The Easiest Way to Access Confidence (Even When You're Not 100% Sure of Yourself)

podcast Mar 17, 2022

People think confidence is something that’s magically bestowed upon someone - you either have it or you don’t. This mindset has a lot to do with how we define confidence as a society.

What if we could back away from the conventional definition and take things back to the Latin root of the word?

Confidence is a muscle, a skillset and a mindset built around self-trust and we all have it available to us. On the buffet of human possibilities, we can pick up some confidence and put it on our plates, even if it makes us a little nervous.

How do we tweak our understanding of confidence and put the shift into practice? Do we have to know exactly where we’re going to be confident?

In this episode, we’re going to look at confidence through a different lens.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • The truth about confidence
    If confidence is a skill set that’s totally available to us, how do we tap into it?

  • Why confidence is as simple as trust
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Think Like an Entrepreneur, Show Up Like a Boss: Dr. Una on the Valuable Skill Every Physician Needs to Invest in Right Now

podcast Mar 10, 2022

Every physician is an entrepreneur, even if you’re employed.

The sooner we lean into this, the closer we get to the kind of contracts that reflect our worth and make us giddy with excitement.

We are our highest appreciating asset, and we simply can’t afford not to invest in and advocate for ourselves, even when it feels uncomfortable.

Everything we want in our careers already exists, but it’s outside of our comfort zones, and when we develop ourselves, we can boldly go after it.

How do we equip ourselves with the skills of a CEO and use them to our advantage at the negotiating table?

In this episode, the founder of the EntreMD Business School, and author of “The Entre MD Method”, Dr. Una returns to talk about her brand new book, and share more wisdom on how to carry ourselves like Fortune 500 CEOs.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • Embracing discomfort is non-negotiable if we want something better
    Is racing after comfort getting in the...
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The Pitfalls of Pay Parity: Why Making Things Fair is Not as Simple as Paying Everyone the Same Thing

podcast Mar 03, 2022

Pay parity is one of those things that sound really, really amazing and attractive. It feels like so many challenges female physicians face could be solved if everyone just earned the same, right?

Well, oftentimes pay parity can create its own set of imbalances that breed discontent, frustration, and being underpaid for your expertise. If mis-aligned or incorrectly implemented, pay parity can become another way people aren’t paid what they’re worth.

Can pay parity be a good thing? How do we approach negotiations in an organization that pays on parity? How do we avoid contracts we’ll end up resenting and regretting?

In today’s episode, I’m going to talk about a topic that really needs attention - pay parity and how to navigate it.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • Pay parity vs. pay equity
    What’s the difference between parity and equity and is it possible to have equity and parity at once?

  • The concerns a pay parity contract...
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Underearning is NOT Inevitable: How to Demand Your Worth & Advocate For Yourself Like the Badass You Are! w/Dr. Latifat Akintade

podcast Feb 24, 2022

Female physicians are painfully aware of the gap between our enormous earning potential, the money that we actually end up taking home, and how hard it feels to cross that chasm.

A good majority of physicians don’t know how much they should be making, or even how to advocate for themselves.

At the very worst, they don’t believe they even deserve to make more money.

Unfortunately, this approach isn’t just doing us a disservice, it’s taking away from the professional impact we could be making.

So how do we change this, and even get comfortable talking about money in the first place?

What factors keep setting women up to underearn?

In this episode, I’m joined by money and mindset coach and the founder of MoneyFitMD, Dr. Latifat Akintade.

We talk about how we can have both purpose and wealth as doctors.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • How to demand your worth in your current job
    What’s the lowest hanging fruit to go after if we want to...
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How to Unlearn & Break the Habit of Not Advocating for Yourself...According to A Habits Expert w/Dr. Kristi Angevine

podcast Feb 17, 2022

Not advocating for ourselves is a deeply wired habit…surely it’s who we are by our very nature and it can’t be changed, right?

Well, according to a habits expert, no.

Even though not advocating for ourselves feels automatic and innate, it might just be an acquired behavior we can unlearn.

If you’ve been socialized to sit down, be quiet and be nice, can you start showing up differently?

In today’s episode, I’m joined by coach, founder and host of Habits on Purpose, Dr. Kristi Angevine.

We talk about how to get to the headspace of being worth advocating for, and actually put it into action.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • Where the habit comes from
    How does socialization, culture and training affect how we show up for ourselves?

  • How to tell if we have the habit of not advocating for ourselves
    What steps can we take to create the psychological safety to actually identify the habit of not advocating for ourselves?

  • Simple ways to...
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Taking Care of Patients From Your Inbox Will Burn You Out: How to Strategize Against Depleting Tasks & Negotiate For the Resources That Will Make Our Schedules More Livable

podcast Feb 10, 2022

We live in a culture of convenience and instant communication so it’s hardly surprising that doctors often end up providing patient care by way of the inbox, instead of prioritizing visits.

Unfortunately this eats into our clinical time and depletes our energy.

If you find yourself hunched over patient emails for hours on end, it’s time for a new strategy.

How do we find a solution for an unmanageable inbox? What steps can we take to protect our patient visits?

In this episode, we’re going to talk about boundaries and how we can use them to avoid a drain on our time.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • The power of setting stringent time boundaries
    Why do boundaries make us more effective, efficient and energetic doctors?

  • How to streamline our time so we can focus on patient visits
    Attorneys have no qualms about billing for their time. What can we learn from how they operate?

  • Why we need to negotiate for resources that protect our clinical time
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Evaluating Our Power Dynamics: “Power With” vs “Power Over” Environments & Why the Latter is So Detrimental

podcast Feb 03, 2022

Power dynamics show up everywhere in our lives, especially at work, and they can allow us to thrive or wear us down.

At the heart of power dynamics is one question: is this a “power with” or “power over” environment?

Our employers and jobs can either be our partners and collaborators or feel like territorial overlords who rob us of our much-needed autonomy.

Power dynamics make a huge contribution to our job satisfaction and how we show up.

In today’s episode, we’re going to discuss why it’s so important to evaluate our jobs through this lens, and the actions we can take to improve our power dynamics.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • The dangers of an overbearing boss dynamic
    How can we tell if we’re in a hierarchical, territorial, status-driven environment that has power over us instead of power with us?

  • How employers treat us when they have a power with dynamic
    Is it possible to have an employer but still feel...
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Healing the Healer: Traumatic Experiences in the Life of a Physician, How to Recognize Them & What We Can Do to Mend Our Souls w/Dr. Stacia Dearmin, MD

podcast Jan 27, 2022

In medicine, trauma is embedded in the work that we do.

From unexpected patient outcomes, witnessing people’s struggles, to Covid and the small, sneaky, cumulative ways our jobs can start to weigh on us.

In this line of work, we’re conditioned to be stoic, to tell ourselves that we’re okay even though a lot of trauma is heaped on us.

We pour a lot of ourselves into our patients and our loved ones, but we can’t pour from a cracked cup, let alone an empty one.

Why is the spectrum for what we view as trauma much wider than we think?

How do we uncover and identify the traumas we’ve been accumulating on the job?

In this episode, I’m joined by nationally recognized speaker, coach, writer, and founder of Thrive Physician, Dr. Stacia Dearmin.

We discuss trauma, a very important subject that’s affecting many lives in medicine, and the steps we can take to heal it.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • What constitutes a trauma...
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Don’t Wing It, Prepare for It: The Power of Having a Deliberate Negotiation Plan Ahead of Time

podcast Jan 20, 2022

Even for the most quick-on-their-feet person, winging it in a negotiation isn’t the most effective approach.

The contract that could make or break your job satisfaction is just too important for you not to prepare in advance.

Just like our oral board exams, we can’t be equipped with the most deliberate answers if we haven’t planned ahead and anticipated the questions we’re going to get.

How does coming up with a plan set you up for success? Why does it lead us closer to the contract we really want?

In this episode, our 1 year anniversary episode, I talk about why winging it is never an option in negotiation.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • How to avoid settling on a contract that doesn’t truly reflect our value
    Is it possible to set clear expectations when we go into a negotiation with a wing-it mentality?

  • Why we can’t truly advocate for ourselves without preparation
    When we’re unprepared, we are more likely to respond...
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Paving the Way for Residents & New Grads at the Negotiating Table: How Dr. Tawana Coates Advocated for Herself as a Third-Year Resident

podcast Jan 13, 2022

Contrary to what new grads are told constantly, it’s never too early in your career to want a contract that reflects your value and actually advocate for it.

You don’t have to be an attending to make a list of must-haves, evaluate employers on a deeper level and start having these conversations early.

In today’s episode, I’m joined by a doctor who has done a beautiful job of setting herself up to success while she was a third-year resident.

How do we overcome the limiting belief that residents can’t advocate for a great contract that ticks as many boxes as possible for them?

In this episode, Ob-Gyn Resident, author, speaker and mentor, Dr. Tawana Coates shares how she approached her contract negotiations, and we talk about how she’s paving the way for fellow residents to get the package they want.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • The one prevailing mindset that holds residents back
    How do we overcome the limiting belief that...
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