Finding Happiness with David Meltzer

Finding Happiness with David Meltzer - Relentless Dentist PodcastDavid Meltzer is the co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing, as well as the former CEO of Leigh Steinberg Sports Entertainment Agency. He also wrote a book and made two fortunes as an attorney and a salesman. His life mission is to empower over one billion people to be happy, which has led him on an incredible journey to provide one thing of value in this world and to create a business that is driven by heart and soul.

Listen in to find out the four pillars of truth and how they can change your life. You’ll learn what David believes are the key components of true happiness, what most people are focusing on that is only holding them back, and his advice is for dentists facing uncertainty and anyone who is feeling they are just waiting for happiness to arrive.

Key Quotes:

  • “Those people that can enjoy the consistent, persistent pursuit of their potential, find the light, the love, and the lessons, have a grateful attitude are going to get more out of what they do.”
  • “People have a very hard time distinguishing accountability from liability and responsibility, but once you do, it gives you complete control.”
  • “We can control our heart set. We can control the way we feel, what we think, say, do, and believe.”
  • “Let’s learn how to love what you don’t love. Let’s learn how to enjoy the grit. Let’s learn how to enjoy the hustle.”
  • “Happiness is the ups and the downs of growing the business and the lessons that we learned and the people that we meet and the challenges that we have.”
  • “Happiness is the greatest virus ever created. It’s shared simply by witnessing it. It strengthens you mentally, physically, emotionally, and even financially.”

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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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Do Well By Doing Good with Gina Dorfman

Today I am excited to have Dr. Gina Dorfman back on the show! A speaker, practice owner, and host of the Behind the Smiles podcast, Gina has some great insight on what it takes to lead and run a successful practice This episode is full of wisdom from a dentist and entrepreneur who has really taken the time to examine herself and her practice honestly and thoroughly.

Listen in as Gina and I talk about the importance of who you surround yourself with, as well as how we can be more in tune with what we want and what our patients want. You’ll learn how to break free from tunnel vision, the importance of focusing on doing what feels good, and how that actually ends up positively affecting everyone in the long run.

Key Quotes:

  • “A good influencer challenges you and makes you think differently.”
  • “Every decision I make is motivated by one thing: I want to feel good about myself.”
  • “We educate [patients] without asking their level of awareness and finding out what they want. Our exam is to make us feel good.”
  • “I like being surrounded by toxic people because if I get rid of all the toxic people, I will have to deal with all of the bad decisions I’ve made.”
  • “He didn’t just fix his life—he gave back to other people. That’s the person I want to be.”
  • “We need to stop lying to ourselves. We are so full of ourselves. We have this idea that we are the only ones who can do everything better than everyone else.”

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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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Naren Arulrajah on Leaving Behind Me, Me, Me Marketing and Connecting on a Personal Level

Naren Arulrajah on Leaving Behind Me, Me, Me Marketing - RD Podcast

When it comes to marketing, many practices and businesses tend to focus on the wrong things. Naren Arulrajah explains what is going wrong and how to truly focus on the customer, relate to them in a real way and leverage social proof. His advice on handling failure, being an effective leader and gaining the trust of your customers is extremely real and valuable.

Naren discusses how he originally failed his way to success and how his rough start ended up pointing him in the right direction because he was willing to learn from it and make necessary changes. He also shares some great advice on how to establish authority and create real relatable messages that clients connect with. Naren provides many tools to strengthen your impact and lead people in a way that brings out their strengths.

Key Quotes:

  • “Every good thing that happened to me came out of failures or came out of dead ends.”
  • “I don’t believe in managers, I believe in coaches.”
  • “I don’t believe in this idea of, “Let’s work on your weaknesses” because if I work on your weaknesses, you’ll have strong weaknesses. So I believe in this idea of how to bring out the best in you – your strengths.”
  • “The more it was about me, me, me – the less I got what I wanted.”
  • “Marketing – the way you get people to know you and then choose you.”
  • “We are social animals – We do what others do. So when someone else buys a product and writes a review, now we trust that.”
  • “When somebody is being grateful and at that moment you ask them for a favor, they will say yes.”
  • “We don’t trust people who say they are perfect.”

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