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Doctor Me First Podcast

Authentic conversations between female physicians that encourage, inspire and go beyond just medicine.

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235: Rules with Dr. Devon Gimbel

Do you ever find yourself looking at life through a lens of rules that you have no memory of creating for yourself? For physicians, but especially female physicians, there are a host of rules that internalize in our lives, but are they really the rules we want to have around our lives?    Dr. Devon Gimbel is one of my business besties and a true friend in this life and she’s here to talk about how she kicked her rules to the curb and found a better, more fulfilled life.    So, what are these rules we’re talking about? For Devon, one rule was that you never call in sick. If you called in sick as a physician then you were lazy and not serious about your career. She recalls having the worst bout of food poisoning ever and still going into work because she was scared of what others would think.   One of my own rules was that all patients lie, so we have to figure out the real story. Which is actually something that is taught to us in school, but who is that helping and how does that impact our relationship with our patients.    Listen as we chat about the various rules we’ve had in our careers and what it took for us to realize that other people’s rules do not have to dictate our lives. This is a very powerful episode and the conversation continues over in the Patreon group, so if you’d like more, join us there.   “You are never locked in to doing one thing, one way for the rest of your life.” Dr. Devon Gimbel   In this episode: [01:47] Welcome to the show, Dr. Devon Gimbel! [02:10] Dr. Gimbel shares her background and what she brings to the world. [04:58] Listen as she speaks about the rules we set up in our heads. [11:27] One rule that has permeated my life as a physician. [14:52] Dr. Gimbel discusses what happens if you decide to step away from clinical medicine. [17:04] Dr. Gimbel talks about how she coaches people around these rules. [22:52] She says to get really clear on, what am I doing this for and what am I doing this from? [25:26] “If it feels like crap, you are probably doing it right.”  [26:03] Dr. Gimbel believes that once you are clear, the next step is having your own back. [30:01] When you challenge your rules, you step out of your zone of safety. [37:06] Your kick of encouragement   Links and Resources Break The Good Girl Myth Find Dr. Devon Gimbel Physician Life Coaching Facebook    3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community! Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
November 30, 2020

234: Confidence with Dr. Beth Pederson & Dr. Debrah Wirtzfeld

Many of us go through life believing that we either have innate confidence or we don’t, but what if being confident was really a skill that you develop over time? There have been years of studies that suggest most human beings and women in particular, develop confidence rather than simply having it.    Listen as Dr. Beth Pederson and Dr. Debrah Wirtzfeld share how they started working in the field of professional confidence and why it is so important to them.   As Covid began to bare its ugly head, both Beth and Debrah realized that they needed to take their executive coaching to a new level. Many professionals were lost in a sea of impostor syndrome and they knew that they could help.   They’ve developed specific tips and processes to help professional women find their strengths and use those to develop their confidence as a whole. Because women in all areas of the workforce need to build and understand their strengths and reveal their confidence within.   If you’ve struggled with showing and sharing your own confidence then you won't want to miss this powerful conversation.   “Confidence is in your actions and the networks you form” Dr. Debrah Wirtzfeld   “As you get skills of confidence, you will live your absolute worth.” Dr. Beth Pederson   In this episode: [01:30] Welcome to the show, Dr. Pederson & Dr. Wirtzfeld! [02:12] Dr. Pederson shares how they got together to create their program. [03:15] Listen, Dr. Wirtzfeld discusses the process of coming into their own confidence skills. [04:40] Performance = Competence + Confidence. [07:13] They talk about the derailers of confidence. [08:37] Dr. Pederson speaks about one of their two acronyms LAW. [09:33] Dr. Wirtzfeld shares the second acronym RISE. [13:12] They share what the next thing for them is. [17:04] Your kick of encouragement.   Find Dr. Pederson and Dr. Wirtzfeld Empowering Women Professionals 3 Powerful Ways to Kickstart Your Confidence The 6 Derailers of Confidence     3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community! Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
November 30, 2020

233: Solocast – Winter is Coming

Winter time and the holidays in particular are not necessarily happy times for everyone. No matter if you’ve lost someone or if the holidays just always trigger anxiety and depression, there are ways to combat the triggers. Listen in to hear my four tips to make this the best winter ever.   First up, lower your obligations. Feeling like you’re obligated to do certain things is the leading cause of anxiety, but are you TRULY obligated? No. This year especially there will likely be a reduction of your “responsibilities” during the holiday season. Make a list of all of your normal obligations and start marking off the ones that you can.    Reducing the load of obligations is the first step to having a much better holiday season.   Next, reduce the size of your expectations. Rome wasn’t built in a day and you can’t have holiday celebrations in five different places in a day either. At least not in an enjoyable way. Stop expecting the world of yourself in this time and make realistic goals!   And don’t forget to go on some adventures. The winter time is a great time to reconnect with nature. It may be chilly outside, but there are fewer bugs and fewer plants that could cause you issues. Take a hike, chop down a tree, go on a safe road trip. Make time to have fun.   Listen in to hear my last tip because it really is the best of the bunch! The winter time and the holidays are stressful, but they don’t have to be so overwhelming. How are you making the most of this time?    “White space is a time of just being and experiencing, not doing.” Dr. Errin Weisman   In this episode: [05:12] I’m sharing tips on how to make this the best winter ever. [05:24] Lower your obligations is the first tip. [07:23] Tip #2 is have bite size expectations. [08:36] Have winter adventures is tip #3. [10:23] Tip #4 make this a time of growth, rest, recovery and restoration. [17:07] Your kick of encouragement. 3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community! Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
November 23, 2020

232: Flexibility with Suzie Brown

Coming out of one fellowship and looking at starting into the process of another, Suzie Brown felt trapped. She’d spent her life pursuing medicine but never found the fulfillment she thought she’d feel. Instead, she’s found comfort, solace, and peace in creating music.   Suzie has been involved with music her whole life, but her dream was medicine. She specialized in cardiology and found herself on the long path toward cardiac research and clinical medicine. But when she felt like winning another grant was the equivalent of a prison sentence, she knew that she needed a new plan.   She decided to work part-time at a local hospital and really work on her music. And she’s still doing the same today. She’s been able to build quite the body of musical work while still impacting the world through her work in cardiology.    Listen as she shares her story and why this path has been the best for her. She also digs into why flexibility is so important to her, now more than ever, but really has always had a place in her life.    If you’ve always felt called to do something for your soul, then this is the episode for you.   “More than any other time in my life, I didn’t care what they thought because I had clarity about what I needed to be happy.” Suzie Brown   In this episode: [01:51] I’m so excited to have you on the show, Suzie! [02:30] Suzie shares what she is doing as a doctor and a musician. [04:19] Why she picked the word flexibility. [06:04] Listen as Suzie discusses her shows being canceled during the pandemic. [08:17] Suzie shares growing up with both parents being doctors. [11:26] Suzie talks about her journey into writing, singing, and performing songs and giving up full-time clinical medicine. [15:58] You have to be clear on what you want and be willing to let go of the rest. [16:16] Suzie wants to empower everyone to pay attention to who you are and not care about what makes other people tick. [19:15] Thank you so much for being on the show! [25:41] Your kick of encouragement.   Find Suzie Brown: Suzie Brown Songs The Wam BlockParty @suziebrownsongs Instagram | Twitter    3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community! Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
November 23, 2020

231: Married to An Alpha Female

It’s been a while friends. Things have been crazy down on the farm, but Craig and I finally had a moment to sit down and record another Alpha Female episode! Get ready to hear all the updates for the Weisman family!   First up, Craig is talking about the harvest. As usual we have too much grain for the size of our operation so things are quite hectic. It doesn’t help that he got into an accident as well. Listen in to hear all about it. I’m definitely looking forward to the harvest being over so I can have my husband back!   We’re continuing on with “Things Craig Doesn’t Know!” But first, did you know that we recently got some kittens? We were supposed to only have 2 but we ended up with 4 and they’re all healthy and sweet. But what I didn’t expect and what Craig doesn’t know is that I think I’m an ambi-pet lover.    That’s right. I’m no longer JUST a dog lover. Keep listening to hear all the other things Craig doesn’t know this week.    Did you know that no matter how “together” your Alpha Female’s life seems to be, that she’s still scared of rejection? It’s true! In many ways we are all scared of rejection, but for the Alpha Female in your life, that means that she is less likely to reach out when she needs help. So take time to reach out to her!   “Even though your alpha female kicks ass and takes names we are still all fearful of rejection.”  Dr. Errin Weisman   In this episode: [01:48] Craig starts out with his down on the farm segment discussing harvest. [04:27] He speaks about the farm accident he had that Camden can’t quit talking about. [05:25] Things that Craig doesn’t know. [07:09] The next group for the Burned Out to Badass course starts on November 22. [08:56] Doctor Me First podcast just hit a record of over 6,000 downloads! [09:32] Alpha females and rejection. [12:48] My advice is to sit with your fears. If you harness your fear, it can be one of the greatest teachers in your life. [16:36] Thank you for listening!   Find Craig: Craig on Twitter: @highbanksfarmer   3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community! Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
November 16, 2020

230: Passive Income with Dr. Jeffrey Anzalone

One thing we don’t learn in medical school is how to run a business. Which means that we don’t learn about investing and creating new income streams. For Dr. Jeffrey Anzalone this became a problem, right out of school.    The job that he thought was his was ripped out from under him which left him with a 2 month old, $300k in debt, a new home loan, and no way to pay anything. He did get back on his feet, but he realized how important it was to address the huge amounts of debt that doctors take on to learn about their field.    It wasn’t until he injured his right hand many years later that he realized the impact of not having multiple income streams. He was faced with his own mortality and knew that he wouldn’t necessarily always be able to provide with his main income.    Listen as he shares his journey into learning more about passive income and creating multiple income streams. This concept is so important for all adults but very important for doctors.    Have you considered a way to build passive income into your life?    “Everybody is walking around with a problem and if you can figure out a solution to that problem and it’s something that you like, that's where you need to start.” Dr. Jeffrey Anzalone   In this episode: [01:24] Welcome to the show, Dr. Anzalone! [01:55] Dr. Anzalone shares his background and how he is living the dream. [02:34] Listen, as Dr. Anzalone discusses the journey to where he is now financially. [08:42] Dr. Anzalone discusses the things he wants anyone listening to this podcast to walk away with. [10:50] Dr. Anzalone shares a study he read about how much money you need to retire and continue your current lifestyle. [13:22] He speaks about some other ways you can have passive income. [17:55] Dr. Anzalone believes that the way he is investing now allows you to do what you want to do. [19:05] Dr. Anzalone talks about what he would say to the risk-averse person who is listening. [21:27] If you are interested in learning how to create multiple passive income streams, go to www.debtfreedr.com/freeguide. [21:53] Thank you for being on the show! [24:18] Your kick of encouragement.   Find Dr. Jeffrey Anzalone Debt-Free Doctor Email Dr. Anzalone’s free guide to passive income   3 WAYS TO GET INCREDIBLE HELP AT LOW-COST!!! Buy my Kindle Book, Doctor Me First, on Amazon Become an official patron of Doctor Me First HERE (https://www.patreon.com/doctormefirst) and find support & community! Join us for our Monthly Burnout Masterclass Series. Schedule a call with Errin HERE Wanna be on this podcast: Schedule HERE Email Errin HERE
November 16, 2020

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

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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