"It's so awesome what David has put together, dentists networking together to balance life, practice, and wealth-building goals!"
- Dr. Scott Leune
(CEO - Dental Whale)
"David - thanks for who you are and how you show up for this group!"
- Garrett Gunderson
(CEO - Wealth Factory)
"David is leading the charge of Orthos, Dentists and Doctors building wealth and Feedom outside their practice."
- Dr. Dustin Burleson
(Founder - Burleson Smiles)
We started out with three operatories in 800 square feet, and within the first year, grew to two full-time hygienists.
Our early years were lean. One time my car broke down - we had to walk to our date at the restaurant on Sondra's birthday... in the rain. Moments like that, which were humbling and so difficult at the time, are precious now. They were lean years, but they were spectacular. That's what makes our marriage strong.
Fast forward a few decades - I wasn't happy practicing dentistry. My options for the sale of my practice were limited. In my town, a lot of dentists walk away from their practice with no hope that it will be part of their retirement plan. When you get in that kind of a dark place, it's easy to let yourself become depressed.
We're financially conservative, but I had always been looking for a way to replace my earned income with something more passive. Something clicked when we came to Freedom Founders.
Within 18 months of joining, my perspective on just about everything was different. Our investment portfolio has changed 180 degrees, because we're focused on investing for passive income.
Having cash flow has created enormous freedom for us.
I've gone down to three days a week, and I enjoy going to work more than ever - yet having the extra time has changed my perspective. When I was on the hamster wheel, it felt daunting. But when I can see that there's light at the end of the tunnel, I have hope.
Freedom of time, particularly in this season in the life of our children, is huge. They're the most important thing in our life. Those are just times that you never get back, and we don't want to miss them."
Most of us find that in our communities, even though we might be friends with dentists, they're not too open to exchanging ideas or doing a deep dive into their own financial situation. A lot of times, our dental friends back home have barriers.
I've always wanted to have a plan B. Maybe it's because I'm a Capricorn, who always wants security. I had no debt, and I had saved a lot of money. I could see the value in being in real estate, but I didn't have enough confidence to engage in anything.
I'll never forget my first meeting - It was mind blowing. I took a ton of notes. Now I've been a part of Freedom Founders for four and a half years; I didn't know that I was missing. It’s so refreshing to be in a room of like-minded dentists who sincerely want to help you.
To me, freedom means being able to make choices. I started to achieve freedom a few years ago, and it changed my whole attitude towards practicing. When I knew I didn't "have to", my stress levels declined. I have my 30th dental school reunion coming up in a month...
I had built a successful practice in Saginaw, MI through hard work. It demanded everything I had. For so long my mind was cluttered with stress, problems, and worry. I had little time to read, listen and absorb the world outside of the business of dentistry. I built an investment portfolio on Wall Street and in commercial real estate. The traditional model seemed to be working. I was nearing retirement. But then...
I’ll never forget that fateful day in 2007.
I lost almost a third of my investment principle overnight. I thought I would be stuck behind the chair into my 70s - My hopes of retirement were crushed.
Fast forward to today, and I’ve sold my practice. But my retirement paychecks exceed what I used to make as a dentist. Today, I am financially free. I finally have time to think. I’ve raised the bar and brought more intellect into my life. I golf, I travel, and I spend more time with Jeannie.
I now have a passion to make an impact on people’s lives by helping them become financially and personally free. I want to impart the ability to live each day to it’s fullest, on your terms... without the concern or worry of financial constraints.“
Come to Dallas on March 27-28th and spend 2 days in-person with David and key Advisors!