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283: How to Start a Super Crazy Business and Go PRN Clinically – Part 5 with Dr. Dena George

It’s time. It’s time to bring another amazing doctor into this discussion on how to go PRN clinically and start your own super crazy business, and I could think of no one better than Dr. Dena George. Listen as we chat about why it’s very possible for you and what you should be focused on to make this dream happen!   Dr. George is an amazing physician but she’s also a coach for physicians. We’ve worked together in the past and there is nothing but love all around because we’ve both seen a new way to act on our passion and our calling.    Since I started this amazing series, I’ve had several people write in and ask questions about how to get started, how to market, and where to find clients. Dr. George is here to help me answer them.    You know how so often people ask about getting started and the answer is just to start? While that’s true, it helps to have mentors in the space who can help guide you in this. That said, when it comes down to it, you have to have the confidence to start doing the work.    You don’t need extra certifications. You don’t need a website. You don’t need fancy software and a built out sales funnel. You need to figure out what you want to do in your business, learn all that you can about the online space, and network your butt off.    Where can you find clients? EVERYWHERE!   This was truly an amazing conversation. Dr. George even shares the five roadblocks she sees so many physician entrepreneurs stumble into. Listen in to hear those as well as how to avoid them. If you have questions for us, send them on in!   “I firmly believe that clear and focused physicians change the world.” Dr. Dena George In this episode: [02:20] Welcome to the show Dr. Dena George! [03:32] We are going to answer some questions that have been asked since the series started. [03:48] The first question is ‘how do you get started in coaching and where do you get started?’ [04:12] Dr. George says the way you get started is get started. [08:19] You don’t need extra certifications or an extra degree because nobody ever asks. [10:45] Another question is from someone new in business and they want to know how to put themselves out there. [14:44] You do not have to have a website to put yourselves out there. [16:06] The only requirement for marketing is to tell people what you know and how you can help them and then offer to help them. [17:44] “Where are the clients?” [20:44] Hear Dr. George’s five stumbling blocks for entrepreneurs. [21:04] #1 Trying to speak to everyone. [23:57] #2 Judgement. [27:06] #3 Comparison. [31:32] #4 Hustle. [36:18] Listen as we discuss PCA, Physicians Coaching Alliance. [37:39] #5 Overcomplicating. [42:52] When it comes to entrepreneurship, it’s not failure, it's feedback. [44:06] Thank you so much for being on the show! [44:50] Here is your kick of encouragement.   Links and Resources Panacea Financial Physician Coaching Alliance   Find Dr. Dena George Dena George MD, Coaching Create An Unstoppable Life Podcast Facebook | Instagram    3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Sit with me in my Slack Channel. Schedule a call with Errin HERE Find out more about sponsoring an episode HERE Email Errin HERE
May 17, 2021

282: Reimagine with Dr. Carina Hopen

There’s no one right way to be a doctor. What you plan to do when leaving residency isn’t necessarily what you’ll find yourself doing as you grow and evolve as a person and as a physician. This was and is definitely true for Dr. Carina Hopen who joins me to chat all about her career and life reimagined.    The last time Dr. Hopen was on the show she wasn’t fully able to discuss what she was up to. In fact, she was one of the first doctors who were asked to help Amazon launch their telehealth platform. This led to a true reimagination of both her career and her life at home.    This was all happening during a time that telehealth seemed very fringe. If you think about it, up until everything with Covid, telehealth has typically been received with scorn. Amazon was working to remove those barriers and help more people have access to qualified physicians.    The only issue was what that meant for her family. Being in the military and living the military lifestyle, she was used to spending time away from her family, but that didn’t make the transition easy.    Listen as she shares her story with Amazon, why she needed to part ways with them, and how she’s working to find a balance between her passion and her need to be with family. How have you reimagined your life and career as you’ve navigated all of these twists and turns?    “Hard decisions can become easier once you know exactly what your mission is and what the core values are that support the mission.” Dr. Carina Hopen In this episode: [02:13] Welcome back to the show, Dr. Hopen! [03:29] Dr. Hopen shares her background and what she brings to the world. [04:09] Why she chose the word reimagine. [08:41] Hear about Amazon’s mission and how everything they do is a part of their customer obsession. [10:02] “A lot of people's health needs are based on what they do and their lifestyle choices and less so of medications.” [10:53] Why she stopped working with Amazon. [13:28] She’s opening her own private practice in June of this year. [16:14] Learn about the business mentor she connected with. [20:00] The benefits of reaching out to someone when you don’t know how to get where you want to go. [22:12] When you have a mentor or a coach, there is an accountability piece and positive pressure. [28:21] Thank you for being on the show! [28:45] Here is your kick of encouragement.   Links and Resources Panacea Financial Dr. Lara Salyer Find Dr. Carina Hopen Episode 51 Inspiration with Dr. Carina Hopen Thriving Mama MD Pinterest | Instagram 3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Sit with me in my Slack Channel. Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
May 17, 2021

281: How to Start a Super Crazy Business and Go PRN Clinically – Part 4

First, let me say how happy I am that you all have liked this series. If you’re thinking about changing how you work in medicine, then this really is the series for you. Now, the next part is once you have your baby business up and running and taking some of the load of your income, how do you actually start practicing PRN?    There are several things you should consider, but before you do ANYTHING you need to tackle your mindset. Fear is what holds us back from building our businesses and fear is what will keep you stuck.    This same thing applies when you go to talk to your organization about a change in how you work with them. So before you have that conversation, start thinking about what you want your work life to look like.    What are your non-negotiables? Do you need a specific schedule? Need to stop being on call? What do you have to have to make ongoing practice work for you and your family?    Then listen in as we talk about the different negotiation buckets! I’m also tackling malpractice insurance and ways that you can be paid. The thing about being PRN clinically is that you really get to call the shots in a lot of ways.   What specific questions do you have about PRN clinical work?    “Why are we so bad at talking to other humans? If you think about networking as trying to communicate with someone, just try to be interested in someone and try to have a conversation with them, it’s so much easier to make a personal connection with them.” Dr. Errin Weisman In this episode: [02:57] I answer a question from a listener. If you have a question email me at [email protected] [06:01] Fear is what is keeping you from starting a business. [06:43] Content is any way for which you are spreading your message. [08:30] Are you ready for part 4? [08:54] We are talking about clinical logistics but first mindset stuff. [10:48] Take the time to advocate for what you really want to do. [13:52] The first bucket to look at are your must haves, your non negotiables. [14:54] Next figure out what you would like to have but might be negotiable. [15:30] The third bucket is what would be nice to have. [16:51] You then must think about your malpractice insurance. [20:08] When it comes to you getting paid, the best way is whatever works for you. [23:37] You get to decide how you want to get paid when you do clinical PRN work. [24:51] Thank you for listening and I’ll see you next week for part 5.   Links and Resources MR Insurance Doctor Me First Workbook   3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Sit with me in my Slack Channel. Schedule a call with Errin HERE Find out more about sponsoring an episode HERE Email Errin HERE
May 10, 2021

280: Empower with Dr. Kelly Casperson

Are you waiting for someone else to tell you’re an expert? STOP! You’ve gone to medical school. You’re a practicing physician. You’re an expert in your field no matter what that field is. Stop waiting for someone else to empower you and realize that the key to empowerment is within yourself.   That being said, we’ve all been there. We let our jobs and our roles define us, but we have to stop. Dr. Kelly Casperson joins me to chat about empowerment and pleasure and how the two are extremely interconnected.   Dr. Casperson is a urologist who is dedicated to educating women about their pelvic health. She’s also a surgeon, speaker, educator, entrepreneur, and podcaster! On her podcast You Are Not Broken, she digs into all things sex, pleasure, and empowerment.   Listen as she shares more about her story and how she became an entrepreneur. She’s also sharing her thoughts on sex and why all forms of play need to be considered in the larger conversation. Last but not least, do you know why women have sex? She’s sharing that too and why we need to shift our perspective on sex and its importance in our lives.   “The person who needs to give you permission is already in the room.” Dr. Kelly Casperson In this episode: [02:47] Welcome to the show, Dr. Casperson! [03:21] Dr. Casperson shares her background and what she brings to the world. [05:31] Listen as Dr. Casperson discusses why she picked the word Empower. [08:52] We as physicians let our jobs define us… and we need to stop.  [13:42] Learn about her podcast, how she started, and the challenges she has faced. [15:59] How empowerment and pleasure connect. [17:16] Why women have sex. [19:10] She encourages couples to think about sex in a much broader sense. [21:30] Sex is adult play and there is so much good in it. [25:22] I hope you are walking away feeling empowered. [26:28] Thank you for listening! Links and Resources MR Insurance Find Dr. Kelly Casperson: Dr. Kelly Casperson  You Are Not Broken podcast Instagram | LinkedIn   3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Sit with me in my Slack Channel. Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
May 10, 2021

279: How to Start a Super Crazy Business and Go PRN Clinically – Part 3

Making connections is 100% the most important part of growing your business. I mean yes, you need to market your business, and you need to work on your offers, but none of that matters if you aren’t making true connections with other people.   As many of you know, I hate Facebook. One of the first things I did when I started my business was to start making waves on LinkedIn. My people are there and when someone is active on LinkedIn, they’re likely looking for real solutions and connections!   Now, one thing to note as you start connecting with people is that you are making connections. You aren’t becoming some scammy salesperson who pops into DMs just to pitch your services. That’s gross. Don’t do it!   Be prepared to make real connections and then foster those connections. If that’s not you, then be sure that you’re connecting with people that you’d love to have in your sphere in real life.    Okay, so you’ve started making connections. Now it’s time for the Errin-Weisman School of Marketing. You ready for it? Your marketing process has two whole steps.    First, share what you know. Second, create solutions to help the people who need it.    It’s legitimately that simple. Be willing to share your knowledge freely and then when people want more of what you know, offer them a solution that works for them and you! BOOM! Marketing done!   Listen in for all the goodies and my strategies for taking your baby business into the toddler years!   “Starting an online business can feel like you are shouting out into the darkness, you’re wondering, is anybody listening? Am I just going to continue doing all this work and it will go into the vacuum of space?” Dr. Errin Weisman   In this episode: [01:51] This series has been so fun. Are you ready for part 3? [04:46] Today we are talking about the business development side. [05:24] Making connections is so important when you are building your business. [07:22] Remember that direct connections are the fastest way to bring people into your business. [08:48] One of the first things I did when I started my business was to get involved with LinkedIn. [11:01] Get in people’s DMs and start a conversation with them, ask them a question. [13:48] #2 is marketing. Tell people what you know and offer to help them. [16:30] What do you know, how can you deliver that to people, then show them how you can help them. [17:01] Keep talking, your message will fall out of your mouth. [20:46] If you want sustainability for the long term, repurpose your content. [22:55] Next week I will bring you part 4 about going PRN Clinically. [23:52] Thank you for listening!   Links and Resources Chillpreneur by Denise Duffield Thomas REV.com    3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Sit with me in my Slack Channel. Schedule a call with Errin HERE Find out more about sponsoring an episode HERE Email Errin HERE
May 3, 2021

278: 3 Brand – Spankin’ New Ways to Eliminate Sunday Dreads (and no, Yoga is not one!)

You know that feeling you have when you’re getting to the end of your time off and it’s like a deep dark pit is about suck you up and never let you go? I call those the Sunday Dreads. They can and will go away and I’m giving you three ways to eliminate them today.    I can’t take credit for all of these recommendations though. My good friend and mastermind member, Kelli Thompson, has a system that she’s been talking about and I love it. She calls them the N’s. Notice it, Name it, Normalize it, and Neutralize it.    Because once you’ve noticed the feeling, if you work to name it and normalize it, then neutralizing it is much easier.    This works if it’s just a one-time, stressed out, hard season of life type moment. But if you keep having them week after week, month after month, then it could be your body telling you that it’s time for a change. If that’s the case, you’ll want to start doing things to make changes in your life and see if that helps.   For instance, stop scrolling Facebook, turn off the TV, stop listening or consuming content that causes you stress and anxiety. It’s amazing what happens when you stop filling your head with things that make the Dreads worse.    Last, try some DO magic. Grab a book or a rolled up towel or have a partner massage the occiput on your skull. That area is specifically linked to your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system and by manipulating the area, you activate your calm!   Don’t believe in DO magic? That’s fine (though a scalp massage is always warranted!). Get your butt outside. There is a ton of research that shows walking barefoot in the grass with the sun shining on your face is an amazing way to ground your body and settle your emotions.    Once you’ve tried some of these, come back and let me know what worked, what didn’t, and how you’re feeling now!   “To me it felt like this big dark storm cloud had just surfaced around me and I was like OMG I have to go back and it really killed any family time we had left on Sundays.” Dr. Errin Weisman   In this episode: [01:32] I’m talking about the Sunday dreads! [03:40] Tip #1 is the N’s - Notice it, Name it, Normalize it and Neutralize it. [05:48] Tip #2 Use them as a signal for change. [07:14] Tip #3 is some DO magic knowledge, osteopathic manipulation. [09:07] I’m sharing how to use my DO magic with details but no slides. [11:13] I wanted to give you some actional things to do with all the mindset work. [12:48] If you want more great tips, come over and sit with me in my Slack group.   Links and Resources Episode 258: Clarity with Kelli Thompson   3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Sit with me in my Slack Channel. Schedule a call with Errin HERE Find out more about sponsoring an episode HERE Email Errin HERE
May 3, 2021

Doctor Me First Podcast

The Doctor Me First podcast comes from Dr. Errin Weisman’s passion to help those that are burnt-out, feel broken and despair to transform their lives and work to be joy-filled, sustainable and that they absolutely freakin’ love!

Most episodes consist of an authentic conversation between Dr. Weisman and her female colleague guest. The one prep work for the guest…pick one word to frame their conversation around. Other series episodes include her husband, Craig, in a series called “Married to an Alpha Female. or her favorite people in that series called “Favorites with Favorites.”

No more feeling alone in medicine because Doctor Me First Podcast is a community of truth speakers, life savers and fierce females who want to support one another. Errin Weisman DO also offers sassy, down to earth answers to your biggest questions on how to do work you love and live your best life.
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Errin Weisman, DO

Errin Weisman, DO is a life coach, podcaster and fierce wellness advocate who helps inspire female physicians and working moms to do the work they love and absolutely love life. Her work in the world is to openly tell how she faced professional burnout early in her family medicine career so that no one feels alone, all know that change is possible because "if she can do it, so can I" and that you can have a joy-filled and sustainable career.

She lives and practices life coaching and medicine in rural Southwestern Indiana, loves her roles as farmer's wife, athlete and mother of three. Besides being sassy, she enjoys getting mud on her shoes, teaching her children to catch tadpoles and reading a great fantasy novel.

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