Finding Your Next

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by Dr David Phelps

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e’ve been discussing my new book, What’s Your Next?, which launches February 23. 

 And this question has come up a number of times –

How do you find your next? 

Sometimes when we’re in the midst of our own life, in the trees of the forest looking up through our own perspective, we can’t see everything others can.

We often have a blind eye to some of our own strengths, and get caught in the rut of just doing the thing we were trained to do. And maybe we don’t even like doing it (or the way we’re doing it) anymore.

First, you need an inner circle of other like-minded people, a mastermind group, or a mentor who knows you well. They need to be people you can trust to give perspective, advice, and honest feedback – not just a yes-man or yes-woman.

Truth and authenticity in asking for that help is key.

The second piece to figuring out your next is: Do you know what your real strengths and passions are? It’s probably not what you think it is. Figuring out your strengths gives you clues as to where you can combine them with your passions, or in collaboration with others, to drive you to your next.

My two quick tips to find your next:

#1 Surround yourself with people who can give you honest, authentic feedback about your strengths, and perspective outside of yourself.

#2 Use some kind of index (like a StrengthsFinder) to ensure you understand where your strengths are, so you can align yourself with your passion in life.

If you haven’t already, you can pre-order your copy of What’s Your Next here 

...and you’ll get to join me for a virtual private group session as a bonus!
To your freedom!

P.S. I’m broadcasting a case study webclass on Thursday with one of our amazing dentists – you can still reserve your spot here.

P.P.S. Whenever you’re ready, here are some other ways I can help fast track you to your Freedom goal (you’re closer than you think) :

1. Schedule a Call with Me:

If you’d like to replace your active practice income with passive investment income within 2-3 years, and you have at least $1M in available capital (can include residential/practice equity or practice sale), then click the link to jump on a quick call with my team. If it looks like there is a mutual fit, you’ll have the opportunity to schedule a call with me directly.

2. Get Your Free Retirement Scorecard:

Benchmark your retirement and wealth-building against hundreds of other practice professionals, and get personalized feedback on your biggest opportunities and leverage points. Go to to take the 3 minute assessment and get your scorecard.

3. Ready to Step Away?

“How Much is Enough?” This simple question keeps hard-working professionals at the hamster wheel of active income far longer than they need to be. Watch this free training, and discover a proven model for determining how much you really need before hanging up the handpiece!

4. Apply To Visit The Mastermind:

If you’d like to join dozens of dentists, docs, and practice professionals on the fast track to Freedom (3-5 years or less), visit to apply for a guest seat.

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