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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