The Dentist Freedom Blueprint Podcast

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.

From a perceived loss of status to a major jump in cash flow and business, Alan was able to realize the importance of community, self-reflection, and perspective. Listen in as he shares how dental school unintentionally sets us back, why we shouldn’t let money be a limiting factor, and valuable tips on how to get your clients and your team on the right track.

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Minute Markers:

  • 2:43 – How Alan turned his practice and his life around.
  • 6:58 – Why Monday morning doesn’t have to suck.
  • 9:10 – What makes us diminish ourselves and hide things—and how that can change.
  • 11:22 – Why some of us are late bloomers and how to embrace that.
  • 13:25 – The dental school mindset that sets many dentists back.
  • 17:02 – How Alan was able to eliminate money as a limiting variable in his life.
  • 19:53 – What he learned about hiring poorly and having to let people go.
  • 23:26 – How “Better, Richer, Stronger” works into his life and practice.

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