Welcoming In The New Normal with Dr. Stephanie Zeller

Welcoming In The New Normal with Dr. Stephanie Zeller - RD PodcastWith the world changing so drastically due to the pandemic, many are feeling worried about what the future holds. Dr. Stephanie Zeller from the Dental Outliers Podcast joins me again today to share her insights into how we can develop our nervous system to shift our perspective and welcome in the new normal.

Listen in as we discuss how the nervous system plays into our own personal roadblocks to success and how we can surrender to the flow of uncertainty that lies before us. Stephanie shares some exercises that can ease the mind and move it into a more playful state, as well as how to cultivate awareness of ourselves, our environment, and our upbringing. As we prepare for an industry and a practice that has changed, we have an open door to new forms of prosperity and the opportunity to accelerate change in the direction of our choosing.

Key Quotes:

  • “Life doesn’t have to be this grueling thing. There are so many hacks that we can use with the brain, the body, and the mind that makes life really interesting and exciting.”
  • “When we can relax the nervous system, breakthroughs happen so much faster.”
  • “I can’t control what has already happened, but I can control the new normal that I start creating now.”
  • “Create little anchors in the day that create a new sense of normal.”
  • “Play is going to help regulate your nervous system.”
  • “At the end of the day, everybody makes their decisions based on their emotions.”
  • “You’re only limited by your thinking.”
  • “If you’re only trying to get things back to how they were, you’re missing out on so much magic.”

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Staying Sane and Excelling Under Pressure with Dr. Cristian Pavel

Staying Sane and Excelling Under Pressure with Dr. Cristian Pavel

Most of our practices have been thrown into more than a little bit of a curveball as we limit our access to patients, try to protect our teams, and more to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you’re wondering what’s next and how to stay sane in this lockdown mode, Dr. Cristian Pavel carries some important insight and information that will help you greatly during this difficult time and encourage you to move forward.

Listen in as I share my own breakthrough and Cristian opens up about his journey in dentistry, as well as how he is using yoga to relax, get in touch, encourage acceptance, and increase his mental strength. Many of us burn out or resort to things that damage us or others in challenging times, but we talk about how you can break free from the normal and become more comfortable with where you are and where you’re going.

Key Quotes:

  • “The language we use in our minds dictates everything.”
  • “Pressure is the greatest blessing.”
  • “Adversity helps us reveal our character, and right now is the greatest opportunity for that.”
  • “We’ve always been trained and reinforced in survival mode.”
  • “Go into things with curiosity—not just with the intention to ‘slay’ it.”
  • “There’s only one failure in my book, and that’s not trying.”

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Shortening the Learning Curve with Kyle Stanley

Shortening the Learning Curve with Kyle Stanley - RD Podcast

Dr. Kyle Stanley has accomplished a lot in dentistry at a young age, and he’s joining me to share his story and the journey that got him to where he is today. He gives incredible insight into how to tap into the most valuable resources around you in order to make your way to the top faster. He also explains how speaking about mental health issues has become a big part of his career and why it’s so important and valuable to him.

Listen in as we discuss how Kyle moved so quickly within the field, as well as the mindset and motivation behind the way he tackled dentistry. You’ll learn how he differentiates himself as a non-Beverly Hills – Beverly Hills dentist and why he chose to do dentistry a bit differently.

Key Quotes:

  • “There’s no way I could’ve done this without my mentors pushing me to the front of the line.”
  • “We really focus on taking our time.”
  • “I didn’t know speaking could be a career, but it’s turned into an important part of my profession.”
  • “By understanding the problems better, I was then able to fix the problems.”
  • “I wanted to let everyone know that they aren’t the only ones going through what they’re going through.”
  • “If you have feelings of depression or suicide, that doesn’t make you crazy—that makes you human.”

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Using Meditation to Reach Your Peak Performance

Get your questions ready because Dr. Dave will be doing something a bit different – answering your questions on the show. Meditation is the topic of this episode’s question so he talks about his journey with meditation – from discovering it and finding a rhythm with it and then switching up his practice later on to serve him better. Dr. Dave has had a lot of success after adopting meditation as a regular practice into his life and some great insight from his own experience that might help you develop your own practice.

Although he still emphasizes exercise as the number one thing to keep you on your game and thriving, he says that meditation would come in as a close second. Dr. Dave addresses some common issues with meditation and explains how he ultimately made it his own and found a way to make it a regular, important part of his daily routine. The benefits of meditation range from mental clarity and stress reduction to even lessening the effects of aging. Dave attests to this and shares his best tips on how to meditate and take care of yourself so that you can, in turn, care for your practice, team, family and community the way you want to.

Key Quotes:

  • “As we talk about high performance, I think meditation is something we need to talk more and more about.”
  • “I’m going to be rolling out some unique ideas to serve you, the listener, better.”
  • “Making it a habit and a ritual so it’s easier to do than not to do is key.”
  • “Traditionally [Meditation] has been overcomplicated.”
  • “If you’re deprived of sleep, meditation can help you get caught up.”
  • “When you’re in the groove and developed the habit and you’re able to really go into that calm state for good bits of time without the mind fluctuating all over the place, you really start to feel like you have the world by the tail.”
  • “Look at it as a lifetime investment.”
  • “I get up as early as I need to, to get my exercise and meditation in.”

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Why You Should Think About Disability Coverage with Chris Bransgrove

Chris BransgroveDisability coverage isn’t something most dentists think about, especially when they feel young and bulletproof at the beginning of their careers. But my guest today, Chris Bransgrove, knows that dentists need to consider the possibility that they could develop a disability and jeopardize their practice and career.

Chris is an advisor at Lucet Advisors and specializes in helping dentists understand the kind of disability coverage they need. When insurance companies know how to stack the deck against your practice, it’s important to have someone on your side that knows the ins and outs of contracts and disability coverage.

Chris and I break down some myths about disability insurance that you may believe and provide you with accurate information instead. We cover a lot of ground, including the definition of disability you want your contract to have; coverage for partial and residual disabilities; what you need to know about coverage for mental health; and much more. Many dentists don’t review this stuff often enough, so be sure to tune in and find out what you should be doing differently!

 

Key Quotes:

  • The insurance companies themselves are smart – they know how to stack the odds against the doctor and in the insurance companies’ favor.
  • Disablity insurance itself is nothing more than a promise to pay.
  • Generally, when it comes to definitions, the shorter it is, sometimes the better – because if it’s longer, it can leave more room for interpretation.
  • What’s important in the language of the contract are the triggers, where this partial benefit kicks in and starts to make up lost revenue. 
  • When a doctor gets disability insurance for the first time, the insurance company looks at their income and good health – and what a future increase option does is it takes the second requirement of good health off the table.
  • An elimination period or a waiting period is basically like a deductible, but instead of being in dollars, it’s in days.
  • With vendors now, you can get an additional benefit just to cover student loans.
  • Depending on the contract, some claims may be excluded or limited – the biggest one is mental nervous claims, and I prefer there not to be any limiting in my doctors’ contracts.
  • There is a policy called overhead expense that allows you to keep the lights on or buys you time to find a suitable buyer.

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