The number of physicians reaching burnout is staggering, and it’s no surprise, as medical schools only recently began teaching students how to be well and take care of themselves. But another reason is that the pressure put on doctors to fulfill society’s expectations of why they *should* have gone into medicine is often a very heavy burden to bear.
This week’s guest, Dr. Kien Vuu, was headed down a less-than-healthy road himself when he realized part of why he went into medicine was to treat his “not enough-ness.” It took quitting that mindset and cultivating an attitude of success and gratitude to be able to turn his life around and become the true healer he knew he was inside.
Have you ever loved your job but been less than fond of the environment at your workplace? Sometimes it’s not the work we don’t love, it’s the culture that comes in that work.
This week’s guest, author Anshu Singh, loved her job in Silicon Valley - but after having her first child, she realized that the cutthroat, competitive environment there was no longer a good fit for the nurturing nature her new role as mother had uncovered.
What did she do? She packed up her entire family and created an entirely new life for herself in Bali where she helps people be more vital and healthy and connected with pleasure!
Right before my birthday every year there seems to be a huge revelation that leads to a quit, and I start my next year just a little bit freer and more in alignment with my purpose and passions. This year was no exception, in fact, this year’s quit was HUGE.
I quit Capoeira - something that was previously my passion (or so I thought) and a big chunk of my identity.
Listen to hear how after 7 years of training (Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art) I finally realized that something I thought I loved so much wasn't truly my passion...and how I made it through such a significant quit.
Imagine one day you wake up and the nearly hundred thousand dollars you previously had in your bank account were simply GONE.
This week’s guest, John Robinson, didn’t have to imagine it - he lived it. And that day he had a choice as to how to proceed with life, and he chose to quit all the possessions he’d accumulated with his wealth, and through that process, he learned invaluable lessons about mastering detachment and basing your self-esteem on what truly matters. He shares those lessons here to help us detach from whatever we may need to quit.
Do NOT miss this episode!