Working on the Wrong Things


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by Dr David Phelps


 o you ever feel exasperated and frustrated, like you just can’t get ahead?

Every day you go to work and check things off your list, but no matter what you do, you still get bogged down with more junk, fires to put out, and people who are hard to deal with.

For many years I was in the same position. Working on the right things instead of simply working harder was probably the biggest life lesson I had to learn. That didn’t become clear until I was surrounded by people who showed me smarter ways of working than trying to do everything myself, or blindly continuing to do things the way I’d been taught to do them.

Leadership and how to leverage aren’t taught in school. Instead, we’re taught to be ardent about working hard and doing it all ourselves. After a while, though, that just won’t get you where you want to go.

I’m blessed to have the opportunity today to help other professional practice owners see what they may be missing, and where they can make leverage changes in their businesses and personal lives to move the needle toward financial freedom.

You work hard to get into a respectable and lifestyle-generating business, but where do you go next? It shouldn’t be a “someday” retirement in your 60s or even 70s.

I was in the same place, just focusing on what I could do with my hands and my dentistry degree. But that wasn’t a big enough leverage point. I was totally missing other areas of life, business, and wealth-building. Finding the right people to show me that pathway opened up all the doors in the world.

If you’re still playing small-ball, trying to lift all the weights yourself – there’s a better way! I know you’re smart enough, you work hard, and you’re good at lots of things, but you don’t know what you don’t know. So put away the pride – if not for yourself, then for your family and loved ones – and get some help!


Find the right people to help you, and commit to that - it will be life-changing.
To your freedom!

P.S. I’m holding a two-day workshop in Dallas this March to help you focus your investments, so that you don’t lose time or money. We’re over 80% full, and the price is going up by $500 on Friday night. Reserve your seat here:

1. 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.

2. Attend A Workshop:

If you’re committed to Freedom, but still building a practice, paying down school debt, or growing investment capital, our hands-on Freedom Blueprint Workshops are your entrance ramp onto the fast track! Visit to claim your seat!

3. 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.

4. Want to Work Directly with Me?

If you’d like to work directly with me and a small group of my closest investment colleagues, with direct access to the dealmakers and asset classes that I invest in, just send a message to my Member Advisor (, and put “Fast Access” in the subject line. Or, call (972) 203-6960 Ext 101 and leave a brief voicemail for Chris. Let him know you’re interested in the Fast Access program – we’ll set up a time with you to talk, find out about your goals, and see if there is a fit.

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