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.”

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Is Relentless Dentist an Oxymoron?

Is Relentless Dentist an Oxymoron? - RD PodcastsBeing on the road a lot, I get the chance to hear a lot of stories and gain a ton of great insight from fellow dentists and practice owners. Today, I’ll be catching up the last few months and sharing what I’ve learned and some important conversations I’ve been having.

Listen in to hear how the title of the podcast is an intentional oxymoron as I reflect on why that name was chosen and how it still rings true. I will also discuss the importance of sharing our challenges in order to help ourselves and others, as well as my own struggles I’ve faced. You’ll get the full story of where I broke, the challenges I dealt with as it all became too much, and how I pulled through in the end.

Key Quotes:

  • “It all got to the point where I could barely get out of bed in the morning – this is when you really need to connect to a why.”
  • “I thought dentists lacked courage, they lacked tenacity and grit. And I knew if we could just establish more commitment, more clarity, more courage, dentists could start connecting their head to their heart again.”
  • “I didn’t label myself the relentless dentist. It was the name of my podcast because I wanted to instill more courage.”
  • “I would make promises to Bennet that I didn’t know how I would get through this, but I would find a way.”
  • “The recipe between who you are now and who you want to be is always courage.”
  • “If you’re not exhibiting courage, you’ll start to become a slave to your practice.”

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Foo Fighters and Your Most Productive Appointments

Foo Fighters and Your Most Productive Appointments - RD Podcast

One of the biggest things to work on in life is making sure to not take your work issues home and not take your home issues to work. This week I’ll share about how I made a shift in my life and mindset where I don’t put work first and I’m not afraid to take days off. This doesn’t mean work isn’t important, it’s all about making sure to fit in the most important things and be intentional about your scheduling.

By fine-tuning your priorities and sticking to your non-negotiables, you will be able to fit in the most important things in your life and practice. I’ll share a list of the most important things to make sure you fit into your schedule and make a priority – everything else should come after these. From taking care of yourself and developing your skills to spending time with family and truly feeding into your team, it’s so crucial to make sure you are being intentional and scheduling in what matters the most so that the little things don’t steal your days.

Key Quotes:

  • “The practice shouldn’t run you. There are times it demands more of you but you should be able to harvest cash flow and time.”
  • “If you don’t rise as a leader, the practice will suffer. It’s all about how you show up. If you’re dragging your feet and having a case of the Mondays, you can guarantee your team will too.”
  • “There’s always some undone thing that I kinda want to work on but I need that time [lunch time] to make sure that my afternoon is productive.”
  • “To take days or half-days to really work on your business is something you really need to do on a continual basis.”
  • “Make sure you’re developing the legacy you want.”
  •  “It’s almost a badge of honor to talk about how busy you are but everyone has the same amount of time and it’s about priorities.”

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The Power of Integrity and Leadership with Dr. Paul Etchison

The Power of Integrity and Leadership with Dr. Paul Etchison

There are so many road blocks that get in the way of a strong performing team and effective practice but almost all of them can be overcome through strong leadership and integrity. Paul Etchison has some great insight into this and shares some valuable advice on how to become a great leader and use integrity to make your practice better and life easier. He emphasizes the fact that seemingly small details, such as touch-points, are more important and impactful than people think.

Paul discusses the importance of doing everything with integrity and how you can use humility and honesty to become a better leader and improve your practice. He also talks about the importance of intentionality through setting goals, refining systems and always improving your leadership skills. He also talks about the unexpected complications of going from 4-3 work days and how he has navigated that experience in a positive way.

Key Quotes:

  • “I think people aren’t setting goals. Once you get out and figure out what you want to do and be intentional about it, then you can reverse engineer all the steps that you need to get there. I think a lot of people never put that pen to paper.”
  • “He who walks with integrity, walks securely. And he who takes crooked paths will be found out.”  – Proverbs 10:8
  • “If you do everything for the right reasons and you do the right thing all the time, you have nothing to worry about.”
  • “Your word should be golden. Everybody should know that when you say something, you’re going to do it.”
  • “The leadership information is out there and I think people don’t really seek it out because it’s not sexy.”
  • “It all starts with leadership so that’s gotta be the foundation. That’s number one. If you can’t lead, nothings gonna happen – you’re not getting anything done.”

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