The Dentist Freedom Blueprint Podcast

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.

Listen in as he shares why he has gone the single practice route, as well as why he thinks that has worked so well for him. Paul emphasizes the importance of allowing yourself time to work on your practice, not just in it, and offers some great insight on working with your team, hiring associates, and more.

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Minute Markers:

  • 1:15 – What it means to be a 3-day dentist.
  • 2:45 – Two major goals you should have.
  • 6:40 – How to start cutting time out of working in your practice and start working on it.
  • 9:59 – How the associate model is working for Paul and how he hires.
  • 14:07 – Why he hasn’t tried to leverage multiple practices.
  • 16:28 – Why he joined a mastermind and why it’s important to him.
  • 21:02 – What he’s doing with the space he has created for himself.

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