composed of peaks and troughs that go down 45% that happen once every 7-8 years, and smaller dips at about 15%. We hadn’t had one since 2013 or even a really meaningful one since 2008.”
  • “Two people with the same amount of earnings, times that by 25 years, have choices of what they want to say yes to. All of these things will either leave you with nothing in the end or with financial security and financial independence.”
  • “Some of us need accountability, or we won’t have anything left.”
  • “Liquidity creates presence of mind.”
  • “You need to have more liquidity in a world where the government isn’t respecting the debt that citizens have.”
  • “I would rather see people pay down the liquidity around a business loan because it will give you more confidence around the decisions you’re making.”

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Get Off The X with Jason Redman

How can you break through the different barriers that keep you from reaching your greatest potential? Whether they are physical or mental, former Navy Seal Jason Redman has the insight on how to go out and achieve that breakthrough you’ve been waiting for. Jason is not only highly decorated for his achievements while in the service, but he is also a non-profit founder, an author, and an expert in overcoming adversity.

Listen in as Jason shares the struggles and roadblocks he faced relating to failure, fear, overwhelm, hopelessness, and severe injury. You will learn what the ‘X’ is, why people often get stuck there, and how to get through life’s ambushes that keep you from moving off of that X. Jason’s story offers tactical keys that are extremely valuable to dentists or anyone looking to get through the hard stuff and level up in life.

Key Quotes:

  • “It doesn’t matter what situation you’re in, there’s always something you can do.”
  • “Any time you’re in a hopeless situation, don’t dwell on the negativity.”
  • “The lesson that saved my life in that ambush in Iraq was: you have to get off that X as soon as possible. And I realized in the hospital bed, I had to do the same thing.”
  • “The greatest gift that you have as a human is that you have a choice.”
  • “The longer you lay there and feel sorry for yourself, the harder it is to get up again.”
  • “If you choose positivity in the face of negativity, it has an amazing impact. It may not be the outcome you think it’s going to be, and you never know the impact it’s going to have.”
  • “The time to execute is now. It may not be perfect, but that’s okay.”
  • “No matter what, get off that original X, start moving forward, and take that action.”

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Taking Action Now with Michael Arias

In these uncertain times, it’s important to know how to get back into the community and build trust after people have been living in fear for months now. Michael Arias, a.k.a. The Dental Marketer, joins me on the show today to break down how to get moving, market, and build trust in a fearful world.

Listen in as Michael shares how to use techniques like ground marketing to build relationships and take action in your community so you can grow your business in a sustainable way. He has a lot of insight on how to become a trusted advisor/business that people know they can come to in a tumultuous time like this, and his advice will give you the fuel to get started working on and tweaking your marketing right now.

Key Quotes:

  • “That’s the secret: Don’t stop moving forward, no matter what hand you’re dealt.”
  • “Hope doesn’t really pay the bills. It’s more about actionable steps.”
  • “Showing you care is the number one way to market.”
  • “We went from a rocking bull market to maybe one of the toughest economies we will ever see in our lifetime, so part of this is being scrappy, being resourceful.”
  • “You don’t have to spend any money or overthink. You just gotta go in there and execute.”
  • “You’d be surprised how many people are looking for you just as much as you’re looking for them.”

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Out Of The Comfort Zone with Dr. Russell Kirk

Out Of The Comfort Zone with Dr. Russell Kirk - Relentless Dentist PodcastDr. Russell Kirk is an old friend I met through podcasting, and someone I admire because of his views on leadership and how he carries out his life in such an impactful way. Dentistry needs more courageous leaders who are able to handle uncomfortable truths and face difficult things, and today we will talk about what it means to be a courageous leader and lessons learned from our mistakes.

Listen in as we discuss where leadership goes wrong, as well as how to be better leaders and practice owners through embracing and learning from the uncomfortable moments. You’ll hear wisdom learned on the Jiu-Jitsu mats that is applicable to our practices, why it’s important to leave behind that risk-aversion we picked up in training, and more.

Key Quotes:

  • “If I have presented a problem, I want to know about it and take care of it, rather than hear about it later.”
  • “You’ve got to get out of the comfortable. You’ve got to get into places where you’re fearful or feeling awkward, and that’s where growth happens.”
  • “We become risk-averse because of our training and that kind of cripples our growth.”
  • “What opportunity does that moment provide for you to grow?”
  • “What podcasting has done for me personally is providing an opportunity for me to practice by myself but not alone.”

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Getting Clear and Doing the Things You Fear with Dr. Gina Dorfman (Pt. 2)

Getting Clear and Doing the Things You Fear with Dr. Gina Dorfman (Pt. 2)This episode is the second of a two-part series featuring my friend Dr. Gina Dorfman, host of the Behind the Smiles podcast and someone who helps people learn to lead and run their practices successfully. In this episode, we continue our conversation with some valuable tips on being an incredible leader and bringing growth and fulfillment to your practice and your team.

We discuss the power of strong leadership and how taking extreme responsibility is actually freeing. You will get a glimpse of how important it is to focus not on external motivations like money, but rather on fulfillment and what makes you excited to come to work. Listen in to learn how assigning more responsibility to your staff and finding people around you with a similar mission will help you create a powerful practice and epic life.

Key Quotes:

  • “The fact that you’ve been able to envision this best life ever and then reverse engineer and build it is really incredible.”
  • “As much as I tell them what they need, I tell them what they don’t need.”
  • “There’s a critical mass that gets hit, and then reputation in a small town takes hold.”
  • “To create a sustainable product of my practice, I had to understand the culture at almost a perfected level because I knew a paycheck wasn’t going to be enough to stay competitive in the market.”
  • “Stop thinking that leadership is compliance-based; stop thinking that leadership is this hierarchy.”
  • “I’m going to stop creating followers. I’m creating that everyone has to be a leader and owner in something.”
  • “It’s very love based—they have my back and I have their back.”
  • “Every time I’ve cut down days, harvested days out of our practice, production doesn’t go down—it goes up. And so, you can do that when people are performing.”
  • “Within our environment, we are in charge. It’s not painful, it’s freedom! Realizing that you’re responsible for everything is truly freedom.”
  • “My practice is not limited by its opportunity. It’s limited by its leadership.”
  • “The collections and the production seem to just happen as a byproduct of trust and this culture that we built.”
  • “In a give-give society there’s no upper limit, but in a give-take society you … reach the bottom really quick.”

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