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You want something more from your life and your medical career.
But what’s holding you back? Does your need for a stable income make you willing to take the ‘slings and arrows’ that come with the job?

Come join this lemming-like physician who has repeatedly jumped off the career cliff and ended up in a better place, as she shares her secrets to learn to let go and fly.

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  1. 1. Fearless! Leap from your safe ‘medical career’ nest …& fly!Patricia L Raymond MD FACP FACGRx for Sanity, Norfolk VA RxForSanity.com
  2. 2. Claudia Carawan“Fearless”Available at CDBaby.com RxForSanity.com
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  5. 5. Bag Lady Syndrome RxForSanity.com
  6. 6. Women’s fears • Bag-lady syndrome • A common anxiety among women • Fear of ending up destitute and on the streets • Affects women from all social strata & economic groups • A form of psychotic depression Rob & cocktail party RxForSanity.com
  7. 7. Are your fears real? F E A R Kay’s room RxForSanity.com
  8. 8. Do I look fearless to you? RxForSanity.com
  9. 9. 10 years private practice in a group GI Fellowship PGY 2-3 GI Fellowship PGY-1 Internship/Residency in Internal Medicine Medical SchoolChemistry Major- hate being in a lab by myself! RxForSanity.com
  10. 10. Tidewater Lemming Society RxForSanity.com
  11. 11. Employee physician, anticipate 5 years Five years solo, part-time Two years as employee physician in a group RxForSanity.com
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  13. 13. When I thought that things were falling apart, they were really falling into place.” place ~Donna Scott (friend) RxForSanity.com
  14. 14. How to be FearlessFearless = Joyous Not sense of desperation, but fun! Ropes course RxForSanity.com
  15. 15. What the caterpillar calls ‘the end of the world’ the master calls a butterfly. ~Richard Bach RxForSanity.com
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  17. 17. Questions to ponder, and share • If you had one professional “do-over”, what would it be and why? • What one thing that you tried out in the last six months turned out better than you expected? RxForSanity.com
  18. 18. 1. Be flexible How flexible are you? RxForSanity.com
  19. 19. “When people are born, they are soft and gentle.When they die, they are stiff and callous.When myriad things, grasses and trees, are born, theyare soft and tender.When they die, they are withered.So stiffness and callousness are the company of death,Softness and suppleness are the company of life.The powerful army will not win.A stiff tree will break.So stiffness and power stay below.Softness and suppleness stay above." ~Lao Tsu 6th Century BC China Dao De Jing, Chapter 76 RxForSanity.com
  20. 20. Be alert to possibilities Ee cummings RxForSanity.com
  21. 21. “The great use of a life is to spend it onsomething that will outlast it.” William James RxForSanity.com
  22. 22. Your mission in life is where your deep joy and theworld’s deep hunger meet. ~Richard Nelson Bolles lottery RxForSanity.com
  23. 23. I educate & inspire good healthwith creativity, joy, & laughter. RxForSanity.com
  24. 24. What is YOUR mission in life? RxForSanity.com
  25. 25. 2. Count your $$$ RxForSanity.com
  26. 26. Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier.The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have what you want. ~ Margaret Young RxForSanity.com
  27. 27. 2. Count your $$$ Financial freedom Ideal lifestyle costing Condo that line RxForSanity.com
  28. 28. 3. Let go…and fly! RxForSanity.com
  29. 29. Youre never completely ready... it just becomes your turn. RxForSanity.com
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  31. 31. Audacity to ask for what you want What would I do if I knew I could not fail? ~Jana Stanfield internist RxForSanity.com
  32. 32. There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful thanthe risk it took to blossom.~ Anais Nin RxForSanity.com
  33. 33. Five frogs were sitting on a log.One of them decided to jump. How many frogs remained on the log? yoda RxForSanity.com
  34. 34. Is it that they fear the pain of death or could it bethey fear the joy of life? ~Toad The Wet Sprocket (Pray Your Gods) WTCH RxForSanity.com
  35. 35. What’s theWTCH? RxForSanity.com
  36. 36. Share your storiesof fearlessness rewarded: RxForSanity.com
  37. 37. What will you fearlessly try? Career Family Personal RxForSanity.com
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  39. 39. Arabic studies scholar Toured Europe as opera singer Radio and TV producer My mentor “Do the next thing.” ~ Betty LuseJuly 3, 1946 – December 31, 2008 RxForSanity.com
  40. 40. Trusting without knowing SSDT makes the worldalive with possibility. RxForSanity.com