Podcast Episode #469: What I Would Do Differently: Wisdom from 50 Years of Pursuing Freedom – Dr. David Phelps
Episode #469: Dentist Freedom Blueprint Podcast
What I Would Do Differently: Wisdom from 50 Years of Pursuing Freedom – Dr. David Phelps
“What would you do differently if you could go back in time and redo your life?” I get asked this question often. Today, I share my answer. For those who want to know what to pass on to their kids and the younger generations, listen in to learn what I would tell my younger self.
You will hear how to chase dreams and—most importantly—how to chase freedom. I also give my best advice for dealing with your weaknesses, how to avoid lifestyle creep, and more.
4:39 – Why we choose our careers and how that plays into our passions.
7:01 – Why I wouldn’t go into dentistry if I could do it all again.
9:00 – The importance of understanding your strengths and weaknesses.
12:05 – What really helped me get started in both dentistry and real estate.
13:35 – The role of real estate in my story and what it taught me early on.
16:13 – The most important thing to pay attention to when it comes to lifestyle.
18:51 – How I rebuilt my life in my 40s.
19:55 – What you can do to build skill sets and make better career decisions.
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In this episode, we finish up the second part of my interview with Rob Swanson and his eight rules of investing. (If you haven’t listened to part 1, be sure to go back and give that a listen before jumping into this one.) Today, we pick up where we left off, covering rules four through eight and talking about everything from decision-making to cash flow and risk reduction.
Listen in as Rob shares his incredible insight and experience in real estate and investing to give us a few rules that help make our decisions and investments more solid. You will hear about the importance of looking at margins before buying and what boxes need to be checked when it comes to predicting a solid income stream. Rob also discusses how to define and mitigate the different risks involved so that you can come out on top.
Alastair MacDonald is a private advisor to established entrepreneurs, investors, and business owners, as well as a TEDx speaker who lectures on economic, social, and financial forecasts. Join me today to hear part two of our conversation at the Freedom Founders Mastermind, where we dive into the concept of certainty, how to hedge against a volatile economy, and why the abdication model is no longer one that works.
Listen in to learn the reasons why Alastair is not worried about consumer price inflation (and what he’s really worried about instead) and why the 401(k) is not always the investment that it is made out to be. You’ll learn why he is most concerned about the issue of division and polarity in the Western world, why your business is your best asset in a volatile economy, and how you can maintain its viability to weather the most intense economic storm.
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