The Raving Patients Podcast


, Episode 


How to Become a Bolder Dentist


, Episode 


February 4, 2022

How to Become a Bolder Dentist

Today, we discuss why boldness is a superpower anyone can learn and how to cultivate this life skill faster. 

Being bold as a dentist means you can ask for referrals, present more prominent cases, give precise feedback to your team, and increase your case acceptance.

Keep reading to learn how to build up your 'boldness muscle' and achieve greater success as a dentist and practice owner.

Why it’s important to develop boldness as a dentist

Boldness is a skill that, once developed, improves the quality of your personal and professional life.

However, many dentists struggle with building confidence, especially when asking for reviews or providing feedback to their team. 

The good news is that you can learn how to be bold if you put in some effort and practice. But how, exactly?

In his new book, called 'Super Bold; From Under-Confident to Charismatic in 90 Days', entrepreneur and author Fred Joyal presents a straightforward method to solve under-confidence. 

5 steps to build boldness and confidence as a dentist

The PRIDE (preparation, relaxing, insight, dosage, every day) method is a 5-step approach to confidence building in any situation - no matter how challenging or uncomfortable. So, how does it work?

 1. Preparation

Imagine you're about to speak in public. In this scenario, to be prepared means to know exactly what you'll be discussing beforehand.

You'll feel much more comfortable and confident sharing your ideas in public.

  2. Relaxing

It's hard not to be nervous when facing uncomfortable situations such as public speaking. However, it's essential that you take a moment to relax and clear your head. 

This way, you can channel that nervousness into excitement and deliver your message with passion and clarity.

 3. Insight

This step has much to do with the mindset needed to achieve confidence and boldness.

Don't worry about casual and fleeting opinions from strangers. They don't know you, so why would their opinion matter?

Remember, nothing bad actually happens unless you decide to label it as bad

4. Dosage

It's essential to control the dosage and intensity of confidence-building exercises.

Just as with training a muscle, you need to start light and increase the intensity of experiences over time.

  5. Every day

Finally, the key is to do exercises every day to work on your boldness constantly.

These exercises may start with something as simple as smiling at five people a day.

Once you're comfortable with that, you can introduce yourself to five people a day, and so on. 

I hope you found this read valuable! If you want to learn more, you can find a link to 'Super Bold; From Under-Confident to Charismatic in 90 Days', below.

Key Takeaways 

  • How to become a bold dentist (00:00)
  • Fred's background and entrepreneurial journey (03:09)
  • Why many dentists struggle with being bold (06:23)
  • 5 steps to develop boldness (10:23)
  • Why confidence is essential for success (18:43)
  • The one thing all successful people are good at (27:07)
  • Bad habits bold individuals avoid (30:27)
  • Why Fred's new book is so relevant today (34:22)
  • Lightning round questions (37:21)

Additional Resources

Get 'Super Bold; From Under-Confident to Charismatic in 90 Days' here



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