The world is changing rapidly, but I think there are some ideas and concepts that stay constant throughout the years. Over the next two weeks, I’m going to treat you to a great conversation that I had with my good friend Dr. Mike Abernathy. You will hear about some of our experiences as our practices evolved over time, the successes and failures, and the biggest things we’ve learned along the way.
Listen in to learn how we first got started, as well as how we initially navigated the dental industry compared to how we navigate it now. Mike and I also discussed the business side of dentistry and how we pursued the growth and development that was so important to the success of our practices. We’ll be focusing on providing those pearls of wisdom that can only come from years of experience.
- 2:13 – Where we got started in dentistry and how it changed through the years.
- 7:48 – How we figured out and navigated the business side of dentistry.
- 11:20 – The battle with self-limiting beliefs and what “gave Mike permission” to go further.
- 14:29 – Why you shouldn’t be afraid to make mistakes and work outside the box.
- 17:04 – A key discovery that Mike made about his practice.
- 19:31 – The early years of Freedom Founders and real estate investing.
- 26:51 – What my practice looked like at the beginning vs. how it looked when I exited.
- 34:40 – How I dealt with a major setback in my career—and Mike’s advice to me at the time.
- 39:38 – The importance of the lessons learned during difficult moments in your life and career.
Featured on the Show:
- Dr. Mike Abernathy: LinkedIn | Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
- The $100,000 Practice and How to Build It by Robert P. Levoy
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