The Dentist Freedom Blueprint

Today's episode is part one of my interview with someone who has really taken life by the tail and rebuilt his business and lifestyle. Josh Cochran joins us on the show to share his journey through building and growing a practice, as well as his involvement in real estate development. You will learn all about the vision, drive, and focus it takes to grow using dentistry and real estate.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2Ec78ni 

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Dr. Chris Bowman is here today to share his insight in different specialty areas of dentistry, practice management, marketing, community, and more. After initially joining a large practice and ultimately gaining the confidence to start his own, Chris has a wide range of experience and wisdom that can benefit us all.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/34PlMgj 

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After a painful (and potentially deadly) experience made him decide he wanted to be a dentist, Dr. Chris Hoffpauir went to dental school and opened up his own practice. He joins the show today to share his journey into the field and some great insight into the importance of finding community, managing your thinking, and investing wisely.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/35nkatN

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Clarity, honesty, and relentless intentionality are all crucial to meeting your goals, and few people know that better than Dr. David Maloley. The host of the Relentless Dentist podcast, Dave joins me on the show today to share his passion for helping dentists find and work with their strengths. He offers some powerful insight into how to set goals and actually follow through with them.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/32Ihp4v

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Today Dr. Robert Pick joins the show to share one of his most powerful secrets to success—one that has kept him from experiencing the burn-out that a lot of practitioners face. A popular business practice management consultant, coach, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and professional international speaker, Robert is known for his high energy, fast-moving, motivational, highly educational, and entertaining programs. 

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2C61t12

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In this second half of the discussion with Paul Etchison, you will learn more about what it takes to be a 3-day dentist and why it can actually work better than what you’re doing now. One of the most valuable things Paul says he learned from going down to three days per week is the increase in productivity inside and outside the business, and he's here to shed light on how he is able to work less and be there for his team more. 

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2WvAx4e 

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No one needs to be stuck in any sort of career their whole lives, and Dr. Paul Etchison is a perfect example of how you can blaze a path to a career that supports your passions and lifestyle. Paul joins the show today to share how putting yourself in the right position to grow and having the right mindset is key to succeeding in your practice.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2N7K1OU

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How can you stand out and differentiate your practice while facing the challenges of commoditization in dentistry? Shane Simmons of Crimson Media is here to answer that question and more. In this episode, we discuss the changes in the industry, as well as and what it takes to establish trust and gain understanding throughout the market.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2oHa9YG

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Steven Mautner manages a high-volume practice by paying attention to what patients actually want and serving them with efficiency and care. Today he joins the show to share his unique model and tips on how to run a practice with maximum effectiveness and profit.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/35rtMEJ

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Richard James does what I do for dentists—but with attorneys. His focus is on helping attorneys learn how to run a real business while finding freedom personally and financially. His son, Michael Strauch, aims to empower entrepreneurs, and both men join us today to share some great insight and inspiration.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2pIynCd

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Jerry Jones is back to continue the conversation from the last episode. This time we are focusing on what’s next for your practice and your life. If you are letting yourself be defined by your career, your fears, or other people, Jerry will explain how to control your own reality and build a future that is fulfilling and meaningful.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2ngywLK

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Jerry Jones may not be a dentist, but his role in the dentist community is absolutely key. Why? Because he figured out how to work with dentists and market practices in a way that allowed him to successfully operate and own multiple practices. He joins the show today to share his expertise in creating powerful partnerships and thriving office cultures that allow everyone to do what they do best.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2m0sb6t

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The decisions you make put you where you need to be in your career—or they keep you from it. Today Alan Stern joins me on the show as a self-anointed late bloomer who has figured out the key to getting past perfectionism to create a better, richer, and stronger life and practice. He discusses the business decisions that got in the way of his success and how he was able to reach a better place.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2lWbDg3 

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Many people are unaware of how to start investing, especially outside of Wall Street. My guest today,  Dr. Cherry Chen, is working to educate and assist fellow physicians on the topic and share how to get started in real estate investing. She offers key insight on the importance of truly knowing yourself and the value of your time when deciding how to invest.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2jXVTbM

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Andre Shirdan got into dentistry in a less conventional way, and he has made a mark on dentistry that is even more unconventional. Not afraid to do things differently in order to take practices to the next level, Andre has created real transformations in many practices over the years, and he joins the show today to share the insight he has gained along the way.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2ZrExHI

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Mindset is everything when it comes to cultivating wealth, and being able to think differently than the masses is key. That's why I've got Keith Weinhold, host of the Get Rich Education podcast, on the show today to expose the major myths around money that hold you down and explain how to cultivate an abundance mentality through real estate and lifestyle improvement.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2HpfxpL

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We are back with the second part of the conversation on finding your place to thrive despite disruptions in the marketplace. Last week, Cory Boatright and I discussed who your best client is, gathering data, and what tools a dental office can use to get this information efficiently and accurately, and today we're picking up right where we left off.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2Zfxpxd 

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Today’s guest has achieved massive success in real estate, hosts a top-rated real estate podcast, and has helped many entrepreneurs and business owners through his coaching services. His name is Cory Boatright, and he joins the show to discuss how to stay relevant and really find your place amidst all the disruptors in the market.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2GJvHdd

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It’s fun talking to people who have chosen a different path or done things differently within the dental space because there’s always something to learn there. Steven Schluentz is one of those people, and he joins the show today to share insight and tips on sales, as well as emphasize the importance of coaching and the impact it could have on your life and practice.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2LLj2dW

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Giovanni Marsico hosts the Archangel Summit, where mission-driven entrepreneurs and thought leaders gather, discuss, and learn. Well-versed in finding value in what you do and creating a framework that is unique to you, Giovanni joins the show to teach us how to create something that is so uniquely you that you can’t be compared to anything else.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2XRTz46 

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After her family was forcefully split up, reunited, and successfully immigrated to the United States, Janice Doan first set foot in the U.S. at 10 years old with no English skills. Today she joins the show to share her experience and her family’s influence on who she is now, including how she found her way into dentistry.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2XOI9hn

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Dustin Burleson is a great thought leader in dentistry with a wide array of experience in orthodontics. As an educator and teacher in the dental arena, Dustin's point of influence sets him apart from the pack, and he joins us today to discuss the competition and hurdles that dentists face these days, as well as how to overcome them.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2Jmn0XR

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We are back for round two of chatting with Shaun Buck, and today we will continue the conversation about marketing on a higher level. Shaun discusses the importance of storytelling and explains how you should be using stories in your marketing to communicate strategically and authentically. From gaining the stories you need to learning how to express them in the best way, this episode is packed full of actionable value.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2XFkq7t

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Small businesses face the constant battle of trying not to be seen as a commodity, and they tend to do so while using stale communication and neglecting the fundamentals. Shaun Buck has been rocking the marketing world since his high school days, and he joins the show today to share some really valuable insight on using better communication and storytelling to set yourself apart.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2FCXYl8

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In this episode, Dr. Scott Leune will be discussing the forecast of the future of dentistry and what it means to you. Scott is an expert in profitability and scalability of practices and has a lot of experience with helping practice owners connect and scale in a way that is practical and maintainable. This interview comes bearing a ton of valuable knowledge on the important decisions you need to make now and how you can make those decisions in the best way for you and your practice.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2FhyKZu 

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Changes within the middle class and the markets will have a big impact on dental practices, so Dan Kennedy is on the show today to explain the shift that needs to happen. A successful entrepreneur and marketing advisor, Dan has a lot to share when it comes to marketing to the right clients in order to improve your profit, pricing, and growth for the long term. He talks in detail about the destructive forces and changes that will affect your business and what you can do to guard against them.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2XupOKi

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What makes a valuable business? How can you gauge and evaluate where your business and other businesses rank? Grant Schuette, director of the Oxford Strategic Group and leader of their mergers and acquisitions, joins the show today to discuss how to understand the true value of a business.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2WAQiug 

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Everything expands as we grow our income, and often—despite having a large or comfortable income—it can seem like you’re still barely breaking even and constantly struggling to get ahead. Mike Michalowicz is an author, speaker, and massively successful entrepreneur who helps people and businesses with innovative strategies and his famed “Profit First Formula.” He joins the show today to share where he and other business owners went terribly wrong and how to build a more solid financial future.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2WoVUrd

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It’s easy to lose focus when you’re trying to balance work, family, and health, but Dr. Mark Davis has successfully led a full life of meaningful work and family while living a healthy lifestyle. Today he shares how he got to where he is and key insight on keeping grounded and continuing to pursue the important things in life.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2W1JkOw

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Making decisions based on advice that is coming from misdirected or wrong places can really damage your financial future. Today Reese Harper continues sharing his wealth-building advice from our last episode and explains why it’s so important to focus on net worth and make sure you're listening to people with the right incentives. Reese's insight is career-changing and eye-opening because he starts with what’s most important and builds a model that helps you grow your net worth year by year.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2YGYrtK

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When you’re trying to establish yourself and build wealth, it's so important to break free from the bad, misdirected, and just plain shady advice on investing. Reese Harper found out early on that he had a passion for helping people with their finances, and that passion stretched beyond simply selling financial products and giving generalized recommendations. In this episode, he shares his expertise on building wealth and managing investments, especially as a dental practitioner and business owner.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/309visu

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I’m going solo today to give you a bit of my own perspective on investing and the climate of the market and current cycle based on my experiences. I’ll lay out my thoughts on what’s going on and what I predict for the coming years to give you a better understanding of how to make your money work for you in a turbulent market.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2H850zr

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When it comes to changes and evolution in dentistry, Lisa Mergens has a finger on the pulse of the industry. She joins us on the show to share how she helps dentists keep up with the times, as well as her method of learning from bigger corporations and using those lessons to help dental practice owners succeed.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2GUWRhM

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In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Robert Toth from the Dangerous Dentist Podcast and blog. Robert encourages his listeners and readers to be bold and live life to the fullest, and today, we’ll touch on the importance of getting out of your comfort zone and surrounding yourself with people who bring out the best in you.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2VZzBUY 

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In this episode, I am joined by Jacob Puhl. As CEO of the Dentist Entrepreneur Organization (DEO), Jake provides group practice leaders with the resources and support they need to unify their team by thinking like a CEO. After years of guiding entrepreneurs, Jake has plenty of knowledge about running a tight business that he is going to share with us today.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2Pf4sdl 

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Today I am joined by Lisa Mergens, owner of Ascendant Dental Development, LLC. Lisa recounts the compelling story of how she made the decision to stop her successful career as a dental hygienist and start working toward a new career path within the dental profession, all while fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis. You'll learn how she went into remission and what she did to make the most out of a terrible situation.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2OTDY0Y 

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Today I am joined by Daniel Marcos, co-founder and CEO of Gazelles Growth Institute, the leading online executive education company for C-level executives at fast-growing firms. In this episode, Daniel shares what inspired his confidence to get started in CEO coaching and how he has made a name for himself as a scale up expert.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2TKgufJ 

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Today I am joined by Kelsey Ramsden, twice named Canada’s top female entrepreneur, mother to three children, cancer survivor and author of the internationally bestselling book, Success Hangover: Ignite your next act. Screw your status quo. Feel alive again. Kelsey shares the unique way she was able to get into one of the top MBA programs in Canada and how she has managed to climb her way to the top of the business chain.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2HMNlOm 

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This episode is all about alternative investments, namely syndications. Here to help me cover what you need to know before you start investing are two people who are incredible in the industry, Mike Zlotnik and Ryan Parson. Mike serves as the Fund Manager at Tempo Opportunity Fund, while Ryan is the Chief Investment Officer of the Mile Marker Club and Heritage Capital.

Listen in to hear the three of us break down the basics of syndications, including the benefits and potential caveats of these investments. With their combined specialties of real estate debt and equity investments, investment analysis and portfolio management, risk management, acquisition of REOs, and lots more, Mike and Ryan share key insights you don't want to miss.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2Czhj5l 

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Today I'm joined by Justin Short and David Maloley, the masterminds behind the book Titans of Dentistry: How the top performers think and act differently. They're here to share key insights into the dental field and the important lessons they learned as they discovered what went into the success of many of the most notable people in dentistry today.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2ERAVBH

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Bernard Reisz is back on the show to continue our conversation about self-directing alternative investments. (Be sure to check out last week’s episode before listening to this one.) Today we're talking about the incredible opportunity in flexibility and the importance of being educated in order to do this effectively.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2TjL7x6

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We can’t be experts in everything, so we try to find advisors who can help us with the subject matter we don't know as well. Bernard Reisz is a CPA who provides an integrative approach to tax and financial planning for real estate pros that focuses on unique profiles and opportunities. He took notice of the misalignment of interests and how people are not getting a comprehensive picture of the tools and strategies out there, and he decided to make things clearer.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: http://bit.ly/2IHRnd1 

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Masterminds are a key component of anyone’s forward movement and progress in both business and life. Blaine Oelkers joins us to talk about the problems with trying to do everything yourself and why you should be committing to a community or mastermind in order to help your growth. He also talks about what the $10,000 hour is, the lost pages of Think and Grow Rich, and how to move past analysis paralysis so you can move into action.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2T4nOq1

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Mindset has a lot to do with not only how you see the world, but also how much you can achieve. Dr. Nathan Ho joins us on the show today to share why controlling your thoughts is crucial when it comes to success. He has been making great strides within the dental industry and dental marketing, so there’s a lot to learn from his experience and expertise.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2E6BR67

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Beliefs around having a business and making money can be a bit muddled when it comes to selling, doing taxes, and managing investments. John Groom joins the show to share his expertise in these areas and how important it is not to make the same mistakes most dentists have a tendency of making. John discusses the problems with your 401k plan and why it's crucial to take charge of your money management.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2Gl4xK4

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As entrepreneurs, we put our hearts and souls into our businesses, but there’s a time when you may want to look into selling or the next step. Zack Eller is an expert in acquisitions, mergers, and exit strategies, and he helps business owners determine what their next steps should be to plan for the future. His expertise and passion for entrepreneurs shine through in his advice and recommendations for business owners who want to have the best plan for their business and legacy.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2DCBWOO

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When the time comes to consider liquidity or retirement, it can be daunting to understand the options available, especially as the market is changing. Jared Behke has a deep understanding of the dental market and has joined us to share his take on the current market trends and what your options are for selling. He explains the benefits that come with these market changes and the opportunities that often get overlooked.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2W65rQ8

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People often seem not to value their teeth, but in reality, this has a lot to do with how well their dentist is educating and communicating with them. Heidi Mount is a consultant and international speaker who helps dentists find what they’re missing, stress less, have happier employees, and profit more from their practices. She emphasizes the importance of working smarter, not harder, as well as why it's crucial to listen to patients and understand what they truly need and want.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2RvsjtS

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Learning from mistakes and living with faith, generosity, and purpose is a big part of Paul Moore’s life, and he has found ways to mesh this mission with business. In this episode, he shares his rags-to-riches story, as well as how he found his way into real estate. You’ll learn a lot from his perspective on giving, the importance of having a bigger mission, and fighting back against human trafficking.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2sfJrVy

 

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At the end of the day, everything has some amount of risk, but it’s important to know what to look for in an investment deal. Veena Jetti is highly experienced in real estate and putting together investment deals, and she joins the show to share some great advice for investors and give us insight into the behind-the-scenes of her deal-making and funding process.

You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2AqVbsF

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