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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 …
 
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 maste…
 
Alright, we’re on part 2 of the “Start a Super Crazy Business” series and we’re chatting all about how to get started. I’m sharing practical steps along with some important mindset information designed to help you get started, now! This time around, we’re fact finding. It’s time to figure out what it is you want to do with your business and the bes…
 
Have you ever felt like your life has completely blasted past all of your comfortable margins? If you’ve experienced burnout, then I’m guessing the answer to that is yes. Dr. Marion McCrary views building in margin as one of the pillars of combating burnout. Listen as she shares her story and why margin has become one of her favorite words. Dr. McC…
 
Here’s the thing, if you have it in your heart to do something other than, or in addition to medicine, then that’s what you need to do. I started my business while in the middle of burnout, but I knew I needed more. Listen as I share how I started my business and went PRN clinically. I was in the middle of burnout when I felt the calling to somethi…
 
It’s time for physicians, specifically women physicians, to stop silo-ing themselves. We need to come together and unify, especially in these times. Dr. Marlene Wust-Smith is a pediatrician turned magazine editor and she’s on a mission to bring physicians unity through conversation, action, and advocacy. While it seems like physicians are no longer…
 
I have been getting email after email and DM after DM about life hacks for productivity, which prompted me to do a little research! What I found is that you don’t have a productivity issue, you have a time issue. Women on average spend over 30hrs per week taking care of the household, making meals, and dealing with the needs of the family. Essentia…
 
Are you considering making a big shift in your life? If not you, then perhaps someone you know? Then this is the episode for you! I’m digging into how you can go about quitting your job, almost, guilt free!The first step you need to take is to address the guilt that you’re feeling. Who is it serving? What is it telling you? What good is coming to y…
 
What do you do when you’re living your life’s passion, but you still feel unfulfilled? Expand on that passion. Dr. Jennifer Variste absolutely loves being a pediatrician. She’d dreamt of it since she was a little girl, but she knew that she was meant for more so she set out to find fulfillment. After medical school, she and her husband settled down…
 
Uncontrolled anger, lashing out at strangers, a never-ending feeling of exhaustion and overwhelm. Sounds like the perfect recipe for burnout, but when Shang was going through it, she had no clue. Listen as she shares her story and how she’s changed her life and mindset to stay out of the pit of burnout today. Shang was working at a startup, working…
 
Now that things with the pandemic are starting to calm down and several of my doctor friends and I have been vaccinated, we decided it was time for a girl’s trip. I’ve done them before but this time around it really hit home that I needed a hike and I needed it with girlfriends. There ended up being four of us on the trip and these are ladies that …
 
I have talked about imposter syndrome on the show many times before, but I was having a conversation with my mastermind ladies and someone brought it up in a whole new way. So I knew I had to come on and discuss it again but in a different light. Part of impostor syndrome is 100% negativity bias. It’s our deep brain trying to keep us safe and keep …
 
It’s time! We’ve finally gotten to sit back down and have an Alpha Female discussion. Spring is in the air and with it will come extremely LONG days for Craig so we knew we had to get it in. Listen as he shares what’s going on down on the farm and we chat about our family updates. Corn is up in prices and we’ve been preparing the fields and the equ…
 
In the spirit of protecting my clients’ information, I’m always hesitant to share the wins that they’re seeing. However I had a few clients recently share some of their wins and how they’ve been conquering their fears and I had to share. Listen in to hear some inspirational changes. Because really, what’s the point if we’re not sharing the changes …
 
We all experience burnout differently, something you’ll learn as you listen to these episodes, so it’s important for me to share my experience with you! Listen in as I dig deep into what I was thinking, feeling, and doing when I was in the deep pit of burnout. I first experienced burnout within the first few weeks of my attending job. Here I was wi…
 
Ever feel completely overwhelmed by the emotions you feel while you’re at work or around other people? Do difficult situations touch you on a deeper level than they appear to with others in your sphere? Then lady, you might be an empath. Listen in as Dr. Sheetal Ajmani and I chat about the realizations we had in our careers and how we’ve learned to…
 
Have you ever thought to yourself, maybe I’m just meant to be an entrepreneur? Me personally, I didn’t until I stepped out and realized what it was about being an employee that made me so unhappy. I need to do my own thing, make my own rules, and have my own impact. Sound familiar? Shannon Claire has always been a rebel and it’s her out of the box …
 
What do you do after building your own businesses for over 30 years? Share the knowledge with others coming up behind you. That’s exactly what Kc Rossi is doing now. After starting and ending multiple businesses, she realized that she loved helping others to do the same in a way that aligned with their soul purpose. She’s here today to share why it…
 
Woman, I see you! If you’re walking around feeling exhausted and drained and wondering where you’ll get the energy to just make it through the next day, then I used to be you! You are doing so much and you are doing GREAT! I’m sending out this love letter to all of the Alpha Females out there who are busy making everything happen. Leave fear in the…
 
We’ve all felt the slump that this past year has brought. So many of us have felt stuck. Whether in our jobs, our homes, our workouts, or maybe in our relationships, we’ve felt like things have stopped. When Dr. Michelle Quirk started feeling this, she decided to build some momentum and get moving. She’s an avid runner and has built a coaching busi…
 
I recently had a listener write in and ask me to expand on ways to avoid burnout, before it even happens. Graduation is just around the corner for many med students and one thing your degree doesn’t cover is the effects of burnout and how to avoid it. When I received the request to go over this topic from Taylor, I thought it was an amazing idea. S…
 
It’s amazing how vulnerable being clear with others can make you feel. Think about it. How often do you tell people how you truly feel? How often do you speak out with clarity and confidence about what you need? Kelli Thompson is a leadership coach who is passionate about helping women find their clarity and confidence. After spending years in corp…
 
With the lockdowns and added stress of the pandemic, it’s no wonder that alcohol intake has increased. Does this mean that alcoholism has increased or are we dealing with the ramifications of a very destructive coping mechanism? Angela Mascenik joins me to chat about her journey and why it is rarely about the alcohol itself and all about why you’re…
 
Dr. Susan Wilson has focused on peer support throughout her career, but when she had to quit medicine due to her own medical issues, she realized just how important it is. Listen as she shares her experience and why she’s so passionate about peer support and coaching today. When you’re spiraling through grief and depression due to some really terri…
 
Did you know that some of our listeners only listen to the Married to an Alpha Female episodes? It’s true! Thank you so much to everyone who listens to these because we love doing them. Okay, now to get into our discussion! Not much has been going on down on the farm. Craig has been taking grain to market, and no that does not include a horse and b…
 
We all know that female reproductive and general health has always been lower on the totem pole in the medical field. Only in recent years has the narrative begun to change and one of the big players in that is Dr. Teresa Irwin. She’s the vaginacologist and she’s here to share her story and why she’s so passionate about women’s health. So how did s…
 
This is not a political episode… I don’t care where you fall on the issue of student loans, but I DO care about how you relate to your student loans. So often I hear people take on personal identifiers when they talk about their student loans. It’s as if the loan itself has some sort of hold over our identity. Things I’ve heard, and thought, in rel…
 
Just because you’re getting older, doesn’t mean you have to become any less interesting or badass. Dr. Robyn Alley-Hay is an Ob-Gyn and she spent a great deal of her time helping women who were moving into their fifties and owning it. Listen as she shares why she believes in the “fuck-it 50s” and how getting older is a good thing! After 25years of …
 
You can figure this out. You can honestly figure anything out. Do you ever find yourself thinking that you’re a failure and that you’ve just reached the end of what you can do? Guess what, you haven’t. No matter if things are going right or if things are going wrong, you will be able to figure out the next step. You didn’t make it through your resi…
 
What do you do when a fellow alum is running in similar circles as you? Do a podcast swap! Dr. Nii Darko and I have been in each other’s spheres for years, but everything has finally aligned for us to chat about all things business and gatekeepers. Honestly, this interview was truly amazing. I have been following Dr. Darko’s journey for years and i…
 
Burnout destroyed my faith. There’s no other way to say it. Having grown up as a conservative Baptist I fully expected medicine to bring me closer to God. Instead I chafed against beliefs that weren’t supported by my experiences and that I had been questioning for a long time. But burnout took those beliefs and put a huge crack right down the middl…
 
Our youth are our future, so why don’t we do more to help them along in a productive way? When Dr. Elisabeth Fontain asked herself that question, she decided to do something about it. Along with her medical practice she is a coach to up and coming students, early careerists, and physicians and she’s sharing why she’s so passionate about her work. D…
 
When I was in the pit of burnout, having one more thing to do or focus on was the absolute last thing I needed. So many people talked about gratitude journaling and focusing on goals and creating vision boards… but I couldn’t even focus on things that were right in front of me. Are you drowning in burnout? This is for you! Have you ever been told y…
 
When it comes to postnatal care, the United States healthcare system has a lot of catching up to do. The fact that we have one of the highest maternal and infant death rates of any 1st world country is evidence of that. Dr. Sonal Patel recognized this fact and is doing her part to serve new moms and babies in her community to the highest standard. …
 
Did you know that there’s a huge difference between grinding and hustling and actually working toward your goals? I’m sharing the difference and how many of us use our work to escape everything else. It’s an addiction and it’s time to quit. I started working on a new book and it really inspired me to get to the root of this issue that I have with o…
 
What do we do when the big “D” comes calling? We persevere and manage to do our absolute best for anyone who is impacted by the fallout. Dr. Pamela Ludmer found herself facing divorce with two young sons while practicing medicine, but rather than let it defeat her, she allowed it to make her stronger. Now she helps other women physicians to do the …
 
It’s the last episode of 2020 and Craig and I wanted to do it together. There has been a lot going on this year in general so it felt right to end it all with just us, talking about the family, and things we’ve learned along the way. Listen in to hear the last Married to an Alpha Female episode of 2020. First up, Craig and I dig into what’s happeni…
 
Ever had some huge emotions swamp you and all you could think was, “Feelings… yuck!”? Well believe it or not, you are in control of your feelings and emotions and they are the key to unlocking success and fulfillment. Don’t believe me? Dr. Katrina Ubell is here to share why this is true and why her methods work for her clients. Dr. Ubell is known a…
 
We all feel fear, but what do you do when it comes over you? For many the answer is to let it drive your actions and how you approach your life. But what if you could feel the fear, understand its place in your life, and still make strides towards your goals? You can! There are two books that have been instrumental in how I talk about and think abo…
 
As a woman and a physician, do you ever feel like your identity is not your own? That you’ve been working so long and hard toward becoming a doctor that it’s completely taken over your identity as a whole. Dr. Tracy Asamoah is a coach and mentor who helps women understand their purpose both as physicians and as women. Once she’d completed her schoo…
 
True or False: You are a worthy individual regardless of what you do? You simply need to exist? According to Dr. Kara Pepper, the answer to that question is a huge True. You are worthy, you simply need to give yourself permission to believe it. Dr. Pepper followed her childhood dream and became a physician, had the husband, and had the two kids. Th…
 
We all have money stories. The stories we tell ourselves about money, our beliefs around money, and how we are meant to feel and deal with money. Listen to learn how your money stories may be affecting your income and your life and you can make huge changes to both. Dr. Latifat went into medicine because she knew she wanted to help others, but what…
 
It is okay to say no. It is a complete sentence and it is fully within your right to tell others no when you’re being asked to do things that do not serve you. Which is why I’m sharing my tips and tricks for canceling the hustle culture and taking better care of yourself. It is okay for you to do anything you need to do to protect your peace, safet…
 
Becoming a doctor means dealing with stress all day every day as you work to help better your patient’s lives. As you well know, it starts while you’re in school and typically just escalates as you start building out your life and practice. So what’s the best way to deal with stress and making sure that you don’t reach a place of burnout? For Dr. L…
 
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 frien…
 
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 Pedersen and Dr. Debrah Wirtzf…
 
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 obliga…
 
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. S…
 
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…
 
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, an…
 
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