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The tables have turned...

Hey Friends, On Thursday Neha and I were officially THOSE people. We were the people with a crying baby on the plane... twice. We took Naira on her first plane ride and had a connecting flight in Atlanta. There was a delay, there were tears (Naira's lol), but we made it safely. To the parents reading this you know EXACTLY what this feeling feels like. To the people without kids... bless your soul. It's funny because before we had Naira I used to get annoyed when babies would cry on the plane....

9 days ago • 3 min read

Hey Friends, It is memorial day weekend here and my family flew in to visit! That's my brother Rajan with my daughter Naira! It is the first time they are meeting and they've been having a blast with each other. So as you can see my brother is pretty young - but don't let that fool you. He got a job with align earlier this year and is in their sales associate program. He is on track to be a future territory manager. He was 1 of 100 applicants for a 10 person program and he got the job. In...

23 days ago • 4 min read

Hey Friends, You know how they say you won't know about something unless you try it? I experienced that moment last month when I decided to make a major shift in the business. So traditionally the only way I was reaching dentists was online. I was making youtube videos and instagram reels and writing this newsletter to try and provide free education around aligners. This is something nobody else is doing and at the time I wanted to be the one to do it because I wish something like this...

about 1 month ago • 3 min read

Hey Friends, The concept of dental student loan repayment is pretty nuts. You took out around $500k in loans just to learn how to do basic procedures. You come out and know little to nothing Then you have to essentially invest in more education to be able to level up. If you didn't know you needed to do that... now you know lol I say this because I wish I knew that earlier in my career. The first dentist I worked for actually told me CE was a waste of money... (he was wrong - kind of) I think...

about 2 months ago • 3 min read

Hey Friends, The question posed in the subject may seem redundant to you but focus and "things to focus on" is an interesting concept. Some people think they need to be doing multiple things at once to be productive. Others think they just need to focus on one thing at a time and chip away. I don't know if there is a right answer but lately I have been doing a combo of both. It's helped me make INSANE strides in MEANINGFUL projects that I am working on right now. In the last 2 weeks I have...

2 months ago • 4 min read

Hey Doc, I'll keep this week's newsletter short. A lot of people have been asking me to bring back one of my original programs because they said they wanted a starter program where they could still gain confidence with aligners but at a more approachable price point... I fought it for the longest time because I thought everyone wanted ALL of the value and support that comes with Aligner Launchpad (hence the investment amount) But I realized this was ME thinking about ME. And you are not me....

3 months ago • 3 min read

Hey Friends, I have been losing sleep lately not only because of our newborn Naira... Because I have been trying to find ways to better support you and bring value to you. Almost every dentist says that they have patients that tell them "aligners are too expensive" or "I need to think about it..." So I thought let me just share a video that will walk you through how to overcome that objection... WATCH VIDEO NOW (By the way I pulled this video from the modules that docs get in Aligner...

3 months ago • 1 min read

Hey Friends, Today marks the day where Naira turned 1 month! This has been the fastest and longest month ever HAHA Fatherhood has been an adventure so far and I would be lying if I said it was easy. I think I was prepared for more tasks and responsibility - that is not the hard part. The hard part for me has been this process of learning how to be patient and not get frustrated with Naira. I feel so connected to her but at the same time I don't I can feel her energy when she is frustrated,...

3 months ago • 5 min read

Hey Friends, I wanted to use this week's newsletter to address a common problem that many docs bring up to me. I was on a call last week with a doctor in our aligner training program and he said that he feels like he doesn't have the patients for aligners because they say it is too expensive. Let's break this down so that you can walk away with a new mindset on how to handle this objection. So people buy things they value... this is why it is super important to have the RIGHT conversations in...

3 months ago • 4 min read

Hey Friends, Week 2 of fatherhood has been pretty good overall! The biggest thing I am finding myself slipping up on is thinking about work or "the next phase" instead of fully immersing myself in this one. I feel like part of that is because I had a few open loops for work like content review and a brand deal that I am working on... These were supposed to be done by the end of February so that I could lock in on navigating fatherhood and supporting Neha starting March 6 (Naira's original due...

4 months ago • 4 min read
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