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ASDA News is your resource for dental news on topics like licensure, student debt, practice management, dental student life and some fun stuff too. Grab a cup of coffee, steal a few minutes between classes and flip through the latest issue. ASDA News makes it easy and fun to stay in the know about your profession.

National Leadership Conference challenges students to step out of their comfort zones
By Christian Piers, Colorado ’16, Editor-In-Chief 

"T rue self discovery starts where your comfort zone ends.” Those are the words of Adam Braun, who opened ASDA’s third annual National Leadership Conference (NLC) on Friday, Oct. 31. His keynote presentation, “Ordinary person, extraordinary change: how to affect the masses,” set the tone for more than 500 students including 62 predentals embarking on three days of leadership development at Chicago’s Fairmont Hotel.

Braun left a lucrative Wall Street career—his comfort zone—to start a nonprofit to raise money to build schools in other countries. Now his non-profit has raised millions of dollars and built more than 250 schools around the world.

Braun, who’s just 31 years old, said people can be paid in money, mastery or meaning (quote from James Altucher), and we should focus on the mastery and meaning in our twenties. If we do that, we’ll be poised to make the money in our thirties. Those who focus too early on the money can miss their chances at the mastery and meaning, Braun said. Keep reading… 

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