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.

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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.”

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Hey Jude and Your Epic Life

Hey Jude and Your Epic Life - Relentless Dentist Podcast

One of the most common questions received on this show is how to organize and engineer a high-performance life. In this episode, Dr. Dave will be giving you an inside look at his 4×4 epic life matrix that he uses to design and keep his life on track. He explains not only how to use it but also gives examples based on how he fills out and uses his.

Dr. Dave breaks down the basics of this model by explaining the different elements that go into it, such a: values, experiences, development, giving and much more. He shows how these different areas of your life can be categorized, mapped out and organized in a way that is efficient and highly effective.

Key Quotes:

“How do we find the magic moments in each day to feel truly grateful for.”

“I can have whatever I want as long as I can get really clear on what I want and put forth the energy to execute it.”

“As a high-performance coach, I’m coaching my clients in 5 categories: clarity, energy, courage, productivity, and influence.”

“Oftentimes I got to the target and it didn’t necessarily make me feel the way that I wanted it to feel.”

“Who you think you are is really how you interact.”

“If we don’t engineer this stuff, we can spend a lot of time in stress, anxiety, depression, and discontent.”

“I actually have a list of people in this category that I want to make sure I’m investing in.”

“I want to make sure I’m giving and I’m serving in a proper way.”

“I’m not looking for mastery now, I’m looking for incremental improvements.”

“High-performance coaching is uninstalling these limiting beliefs and installing powerful habits and rituals.”

“We’re chasing other peoples’ versions of success. Take some time and make your own.”

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The Relentless Mind: Seven Steps to High Performance Despite Life’s Inevitable Challenges

On this episode you will get to sit in on Dr. Dave Maloley’s presentation from the recent Voices of Dentistry Conference. His powerful message is all about what it means to have a relentless mind that pushes past crippling challenges and allows you to live your best life. Dr. Dave shares some valuable insight on how to ask the right questions, how to set goals that mean something and how to take control of your life and your practice.

He shares his story and how his success, and more-so his huge failures, led him to where he is today. The idea that you can live your best year ever and continue to recreate that is a central theme to his encouraging and inspiring message. He emphasizes the importance of good leadership and relentlessness as you take specific actionable steps to make the necessary mind shifts and changes in your life.


Key Quotes:

  • It was at that moment that I realized that the epic life I’m always talking about on the podcast, I was living that epic life.
  • I sat down, I broke my life into 16 different categories and I wrote down exactly what I want.
  • I really believe that we can engineer, after I executed that, we can engineer our best year over and over and over again.
  • This is about accountability and accountability taken to the extreme is intensely powerful.
  • I thought about all the time I spent complaining about my team and it was always just a reflection on me.
  • My practice is not limited by its opportunity, my practice is limited by its leader.
  • If you talk to people at the end of their days, they’ll tell you that life is all about relationships.
  • It’s okay to be selfish so that you can give more.

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Becoming the Child Whisperer with Dr. Josh Wren

Becoming the Child Whisperer with Dr. Josh Wren - RD Podcast Fellow Relentless Dentists, this week I’m proud to bring you an interview with accomplished young dentist Dr. Josh Wren. Dr. Wren owns a practice in Mississippi, where he specializes in treating pediatric patients in a compassionate and efficient manner. He also publishes courses online about pediatric dentistry so fellow dentists can benefit from his wealth of knowledge.

Josh and I talk about his educational journey and how a great dental experience at age seven made him want to be a dentist. Josh also shares some technical tips about why stainless steel crowns should be a staple in your toolbox, and how to handle the parents of your young patients.

We then discuss how to know whether you should keep a patient in-house or refer them out. Josh also talks about struggling practices around the country, and how you can immediately increase your patient volume. Josh also offers an awesome discount for his upcoming live course in Chicago, “Pediatric Dental Pearls for the General Dentist,” taking place on May 19th & 20th this year – see details below!

Key Quotes:

  • I don’t like the term behavior modification or management – I prefer the term behavior guidance.
  • That’s my drive – for general dentists to have the knowledge that I as a board-certified pediatric dentist have.
  • An expert in anything was once just a beginner.
  • If you’re out there and don’t have a stainless steel crown kit but you have pediatric patients, do yourself a favor and get one. It’s the most predictable, efficient procedure we can do in dentistry.
  • If you can get the child to trust you, and not hurt them, and finish all of the treatment in two appointments or less, keep them in-house as a general dentist.
  • I’m a big believer in a 20-30 minute appointment, max, for a child under eight.
  • I hear dentists are struggling these days with insurance-based practices, whether to go in-network because they’re struggling with patient base and volume – and one way to immediately increase that is to become more of a family dentist.
  • We’ve gotta start focusing on the good and stop focusing on one failure out of fifty.

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Secrets for a happier practice with Judy Kay Mausolf

Quotes & Notes:Secrets for a happier practice with Judy Kay Mausolf

  • There is lots of research out there to support that happier people are more productive, more successful, they are actually smarter, more creative, and they are healthier.
  • When I work with teams, probably the most important thing that I work with is shifting their mindset on ownership of the culture (the happiness culture): that each one of them is a part of that culture and they own that.p

We have to understand that happiness is our choice.

  • Someone does not create our happiness for us. Situations, circumstances, or people don’t have that power over us.
  • If someone comes in and they are in a bad mood and we let them bring our energy to their level, that’s who’s going to control it, that’s who has the power.
  • If we have a few happy people that are willing to stay, they can actually help motivate happiness in the practice.

I always carry three things that I am happy about in my pocket. For me, it’s my health, my family, and my career.

  • There are positive celebration patterns that help us feel happy very quickly, which is why I wrote the book Ta-Dah, Get Happy in 5 Seconds or Less. Take a moment to breathe, to regroup to run to the lunchroom, crank on some music, dance, and sing, those are positive celebration patterns.
  • Probably the biggest positive celebration pattern is the victory pose. When runners run across the finish line and throw their arms up in the air. And they don’t do it because someone says “Hey when you run across the finish line, throw your arms in the air for it will look great for the photo.” They don’t do it for that. They do it out of celebration for a victory of making it across the finish line.
  • I start out my day with “Good things are happening today.”

If you would like to learn more from Judy Kay Mausolf, check out her two books, Ta-Dah, Get Happy in 5 Seconds or Less and Rise and Shine. You can also go to or email her at [email protected], or even call her at (612) 701-4922.

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