Three years ago, I was a busy nephrologist (kidney doctor) working 100 hour work weeks (almost unbelievable, right?). My husband was in another town two hours from home in pharmacy school while I stayed home with our two children who were three and four years old at the time. Needles to say, I was burning the candle at both ends and totally burnt myself out. I felt tired and run down. I knew something had to change, but I wasn’t sure how to make that happen.
After much soul-searching, I realized that one of the secret components to having more of a balanced life is financial stability. My view on money was completely transformed when I began listening to the Dave Ramsey show. It was quite a relief, actually. Having his baby steps to financial peace as my blueprint was fantastic. It helped me to become debt-free and build my emergency fund!
Listening to Dave Ramsey’s podcast started off as an innocent habit but it became the gateway to about 40 more podcasts on topics that I love such as personal finance, self-help, and coaching. Listening to podcasts have transformed my life by giving me a free and easy on-demand medium for self education and applying knowledge to get more of what I want in my life. In fact, I learned about Toastmasters (a nonprofit organization that develops public speaking and communication skills) on Lewis Howe’s podcast. I also learned about life coaching on podcasts. I noticed that all the high achievers had coaches and I wanted one but wasn’t sure where to start. One day while listening to a podcast, I heard of a life coach who was also a physician mom like myself so I emailed her right away and started working with her.
Working with my life coach transformed my life because she helped me to see that l can live the life that I desire. I left my job, switched from nephrology to internal medicine, and currently work on an as-need basis as an adult hospitalist. I am extremely happy with the work-life balance and financial peace I have achieved. Did I also mention that during coach training, I learned of a weight loss coaching, applied it in my life, and lost 30lbs of my post baby weight? The best part is that I get to work as a coach for my side gig. I want to pay forward what my coach did for me. The only thing I wish is that I had known about life coaching sooner!
So there you have it folks: financial stability, podcasts, and life coaching have completely changed my life for the better. Now it’s time for you to apply what you’ve learned. Are you ready for your transformation?
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