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Now displaying: January, 2017
Jan 26, 2017

Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 15

Host: Dr. Peter Boulden / Atlanta Dental Spa

Guest: Garrett Gunderson / Wealth Factory

Key Takeaways:

  • Big Mistake: putting money too early into investments for retirement and not having enough liquidity for your business.
  • Grow your business first by investing in it. Invest in what you know.
  • Diversification for a dentist is bad. Learn to be comfortable with having a lot of cash.
  • 5 Part Formula that will give you financial independence in 5 - 7 years
  1. Be more efficient with your money by keeping more of what you make.
  2. Strategically engineer wealth to eliminate diversification.
  3. Accelerate investment by finding ways to make them produce cash.
  4. Scale your business revenue.
  5. Treat yourself as your greatest asset.
  • Hire a good accountant in order to learn how to pay less in taxes.
  • How to save on taxes:
  1. Be proactive with your team and communicate with them.
  2. Find all the related expenses to your business and write them off for tax deductions.
  3. Reclassify your income.
  • Focus on abundance, than scarcity. Abundance creates value while scarcity destroys wealth.
  • Investments are in relationships, in knowledge and in our own capacity to create value and make money not just money making money.
  • Having a money problem is a symptom of not having the right ideas or the right network of people.
  • Financially stay humble by cutting back, being more efficient or expanding your means.
  • Invest in a great team that share the same philosophy.
  • "Pay yourself first" is the fundamental financial foundation.
  • Invest in becoming a better investor.
  • To download your FREE copy of “What Would the Rockefellers Do,” Text WWRD to 801-396-7211

Tweetables:

“The real road to wealth is to own a business.” – Garrett Gunderson

“Invest in what you know.” – Garrett Gunderson

“Automatically save and deliberately invest.” – Garrett Gunderson

‘Abundance is about exchange; human innovation.” – Garrett Gunderson

“Scarcity will say ‘I can't afford it.’ Abundance says ‘How can I afford it?’” – Garrett Gunderson

Resources Mentioned:

Books:

What Would the Rockefellers Do? by Garrett Gunderson

Killing Sacred Cows by Garrett Gunderson

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

 

Productivity App:

Omnifocus

 

Jan 19, 2017

Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 14

Host: Dr. Peter Boulden / Atlanta Dental Spa

Guest: Charissa WoodAtlanta Dental Spa 

Key Takeaways:

  • Create an appointment flow that will ensure consistency
  • Consistency is one of the biggest reasons for her success
  • Give customized care to every patient
  • Find the balance between consistency and tailored care
  • Educate patients about the process and the value you offer
  • Be aware of your patient's situation and empathize where they are
  • Be open to change - either new technology or new processes
  • Assess your hygiene department and be willing to make changes if you're not happy with its production
  • Fuel the fire by exposing your hygienist to further learning
  • Create a plan together with your hygienist and be collaborative
  • Hygiene can be a standalone income source and not just a "loss leader" / necessity
  • In every hygiene step you do, help the patient understand where they are so they can make the best decisions for themselves

Tweetables:

"We're not there to fix teeth. We're there to help people." - Charissa Wood

Jan 12, 2017

Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 13

Host: Dr. Peter Boulden

Atlanta Dental Spa 

Key Takeaways:

  • We have to be very strategic with our goals and reverse-engineer them.
  • Writing down your goals is exponentially more effective than not.
  • Strategically measuring your goals is reverse engineering your written goals.
  • Reviewing your goals on a daily basis ensures a higher chance of achieving them.
  • Qualifying your goals with a "why" purpose makes them more attainable.
  • Get in the habit each morning of doing the 5-minute miracle:
  1. Write 3 things you are grateful for. Gratitude is super powerful in your life.
  2. Spend a few minutes sitting in a quiet place and focusing on your breathing.
  3. Visualize your agenda for the day in your head including what you feel.
  4. Review your goals.
  • Tip: Fill out a personal balance sheet.

Tweetables:

"Gratitude has been proven over and over to be super powerful in your life because anxiety, scarcity and fear cannot exist in its presence." - Dr. Peter Boulden

Resources Mentioned:

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Pranayama breathing app

Headspace

Personal Balance Sheet

Balance Circle

Jan 5, 2017

Bulletproof Dental Practice Podcast Episode 11

Host: Dr. Peter Boulden

Atlanta Dental Spa

Guest: Dr. Steven Rasner

Realizing the Dream

Key Takeaways:

  • If you're young, you should invest first in yourself by mastering a specialty.
  • Meet with the top people in your top department regularly and discuss your company's challenges and strategies.
  • Create something that will inspire people to come to you
  • Build relationships with your patients
  • Get your oral sedation certificate in your local state
  • Two skills to learn: (1) atraumatic extractions and (2) implant dentistry
  • Create an atmosphere where dentistry becomes easy
  • Do a 5-point exam than a comprehensive exam
  • Offer dental x-ray for free if you can to be able to get them to agree to a complete exam
  • Give people a chance to see how it is to have complete dental treatment
  • Increase acceptance by requesting the significant other to be at the first visit
  • Speak honestly and sincerely to patients
  • Create scripts that work and memorize them
  • Treat all patients equally and with respect
  • Don't beat yourself up as a dentist and work in as many places as you can to gain experience

Resources Mentioned

Book: Success Principles by Jack Canfield

Tweetables:

"Be good doctors and be right with people. Treat your patients with respect." - Dr. Steve Rasner

"Every successful person in the world has mentors." - Dr. Steve Rasner

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