Having the Courage To Be Who You Want To Be with Ben Hardy, PhD

Having the Courage To Be Who You Want To Be with Ben Hardy, PhD As we slowly make our way through to a post-COVID economy, the timing could not be better to be thinking about reinventing ourselves as leaders and reinventing our practices. We often feel as though we are a byproduct of our training, not realizing that we have the capability to continuously shift ourselves. That’s why I’ve got Ben Hardy, PhD, author of Personality Isn’t Permanent, with me today to discuss the concept of reinvention and how we can become who we genuinely want to be.

Listen in as Ben explains the importance of being mindful so you can become adaptive, as well as what selective attention is and how it is relevant to you. You’ll learn the importance of journaling and setting goals as a way to move toward your future self. If you are ready to break free from your own self-limiting thoughts, this is the episode for you.

Key Quotes:

  • “In dentistry, what makes us excellent clinicians is exactly what holds us back as entrepreneurs.”
  • “The timing couldn’t be better as we think about reinventing ourselves as leaders and reinventing our practice.”
  • “If you are wanting to become something new and actually become a future version of yourself and get better, you’ve got to own that your current self isn’t the full thing, and you have to own being wrong along the way.”
  • “If your tool doesn’t work consistently, then it’s not a good tool.”
  • “Your future self is not the same person you are today.”
  • “We’re a byproduct of our training and don’t often realize that we can continue to reinvent and shift ourselves.”
  • “The number one regret that people have on their deathbed is that they didn’t have the courage to be who they wanted to be.”

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Perseverance and Opportunity with Dr. Justin Moody

Whenever there is a crisis—big or small—it gives us the opportunity to see what we are made of. If we persevere, we will come out of this stronger than before. Justin Moody, the Founder and Clinical Director of Implant Pathway, joins me today to share his thoughts on the importance of perseverance through hard times and how this will allow you to grow in your business.

Listen in as Justin explains why human interaction is the most essential thing we have, as well as why he enjoys teaching others to be authentic and honest in their work. You’ll hear his take on effective teaching, what really matters when it comes to how people perceive you, and what is of the utmost importance when providing a service for people.

Key Quotes:

  • “Out of perseverance comes opportunity.”
  • “We all make messes. It’s really all about how we clean our mess up that leads to how people perceive you.”
  • “The most important thing that we have is human interaction.”
  • “Being a human and genuine—you can’t really teach that.”
  • “I can only help so many people with my own hands, but if I teach people and give them a skill set, I can literally help hundreds and thousands.”
  • “The best part about being taught is when you don’t know you’re being taught.”
  • “If something is really nice and it makes me more efficient, I will spend the money on it.”

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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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Finding the Balance Between Selfishness and Selflessness with Nate Rivera

Finding the Balance Between Selfishness & Selflessness with Nate Rivera

After eight years of accounting, Nate Rivera decided he needed to find something that really drove him and allowed him to interact with people the way he wanted to. Now, years later, Nate is on his way to his doctorate in dentistry. He joins the show today to discuss his transition into dentistry and why the idea of being father pushed him to take the initial steps.

Listen in as Nate shares his advice on staying positive throughout the hardships of going through dental school, especially during uncertain times such as these. You will learn the high-performance habits that he has established in his life, including his morning routine. If you have been considering transitioning into dentistry as a second career, this is the episode for you.

Key Quotes:

  • “For me, the biggest thing was setting up a really solid, non-negotiable morning routine.”
  • “I knew going into dentistry that sitting down, finding that clarity, establishing a vision for myself was something that was really important for me as far as success goes.”
  • “Good is the enemy of great.”
  • “What was most important to me was basically building a family, being there for my family all the time, and having them number one.”
  • “If you think that you are just going to wake up and let it happen, succeed, and do really well—it can be tough, especially if you have a family.”
  • “Setting myself up for success meant making money.”

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Unrealistic Expectations and Silent Suffering with Tiger Safarov

Comparison and unrealistic expectations are often not talked about, but both happen frequently in dentistry. Today Tiger Safarov, founder of dental inventory management software ZenSupplies, joins the show to discuss the worrying topic of depression in dentistry and how to handle the stress of debt after schooling.

Listen in as Tiger shares what he thinks you should delegate to your assistant so you don’t feel overwhelmed, as well as why you should value your dental assistant. You’ll learn the importance of allowing yourself to make mistakes, how to connect with your team, and more.

Key Quotes:

  • “Just do the right thing. Keep moving and keep building.”
  • “There is a huge disconnect of your expectations and what happens when you finish dental school.”
  • “We take this identity of expert and we put it in all these places where we have no expertise … That’s where dentists end up in this place of burnout.”
  • “My biggest concern is that there are too many people suffering in silence.”
  • “The longer you’re sidetracked, the harder it is to course-correct.”
  • “Permission to make mistakes is so important.”

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