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234 – Should a resident get a $1 million-dollar personal brand deal?

What’s good everyone!! Dr. Renee is back and we got a lot to talk about!   In this episode you’ll learn: When do you fully recover from being “post-call”? Space Jam: A New Legacy review & owning your brand NCAA Name Image & Likeness ruling Should residents get big endorsement deals while in training? Facebook group talk about gifting a friend money to buy a home they clearly can’t afford   Resources: Duquesne hires personal brand coach for college athletes Lebron James’ Business Model: Owning the Value Chain   Transcription:   (coming soon)   Love the show? Leave a review so I can continue to improve the podcast!   “Having the Darkos describe their journey provided a solace that no sort of debt counseling would ever bring about. Anyways, this show is consistent in the fact that it always delivers gems and enlightens listeners. I’ve shared the podcast with my classmates. Please keep up the great work!”   If this sounds like you, rate with five stars, and leave a review!!!   >>> RateThisPodcast.com/dotb   This episode is sponsored by:  Provider Solutions & Development. Experts in holistic career coaching. Check them out at http://info.psdconnect.org/docsoutsidethebox   Set For Life Insurance. Helping clients prepare for the worst so they can be SET to live their best lives. Check them out at https://www.setforlifeinsurance.com/
July 29, 2021

233 – I quit social media for 30 days

Feels good to be back! On today’s episode, I’m sharing an experiment that I started back in June. I removed the major social media platforms from my main phone and wanted to see how my behavior changed. In this episode you’ll learn: Why I moved social media off my main phone What comparing myself with others on social media did to my creativity What happened to my behavior during those 30 days? Did I fall victim to the power of social medial algorithms? Will I continue this experiment?   Transcription:   (coming soon)   Love the show? Leave a review so I can continue to improve the podcast!   “Having the Darkos describe their journey provided a solace that no sort of debt counseling would ever bring about. Anyways, this show is consistent in the fact that it always delivers gems and enlightens listeners. I’ve shared the podcast with my classmates. Please keep up the great work!”   If this sounds like you, rate with five stars, and leave a review!!!   >>> RateThisPodcast.com/dotb   This episode is sponsored by: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). Check them out at: https://bhw.hrsa.gov/funding/apply-loan-repayment/star-lrp Pay off your school loans with up to $250,000 from the STAR LRP in exchange for six years of full-time service at an approved facility. Behavioral health clinicians, paraprofessionals, clinical support staff and many others trained in substance use disorder treatment are encouraged to apply. Applications are open until Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. ET. 
July 20, 2021

232 – Retiring early is overrated and leasing a car every 2 years with Physician on Fire and SurgiFI

What’s good everyone! We’ve all learned that there’s plenty of ways to skin a cat. In the world of personal finance, we don’t get the opportunity to hear opinions from various backgrounds. It’s smart to have an emergency fund, and set a plan for debt payoff. On today’s episode, we’re going to debate should you pay off your debt as quickly as you can? Also, are leases really that bad? Drs. David Rhoiney and Leif Dahleen from SurgiFI & Physician on Fire respectively, jump on this podcast!   Resources: Dr. Leif Dahleen – @physicianonfire Dr. David Rhoiney - SurgiFI -  @fisurgi   Transcription:   (coming soon)   Love the show? Leave a review so I can continue to improve the podcast!   “Having the Darkos describe their journey provided a solace that no sort of debt counseling would ever bring about. Anyways, this show is consistent in the fact that it always delivers gems and enlightens listeners. I’ve shared the podcast with my classmates. Please keep up the great work!”   If this sounds like you, rate with five stars, and leave a review!!!   >>> RateThisPodcast.com/dotb   This episode is sponsored by:  Provider Solutions & Development. Experts in holistic career coaching. Check them out at http://info.psdconnect.org/docsoutsidethebox   Set For Life Insurance. Helping clients prepare for the worst so they can be SET to live their best lives. Check them out at https://www.setforlifeinsurance.com/
July 12, 2021

231 – Don’t want to practice clinically anymore?! I got the book for you!

What’s good everyone! Dr. Sylvie Stacy, author of 50 Nonclinical Careers for Physicians, jumps on the hot seat to talk about choosing not to practice clinically. Yes, I said it! There are a bunch of medical students, residents, and doctors who deep down know that clinical medicine ain’t for them. Who do they talk to? Where can they find out next what to do? Dr. Sylvie Stacy is a preventive medicine specialist living and practice in Birmingham, Alabama. She received her MD from UMass Medical School and completed her residency and earned an MPH at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Sylvie went through something similar, but decided to help others by creating a website that inventoried jobs looking for physicians. She didn’t stop there and wrote this great book. Full Disclosure: I endorsed this book!   Transcription:   (coming soon)   Love the show? Leave a review so I can continue to improve the podcast!   “Having the Darkos describe their journey provided a solace that no sort of debt counseling would ever bring about. Anyways, this show is consistent in the fact that it always delivers gems and enlightens listeners. I’ve shared the podcast with my classmates. Please keep up the great work!”   If this sounds like you, rate with five stars, and leave a review!!!   >>> RateThisPodcast.com/dotb   This episode is sponsored by:  Provider Solutions & Development. Experts in holistic career coaching. Check them out at http://info.psdconnect.org/docsoutsidethebox   Set For Life Insurance. Helping clients prepare for the worst so they can be SET to live their best lives. Check them out at https://www.setforlifeinsurance.com/
July 5, 2021

Episode 230 – Come do surgery with me in Ghana!

What’s good!!! And oldie but a goodie! Today’s throwback is an episode where Renee and I recorded in the backseat of a taxi cab in Ghana. We were on our way to Lekma Hospital in Teshie. On this episode you’ll hear about what it’s like to do medical missions. We’re also in dire need of a General Surgeon to join us for the upcoming mission August 27th - September 11th. Check out http://www.ihcv.org to learn more about International Healthcare Volunteers. Send me an email: [email protected] if you’re interested. Transcription:   (coming soon)   Love the show? Leave a review so I can continue to improve the podcast!   “Having the Darkos describe their journey provided a solace that no sort of debt counseling would ever bring about. Anyways, this show is consistent in the fact that it always delivers gems and enlightens listeners. I’ve shared the podcast with my classmates. Please keep up the great work!”   If this sounds like you, rate with five stars, and leave a review!!!   >>> RateThisPodcast.com/dotb   This episode is sponsored by:  Provider Solutions & Development. Experts in holistic career coaching. Check them out at http://info.psdconnect.org/docsoutsidethebox   Set For Life Insurance. Helping clients prepare for the worst so they can be SET to live their best lives. Check them out at https://www.setforlifeinsurance.com/
June 28, 2021

229 – This US couple retired at 39 and 41 and now live in Portugal

What’s good everyone! Did you know that there is a growing movement of individuals and couples retiring in their 40s and for some even earlier? This is called being Financially Independent & Retiring Early movement. It’s safe to say that joining the FIRE movement requires not just discipline but a huge change in mindset. My next guests are Christina and Amon Browning, who recently on their popular YouTube channel announced they retired in their early 40s. They called in all the way from Lisbon, Portugal, and we’re going to hear the nuts and bolts of mindset and lifestyle changes necessary to reach this feat. Some of the moves they made included saving over 70% of their income, making smart decisions with real estate, and having a “can-do” mentality. If you haven’t discovered their YouTube channel then you are missing out. They’re videos are amazing and educational. Transcription:   (coming soon)   Love the show? Leave a review so I can continue to improve the podcast!   “Having the Darkos describe their journey provided a solace that no sort of debt counseling would ever bring about. Anyways, this show is consistent in the fact that it always delivers gems and enlightens listeners. I’ve shared the podcast with my classmates. Please keep up the great work!”   If this sounds like you, rate with five stars, and leave a review!!!   >>> RateThisPodcast.com/dotb   This episode is sponsored by:  Provider Solutions & Development. Experts in holistic career coaching. Check them out at http://info.psdconnect.org/docsoutsidethebox   Set For Life Insurance. Helping clients prepare for the worst so they can be SET to live their best lives. Check them out at https://www.setforlifeinsurance.com/
June 21, 2021

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This podcast looks into the minds of cutting-edge and innovative doctors. You won't find these stories in any medical textbook. You're getting real, live insight from men and women pushing the envelope beyond medicine.
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Nii-Daako Darko, DO, MBA, FACS

Nii-Daako Darko, DO, MBA, FACS

My name is Nii Darko and let me get real with you. As a kid, I always wanted to have an impact on people or be larger than life. I thought about becoming an astronaut, athlete, lawyer, or doctor. It wasn’t until the Cosby Show that I knew what I wanted to be. A successful doctor with a beautiful wife, great kids, and lives in Brooklyn… What more could a regular kid from Queens, New York want?

After getting the degrees, credentials, and certifications, I realized that my life was far from a TV show. As a doctor, not only was I not in complete control over my life, but I also hadn’t explored other talents I knew I had. I was in a box.

After a year of doing locums work, I had met so many doctors making moves outside of traditional medicine. There were doctors who did medical humanitarian work in war-torn places of the world, others running their own businesses, and some on TV.

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