Happy physicians deliver better care and better outcomes. That’s why you can’t afford not to advocate for yourself. Simply Worth It helps female physicians like you get the comp package you want, deliver great care, & stay in practice longer. Hosted by Linda Street, board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist & life coach specializing in physician negotiations.

My Recent Podcasts

When Physicians Resign: How to Quit Gracefully, Optimize Your Exit & Serve Out Your Notice Period in Peace

"You’re in charge of how you quit. Show up, clean up the loose ends, clinch down your network and then sail into the sunset." - Linda Street

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How to Identify the Internalized Bias That Shows Up in Your Negotiations

"The oppressive systemic forces that are present in our lives are also deeply embedded in medicine and in medical education." - Linda Street

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Getting Deliberate About Rest: How to Intentionally Carve Out Time for Yourself & Prioritize Your Recovery

"Take the time that you’ve negotiated and worked so hard for, give yourself some time to rest to prevent injuring yourself emotionally and mentally." - Linda Street

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The Destructive Mindset That Handicaps You in Negotiation & How to Optimize Your Approach by Making a Simple Shift

"If you’re predicating your success on a response that you have zero control over, you’re setting yourself up for failure." - Linda Street

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Conflict: The One Fear That Holds You Back in Negotiation & How to Overcome It w/Bill Sanders

"Conflict carries the seeds to a better agreement. When you avoid it, you miss opportunities." - Bill Sanders

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What Does the Latest MGMA DataDive Tell Us About the State of Physician Compensation? (Hint: It’s Actually Optimistic)

"I really want to challenge you to stretch yourself and ask for what you think you’re worth even though the pandemic happened.- Linda Street

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The Danger of All-or-Nothing Thinking in Negotiation: How to Shift Your Mindset & Implement a Strategy That Guarantees a Win for Everyone

"There’s a whole breadth of opportunities, options and win-wins that are available when you start looking at all the shades of grey.- Linda Street

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The Great Resignation: Are the Toxic Traits of Your Current Job Following You to the Next One?

"Address if you have workaholic tendencies. If you do, switching jobs won’t completely fix your problems, you have to fix your mindset as well.- Linda Street

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The Powerful Strategy That Will Turn Any Negotiation Obstacle Into an Opportunity

"Don’t accept an obstacle as a permanent barrier. Think of it as a yield, not a stop sign.- Linda Street

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Earning What You're Worth Isn't Greedy: How to Overcome a Harmful Limiting Belief

"If you think that you’re greedy, you’re going to be paralyzed from asking for more and you can actually end up creating your own glass ceiling.- Linda Street

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Optimize Your Negotiating Hand by Pivoting from Confusion to Clarity

"The more well-compensated you are, oftentimes the more productive you are because you’re showing up happy, not burned and you don’t have mental fog slowing you down.- Linda Street

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Undervaluing: The Internal Obstacle to Your True Earning Potential

"Your thinking and mindset around the value you offer can change the entire context within which you show up, and subsequently how others are likely to view you.- Linda Street

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Start with No: The Dangers of Saying Yes by Default

"Switch your default from yes to no, and be very deliberate in the things you spend time doing and negotiate for.- Linda Street

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Group Negotiations Are Actually a Good Thing...Here’s How to Win

"In a group negotiation, you have more leverage, but only when you present a united front." - Linda Street

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Keys to Deliberately and Actively Investing in Your Marriage w/Kate Mangona

"The advantage of negotiating as an attending is you can really tweak your schedule to make sure it works for you." - Kate Mangona

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The Overworking Trap: How to Separate Our Value From Our Productivity

"Female physicians will thrive more in a job that fits them, not a job that’s designed for a man." - Linda Street

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Tapping Into the Breadwinner’s Mindset To Start Building Wealth w/Jennifer Barrett

"There’s a material difference between being able to cover the bills and handle a budget, and building wealth to support your life for the future we want." - Jennifer Barrett

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The Human Cost of Non-Compete Clauses

"When you’re evaluating a new opportunity and negotiating your contract, focus on the non-compete and try to limit it as much as possible." - Linda Street 

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The Biggest Barriers and Biases Impacting Pay Equality w/Bonnie Koo

"The laws are oftentimes more about optics than a desire for change." - Linda Street 

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The Anatomy of a Contract: Key Areas You Can’t Afford to Ignore

"The more well-defined your contract is on the front end, the better off you are." - Linda Street 

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Burnout-Proof Yourself With Negotiation

"We have the opportunity in negotiation to create a job that serves us instead of fitting ourselves into a job that may not serve us." - Linda Street 

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Fair Market Valuations & How They Impact Your Earnings

"We have to make sure we understand fair market valuations enough so that we can advocate for ourselves effectively and be paid as optimally as we can.- Linda Street 

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How to Optimize Your BATNA & Negotiate with Strength

" It’s a lot easier to emphasize the value we’re bringing when we know we have other good choices." - Linda Street 

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Navigating the New Medicare Guidelines for Physician Salaries w/Ann Bittinger

"You always have leverage. Get good at identifying what that leverage is to know your true value to the employer." - Ann Bittinger 

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Imposter Syndrome: How it Impacts Your Negotiation & What to do About it

"If you feel like a fraud, it’s hard to toot your horn and express your value." - Linda Street

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Make it Happen: How to Set Yourself Up for Success in Negotiation

"The negotiation is an extension of your interview, and a preview of what it’s going to be like to work with you."  -Linda Street

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Navigating the Market Piece in Compensation Negotiations

"Focus on the fact that you’re worth a high expectation goal. You bring value to whoever you work for and you deserve a compensation package that reflects it." -Linda Street

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Mindset: How to Get a Contract That Serves You & Reflects Your Value

"The goal of this podcast is to take you from a place where you feel like you’re at the mercy of your contract and that you serve it, to it serving you." -Linda Street

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