Dentists Helping Dentists Find More Success and Happiness with Dr. Paul Goodman

Are you looking for more success and happiness? Dr. Paul Goodman is the creator of Dental Nachos, a Facebook group that is 28,000+ members strong and aims to increase both of those things among dentists. Part dentist, part stand-up comedian, part clinical mentor, part practice transition specialist, and one of the funniest people you may ever meet, Paul joins the show today to share his awesome insight.

With a lot of humor, we’re talking about when and why Paul created Dental Nachos, as well as where the unusual name came from. Paul is also sharing why he thinks dental school training is irresponsible, the 3 D’s of dentistry that ultimately hurt the industry, and the legitimate concerns the industry is facing. Listen in to learn how those concerns are influencing the dream of autonomy and practice ownership that dentists strive for—and what can be done about it.

Key Quotes:

  • “Dental implants are one of the greatest inventions the world has ever seen.”
  • “Get to ‘good-ish’ first, then go from there.”
  • “Dental school does not give us the tools we really need to succeed out there in the real world where the game is being played.”
  • “I hope I could be part of the solution for dentistry by having some of these tough conversations.”
  • “It has become incredibly complex to run a dental practice.”
  • “Social media is great, but it lacks context and it can divide as easily as it can bring together.”

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Stop Waiting: Become the Leader You’ve Always Wanted To Be with Dr. CK Lin

Are you a high-achiever? If you answered yes, you’ll definitely want to listen to this episode. Dr. CK Lin is an executive mentor for high-achievers who supports them to be the leaders they’ve always wanted to be—and to achieve success beyond the material things. CK is also a master interviewer with a podcast called Noble Warrior, where he goes right to the heart of things and dives into what really matters.

In this episode, CK is discussing how the idea for his podcast came from Burning Man, how he got started in the coaching business, and why it matters how leaders show up. Listen in to learn his tips on personal mastery, how to gain momentum to impact people and patients in your practice, and the one key question you should be asking to get real clarity in your life and business.

Key Quotes:

  • “If it’s not deep, it’s not worth doing.”
  • “You need to find what is harmonious for you.”
  • “Human beings don’t like to be told what to do.”
  • “At its best is harmony; not at its best is performance.”
  • “Copying your competitors is a good shortcut, but if that’s your only strategy to be successful, you’re not going to be an industry leader or innovator.”
  • “All those disempowering beliefs are obstructing you from this inner source of power and ideas and creativity and inner peace to actually make the kind of impact that you want to make.”

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Love Your Practice with Dr. Laura Mach

Love Your Practice with Dr. Laura Mach - Relenless Dentist Podcast Dr. Laura Mach is a fellow dentist, podcaster, and leadership coach whose focus is on female dental practice owners. Through her Love Your Practice program, she guides clients on how to lead in a way that creates less stress and more peace in their practice and their life.

Listen in as Laura shares her journey into dentistry and why she made the decision to buy her private practice only eight months after graduating from dental school. She’ll also dive into the shift that happened for her to evolve as a leader, why everything we do is driven by only one thing, and why culture change really needs to start from the top to become fundamental to an organization.

Key Quotes:

  • “If I can be aware of that thought and look at it differently, it’s going to create something completely different.”
  • “I questioned the morality of my choice, but at the same time, I still had that fire from the epiphany moment when I knew I could be a dentist.”
  • “Entrepreneurs risk their own money and their own comfort because they believe that something better is coming.”
  • “You can be a life coach and still worry about the same stuff, because even life coaches have human brains.”
  • “My job as a coach is to show people what their brains are doing.”
  • “People think if they change the facts, it will change how they feel. But changing the fact does not change how you feel—you have to change what you’re thinking in order to change how you feel.”

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The Three Dysfunctions of a Dental Practice (Part 1)

Today I’m kicking off a new 3-part series called “The Three Dysfunctions of a Dental Practice.” These dysfunctions are alive and well in most dental practices, and they’re usually hidden in plain sight. So in this first episode of the series, I’ll be discussing how dentists are constantly looking for external solutions to their internal problems—and what to do about it.

This section is specific to identity, so I’ll explain how the organization takes on the personality of its leader, as well as how we need to be working on our own personal mastery in order to level up our practices. If you struggle with delegation or feel like your team is too busy to take on more, you need to hear this because it is essential not only for your ability to grow, but also for your practice’s ability to grow.

Enroll in your free video training here: How The Most Successful Dental Practice Owners Work Less & Make More Every Year

Key Quotes:

  • “If we embrace these internal problems, the possibility is that we acknowledge that we are the bottleneck of the practice, and we can find ways to unlock its true potential and establish a more confident identity.”
  • “If we don’t expand the capabilities and the identity of the leader, we work really hard for limited gain.”
  • “Our energy is a role model for the whole team. We can’t expect our team members to be more passionate about the practice than we are.”
  • “If it brings you energy, you need to double down on it.”
  • “We have a leadership vacuum in our world, and what needs to fill this vacuum is high-integrity, courageous leaders.”
  • “Full expression seems like an act of selfishness, but ultimately, it becomes an act of selflessness.”
  • “We have this inner voice as dentists that says, ‘If it’s going to be done right, it’s gotta be done by us.’ But there’s an art to delegation.”
  • “A barrier to delegation is feeling like the team already has too much work and you don’t want to put more on their plate. That’s a bit of a farce.”

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What We’re Made Of with Dr. Joe Blaylock

What We’re Made Of with Dr. Joe Blaylock - Relentless Dentist PodcastCan you imagine starting a business on March first—and getting shut down two weeks later? Dr. Joe Blaylock of Life and Dentistry joins me again to share how it felt to have to shut his doors so soon after a big opening and the steps he has taken to combat the crisis, from scrambling for funding and staying afloat to building back from the ground up through faith and forward-thinking leadership.

Listen in as Joe discusses how he found a productive mindset that helped him with navigating through obstacles he never saw coming, as well as what kept him on track. You will hear about the key things that gave Joe the tools he needed and his best advice for those who are going through a similar rough patch.

Key Quotes:

  • “I had to beg these banks for loans and now, two months later, I gotta say that I can’t pay after all. It’s a really scary position.”
  • “The incredible thing about humans is that we don’t know what we’re made of until we have to show it.”
  • “Without COVID, do I think I’d have 100 new patients in June? No, I don’t think I would. I capitalized on the flip in the market demand and I don’t know how long it’s going to last.”
  • “Literally two months ago, we had just gotten this thing off the ground and I was setting up unemployment. Now I’m looking for another assistant.”
  • “Month one, you can wing it. Months two, three, and four—not setting aside that time to communicate with your team can bring unwelcome surprises. It’s fire prevention.”
  • “When you’re called to do, you must do. Sometimes we lose track of that when there are more pressing things.”

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