The Only 4 Things You Can Control as a Dentist

Promotional podcast graphic featuring Dr. Dave Maloley, host of the "Relentless Dentist" podcast, titled "The Only 4 Things You Can Control as a Dentist". Dr. Maloley is shown smiling in a casual portrait, wearing a navy blue sweater, seated with hands clasped, set against a backdrop with a microphone and the podcast's logo.Are you wasting time and energy trying to control the uncontrollable?

Join Dr. Dave as he reveals a powerful framework to help you cut through the chaos and achieve peak performance both professionally and personally.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • The 4 Key Elements for Controllability: Transform yourself with purpose, presence, positivity, and performance.
  • Actionable Insights: Practical tips to implement these principles today, reducing overwhelm and increasing clarity.
  • Comprehensive Confidence Building: Lead with assurance, inspire trust, and enrich your personal relationships.

 

Ready to transform your leadership, dental practice, and life? Tune in now to discover how these four elements can help you become the confident leader your team, patients, and loved ones deserve.

Are you ready to upgrade your practice? Need help implementing the Dentists Ascend Method? Don’t miss Dr. Dave’s presentation: ‘How to Build a Referral-Centric, High-Profit Dental Practice Without the Team Drama — Even if You’re Currently Overwhelmed.‘ This resource is tailored to help you enhance your operations, boost patient referrals, and increase profits while creating a self-managing team. Perfect for any dental practice owner looking to win in today’s challenging environment. Check it out now!

Key Quotes:

  • “By honing in on four key elements—purpose, presence, positivity, and performance—you can unlock a powerful transformation personally and professionally.”
  • “Presence is really all about mindfulness…and your ability to tune out distractions in a very distracted world.”
  • “A positive mindset can transform how you approach daily tasks and interact with your team and patients… leading to increased motivation and collaboration.”
  • “In our world, the world of dentistry, it’s all about combining your physical well-being with purposeful actions.”
  • “When we take care of our bodies and plan our actions thoughtfully, we set ourselves up for success in every area of our lives.”
  • “Try incorporating centering breath into your routine. Take a few minutes to breathe deeply and refocus before your huddle, before you see the next patient before you have a difficult conversation with a team member.”

Featured on the Show:

  • People: Winston Churchill, a British statesman, orator, and Nobel Prize-winning author, best known for his leadership as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II.
  • People: Robert Emmons, a leading researcher in positive psychology, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis, and author of influential books on gratitude and its impact on happiness and well-being.
  • People: Michael McCullough, a professor of psychology at the University of Miami, is known for his research on gratitude, forgiveness, and their positive effects on social and emotional well-being.
  • Publication: Frontiers in Psychology Journal, a leading open-access scientific journal publishing peer-reviewed research across various fields of psychology.
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How To Do What You Love

Promotional podcast image featuring Dr. Dave Maloley with the title "How to Do What You Love" from the Relentless Dentist series, showcasing the host in professional attire and a friendly demeanor.Feeling stuck in a rut with your dental practice? Discover strategies to inject excitement and purpose back into your daily routine.

Join Dr. Dave as he draws on insights from renowned entrepreneur Paul Graham’s essay, ‘How to Do What You Love.’ Learn how reigniting passion can dramatically improve your dental office.

This episode offers practical advice on revitalizing your practice, enhancing team dynamics, improving patient care, and boosting profitability—all through creativity and joy.

We’ll also examine the cultural reasons behind our dread of work and offer actionable steps to overcome this negative mindset.

  • Rethink Work Culture: How can addressing our beliefs about work lead to better financial and personal outcomes?
  • Enhance Team Dynamics: Is a fun and engaging work environment the key to boosting productivity?
  • Superior Patient Care: Discover how a happier team can provide unparalleled care and generate more word-of-mouth referrals.

Don’t resign yourself to lackluster workdays. Listen now and start revitalizing your practice into a more enjoyable and profitable endeavor!

Are you ready to upgrade your practice? Need help implementing the Dentists Ascend Method? Don’t miss Dr. Dave’s presentation: ‘How to Build a Referral-Centric, High-Profit Dental Practice Without the Team Drama — Even if You’re Currently Overwhelmed.‘ This resource is tailored to help you enhance your operations, boost patient referrals, and increase profits while creating a self-managing team. Perfect for any dental practice owner looking to win in today’s challenging environment. Check it out now!

Key Quotes:

  • “In the world of dentistry, where the precision of your practice intertwines with the satisfaction of your patients, loving what you do is not just a matter of personal fulfillment. It’s a real cornerstone of long-term success and financial prosperity.”
  • “A practice led by passion rather than obligation is more likely to attract and retain both patients and the most talented team, fostering a thriving business environment.”
  • “Encouraging your team to discover joy in their work, whether through continuous education, patient interactions, or community involvement, can redefine their professional lives and lift the entire practice to a new level.”
  • “It’s essential for dental practice owners to look beyond the financial gains and the societal recognition that we receive when we’re defining our professional path.”
  • “This mantra is vital for dental practice owners who must continually evolve to stay relevant in a rapidly changing field. Keep moving. Don’t get complacent.”

Featured on the Show:

  • People: Paul Graham, is an English-born computer scientist, entrepreneur, and essayist. He is known for his work on the Lisp programming language and for co-founding Y Combinator, the influential startup accelerator that launched companies like Dropbox, Airbnb, and Reddit.
  • People: David Senra, hosts The Founders Podcast, dissecting the lives of influential entrepreneurs to share actionable lessons. He emphasizes the value of learning from history’s business leaders, innovators, and strategists.
  • Essay: How To Do What You Love, Paul Graham
  • Blog: The Key to Motivating Your Dental Employees, Relentless Dentist Podcast
  • I appreciate your feedback. Let me know what you learned and loved here: [email protected].

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5 Things Motivated Dentists Do Differently

Are you tired of feeling stuck on the never-ending treadmill of chasing extrinsic rewards like money and fame? Do you feel like no matter how much success you achieve, satisfaction and joy continue to elude you? As a dental practice owner, it’s easy to fall into the trap of being motivated solely by external factors, but this approach is ultimately unsustainable and can lead to poor mental health and burnout. 

Let’s dive deeper into the world of intrinsic motivators and how they can transform your dental practice and your life. As a leader, it’s your job to model the way and align your actions with your core beliefs and values, providing you with a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

In this episode, I discuss why chasing money will undermine your practice.

  • So if you want to create an unfair dental practice advantage…
  • If you want to discover the keys to sustained high motivation and high productivity…
  • If you want to understand why curiosity leads to profitability so that you can get control of your career and life…

Tune in now!

Listen in and find solutions to common practice issues at  Prescriptions for Your Practice.

Join The Leading Dentist Collective – the free collaborative community for single-location dental practice owners who want to unleash their people, profits, and purpose.

Key Quotes:

  • “Extrinsic motivators, think of this as the carrot and stick approach, they work until they don’t.”
  • “You’re already enough. You’ve already proved yourself. You’re already a person of value. So just work to serve people.”
  • “When people organize their behavior in terms of intrinsic strivings, relative to the extrinsic strivings, they seem more content.”
  • “When we’re generating autonomy effectively, we’re doing what we’re doing because of interest and enjoyment and because it aligns with our core beliefs and values.”
  • “Through that journey, that mastery path towards personal growth and excellence, guess what happens? You become more valuable. And then guess what happens? You get paid more.”
  • “Intrinsically motivated people, dentists, in this case, tend to set goals that are challenging but achievable, which helps build confidence and self-efficacy.”

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When Perfectionism Punishes Your Dental Practice

Ready to break free from the shackles of perfectionism and build the dental practice of your dreams? Discover the hidden costs of perfectionism, the power of an optimalist mindset, and how to boost your practice’s performance while reducing stress and enhancing patient satisfaction. 

By embracing an outstanding approach, you can start reaping the rewards of a more balanced and flourishing dental practice today. Don’t let the pursuit of the unattainable hold you hostage any longer – it’s time to take control and build the dental practice you’ve been dreaming of.

Doc, did you know that perfectionism is the LOWEST standard?

  • If you want to understand why optimalism beats perfectionism every day of the week…
  • If you want to enjoy more cash flow in your business…
  • If you want to turn off the struggle switch so you can build the most trusted, profitable dental practice in your area…

Tune in now!

Listen in and find solutions to common practice issues at  Prescriptions for Your Practice.

Join The Leading Dentist Collective – the free collaborative community for single-location dental practice owners who want to unleash their people, profits, and purpose.

Key Quotes:

  • “Perfectionism leads a dental practice owner to tremendous self-judgment and tends to make all business pursuits more arduous.”
  • “Perfection is the lowest standard in the world. Because if you’re trying to be perfect, you know you can’t be. So what you really have is a standard you can never achieve. You want to be outstanding, not perfect.” – Tony Robbins
  • “Striving for perfection often means sticking to proven methods and not venturing into new territory, which can hinder growth and the ability to adapt to changing market conditions.”
  • “A perfectionist may set unrealistic expectations leading to frustration, dissatisfaction, and high employee turnover.”
  • “As a dental practice owner, you have the tools that allow you to grow your dental practice with less stress and toil.”

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Don’t Be That Deniable Dentist

The misconception that influence is something you either possess or lack can lead to feelings of being overlooked and denied. However, influence is a skill that can be developed and used in combination with your clinical expertise to drive successful case acceptance and patient referrals.

Today, let’s talk about overcoming the challenges of failed case acceptance, lack of patient referrals, and negative reviews by embracing the power of influence.

Dentists: do you ever feel like your patients are ignoring you?

  • If you want to become the most referable dentist around…
  • If you want to start bigger cases…
  • If you want to know who your patients want to give their business to so that you can make it easy for them to say YES!

Tune in now!

Listen in and find solutions to common practice issues at  Prescriptions for Your Practice.

Join The Leading Dentist Collective – the free collaborative community for single-location dental practice owners who want to unleash their people, profits, and purpose.

Key Quotes:

  • I feel like our industry needs a more robust discussion about people’s problems. That’s the heart of what’s going on now because people are getting more and more complex, and I think there needs to be a place for meaningful discussion to solve these.”
  • “Influence is really a skill. And if you can appreciate that, it’s a skill of being able to cause change, then you can develop it as a skill and use it synergistically with the clinical skills that you have developed and are continuing to develop.” 
  • “It’s a great dichotomy of leadership and influences that you increase your power by reducing it.”
  • “The better that we are at creating a great experience in delivering clinical excellence, the more we receive as a team.”

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