The Dad I Want To Be balance family Jun 15, 2022

 

 

If you have young children, you might be familiar with the cartoon series Bluey.  For those unfamiliar, Bluey is a six-year-old Australian puppy full of curiosity and energy.  In each episode, Bluey and her younger sister, Bingo, engage in imaginative play.  I have...

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What's Your Why? goals Jun 08, 2022

 

 

“Working hard for something we do not care about is called stress, working hard for something we love is called passion.”

Simon Sinek, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action



Have you ever set out to accomplish a new goal?  Maybe you...

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Being More Present balance family Jun 01, 2022

 

 

“Daddy, will you play with me?”

“Sure.  What do you want to play?”

“Let’s play dolls.”

“OK, sweetie.  Let’s play.”



Moments later, I start checking my phone, and my thoughts begin to swirl.  

  • Were there...
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How Do You Value Your Time? balance lifestyle May 25, 2022

 

 

Fact: No one will value your time as much as you do. 

 

Time is undoubtedly our most valuable and limited resource.  Every day, so many people and things vie for our time.  Our families, friends, patients, hospital administrators, and pharmaceutical...

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The Epidemic of Work Dread balance lifestyle May 18, 2022

 

 

Work dread.  Even if you didn’t know it had a name, you know the feeling.  It is that sensation in the pit of your stomach when you realize that the start of your workday or workweek is fast approaching, and you don’t want it to come.  Sometimes it begins...

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When You Get Squeezed balance coaching May 11, 2022

 

 

“When you squeeze an orange, you'll always get orange juice to come out. What comes out is what's inside. The same logic applies to you: when someone squeezes you, puts pressure on you, or says something unflattering or critical, and out of you comes anger, hatred, bitterness,...

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The Strength In Vulnerability goals lifestyle May 03, 2022

    

 

When I initially signed up for physician coaching, I was struggling at work.  I was experiencing conflicts that led me to show up in ways I didn’t like.  I was searching for a solution, a change, or something new.  During a group coaching call,...

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What Is Water? Why Does It Matter? balance lifestyle Apr 27, 2022

 

  

Have you heard the commencement speech given by David Foster Wallace, called This Is Water?  I hadn’t.  It isn’t your typical commencement speech filled with hope and inspiration.  Instead, it is an in-depth look at the monotony of everyday...

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You Are Your Word. Be Impeccable. balance goals lifestyle Apr 20, 2022

 

 

  

Here are some words I never imagined saying: I recently attended a conference for entrepreneurs.  I was surrounded by impressive individuals putting themselves in the proverbial arena with the goal of disrupting struggles and pain points for their future...

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You Don't Need A Bigger Slice. Create A Bigger Pie And Everybody Wins! balance goals Apr 13, 2022

 



When my mother turned 18, her father gave her a St. Christopher medallion to bless her in her travels and a $10 bill so that she would never be without money.  She saved both.  They remain enshrined in the original plastic box.  The box is now weathered and held together by...

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Embracing Failure goals Apr 06, 2022

 

 

“Perfection is the enemy of good.”

–Voltaire



Regarding the invention of the electric light bulb, Thomas Edison famously said: “I have not failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  Can you imagine a world where Thomas...

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Dear Physician Coaching Skeptic coaching Mar 30, 2022

 

 

Dear Physician Coaching Skeptic,



I see you.  I hear you.  I was you.



I imagine many of you believe that I was always a die-hard fan of coaching.  You might even think I signed up for my first coaching program without hesitation or objection.  If you know me,...

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