Leading Through A Crisis with Dr. David Phelps

Early on in the COVID crisis, I jumped on a call with Dr. David Phelps of the Dentist Freedom Blueprint Podcast and we discussed the challenges and opportunities we are seeing during this time. If you haven’t gotten the chance to hear this discussion over on his podcast, be sure to listen in. We will be sharing some paths and solutions that could help us overcome the challenges we’ll be dealing with for quite some time.

Listen in to hear great ideas on what you can do now in order to mentally, spiritually, and physically be ready for whatever comes your way. Working on your mind, body, and spirit are key to getting through difficult times, so I will share my double down strategy that helps me refill myself and achieve higher performance. We also discuss prioritizing the most important things to work on during this crisis and how to make sure we’re ready and prepared to dive back into work when the time comes.

Key Quotes:

  • “The better option is to look at our lives in different realms or spheres.”
  • “We fall into this fight, flight, or freeze mode. That’s normal, but if you could connect with someone who has emotional distance on the matter, then they can help you a lot.”
  • “From the outside looking in, it looks like really poor judgment in some cases but once you unpack the rationale, it makes so much sense. It’s just that they’re so bogged down, in the weeds and getting pushback from this person and that person.”
  • “It’s important to stay on path, not just go into the fetal position and say, “wake me up when it’s over.” Accept that this is a new reality and it may forever change the way we do business.”
  • “How can we be more so that we can serve at higher levels?”
  • “That scrappiness and rolling up your sleeves saying, “I’m going to make things happen and I’m going to come out of this better,” is the mindset I think a lot of dentists need to reframe with in order to make sure there’s true progress here.”
  • “Journal all the things that bring you power and bring you certainty and really fill you up.”
  • “We have this space, this time, and it’s an opportunity for clarity.”

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Top Ten Lessons Learned from the Titans of Dentistry

Top Ten Lessons Learned from the Titans of Dentistry - RD PodcastIn this episode, I’ll be sharing a presentation I delivered at the Voices of Dentistry event last month. A lot of energy went into this presentation, and if you’re interested in hearing about some of the biggest lessons to be learned from the top titans in dentistry, this is for you. You’ll get some incredible tactical insights about what separates the top dentists from the bottom dentists, how to define success, and much more.

Listen in to learn what practice growth really means and the best way to focus on growing personally and professionally. The importance of building a team and supporting your organization through exceptional leadership is definitely a key component here, as well as accountability, overcoming difficulty, balance, and clarity.

Key Quotes:

  • “I love my life now. I’m so thankful, I’m so grateful—and I’m hungry as hell for more.”
  • “What we found out is that success is to be defined on your own terms.”
  • “Mine this book, mine this presentation for gems you can apply to your own life.”
  • “I was telling people to live their epic life, but I wasn’t.”
  • “I knew that if I could climb out of that pit, I would never stop climbing.”
  • “Where are you right now? And where do you want to be?”
  • “Titans have a growth mindset.”
  • “I believe that the values and the mission of the organization support the team.”
  • “Titans are accountable. What is the opposite of accountability? Blame.”
  • “Clarity is certainly knowing what you want, and you want what you want. It shouldn’t be associated with a lot of guilt, and it shouldn’t be you chasing others’ visions and versions of success.”
  • “Forget the how. Know what you want, why you want it, and who you have to become to get it.”
  • “Sometimes courage is just listening to your team.”
  • “Every one of those decisions can be a step forward into fear or a step backward into comfort.”
  • “Dentists are purposeful.”
  • “The thing we know for sure is that most of our decisions, most of our activity, is driven by our subconscious mind. We think we’re in control, but we’re mostly in autopilot.”
  • “I changed my story, and my results changed.”

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Hey Jude and Your Epic Life

Hey Jude and Your Epic Life - Relentless Dentist Podcast

One of the most common questions received on this show is how to organize and engineer a high-performance life. In this episode, Dr. Dave will be giving you an inside look at his 4×4 epic life matrix that he uses to design and keep his life on track. He explains not only how to use it but also gives examples based on how he fills out and uses his.

Dr. Dave breaks down the basics of this model by explaining the different elements that go into it, such a: values, experiences, development, giving and much more. He shows how these different areas of your life can be categorized, mapped out and organized in a way that is efficient and highly effective.

Key Quotes:

“How do we find the magic moments in each day to feel truly grateful for.”

“I can have whatever I want as long as I can get really clear on what I want and put forth the energy to execute it.”

“As a high-performance coach, I’m coaching my clients in 5 categories: clarity, energy, courage, productivity, and influence.”

“Oftentimes I got to the target and it didn’t necessarily make me feel the way that I wanted it to feel.”

“Who you think you are is really how you interact.”

“If we don’t engineer this stuff, we can spend a lot of time in stress, anxiety, depression, and discontent.”

“I actually have a list of people in this category that I want to make sure I’m investing in.”

“I want to make sure I’m giving and I’m serving in a proper way.”

“I’m not looking for mastery now, I’m looking for incremental improvements.”

“High-performance coaching is uninstalling these limiting beliefs and installing powerful habits and rituals.”

“We’re chasing other peoples’ versions of success. Take some time and make your own.”

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Finding Success Through Relationship Building and Tracking the Right Data with Addison Killeen

Finding Success Through Relationship Building with Addison Killeen

Addison Killeen has built a network of thriving dental practices in a location that is known to be saturated with practices. Tune into this episode to get in on the wisdom and strategy that he used to successfully nurture practices and teams. Addison gives us some perspective when it comes to the importance of building relationships in the dental community and focusing on areas that are your expertise.

He discusses providing procedures that people truly want and staying away from the salesy side of dentistry. Addison also shares how his practice dropped the no-show/ cancellation rate by 2% with one simple and time effective solution. He introduces and discusses his new book and the importance of focusing on the right data to transform your practice.

Key Quotes:

  • “It was really a cool experience to be able to walk into a practice where nothing else changes, not a whole lot of pressure on me other than – just don’t crash the boat.”
  • “The key to our growth is through relationships. We’re just available when a selling doctor kinda gets ready to exit.”
  • “All of the coolest things I’ve learned in the past couple years have all come from dentists and the associates that I hire.”
  • “Dentistry was – you still get to be a surgeon and an artist but yet you can have the life 100%”
  • “At first, the idea of multiple practice ownership wasn’t something that I totally thought was a great idea or main goal but just through doing things it’s kinda happened.”
  • “People don’t like to feel like they’re getting sold stuff.”

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