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How to Organize Your Life for Success Jan 19, 2022

Of course, at the beginning of each year is a great time to look objectively at your life and look for ways to improve. This doesn't mean discounting all the work you have already accomplished, but self-improvement is energizing and inspirational. So, you don't have to wait for the beginning of...

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How To Be More Productive in 2022 Jan 18, 2022

Burnout affects millions of physicians and other medical workers, and not just because of COVID-19. 

If you’ve listened to my podcast, you know that I tried to do it all. I was a full-time physician, volunteered in many committees, and hosted several events. I did all this despite how...

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How To Be A Good Negotiator: A Complete Guide Jan 18, 2022

At some point in your life, you will need to negotiate. Negotiation is the process by which two or more people solve a problem, usually through a compromise. The solution is a better outcome for both parties.

Negotiation is an important life skill to possess. Different situations in various...

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What to Do if You Are in a Toxic Work Environment Dec 27, 2021

Do you live for the weekends? All jobs have some level of stress or people you prefer not to work with. But if your workplace leaves you drained, depressed, sick, or overwhelmingly stressed, you may be dealing with a toxic work environment. This shouldn't be ignored. 

Following are tips to...

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How to Be More Confident in 2022 Dec 27, 2021

While confidence may be tricky to define accurately, we all know it when we see it. It is attractive and makes the individual look and feels strong, independent, and bold. It makes people want to follow you and trust you. It's a quality we all want, but it can be hard to attain and even harder to...

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How to Overcome Failures for a Fresh Start Dec 27, 2021

Failure is a fact of life. You will try things or aim to accomplish something that won’t come to fruition. This isn’t always a bad thing. If you do it right, you may learn from your failure and avoid having similar experiences. Failure is easier to take when the issues and losses are...

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What Should I do With My Life: How to Find Purpose? Nov 19, 2021

It's been said that the purpose of life is to find something that gives you a purpose. But finding a life purpose is a subjective goal. 

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to finding a purpose in life.

And purpose can be a fleeting goal if you don't know what you want out of life. For...

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Arrival Fallacy: How to be Happier Nov 16, 2021

Civil rights icon Mahatma Gandhi once said that true satisfaction is found in our sustained efforts to attain a goal and not in the actual goal attainment.

In other words, happiness is a journey. Happiness is never a destination.

Human nature is a strange thing. A famous writer once said that...

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Confidence Thoughts for a Better Life Nov 16, 2021

When confidence is earned, it should be acknowledged, never self-diminished. 

Confidence can be a difficult thing to recognize and maintain.

This is true even for a doctor.

It takes a decade or longer for a person to become a doctor officially. And depending on the field of specialty or...

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How to be Happy Again: A Simple Guide Physicians Nov 16, 2021

Do you know which lucrative, highly regarded career profession causes many members to experience severe, recurring mental depression and unhappiness episodes?

Airline pilots.

Airline pilots are highly trained professionals and the lone voice of authority while a commercial airliner is in flight....

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People Pleasing: How Do I Stop Putting Myself Last? Oct 22, 2021

On its surface, people-pleasing may not seem that serious an issue. Putting others first and being conscientious of their needs and feelings almost sounds virtuous. Unfortunately, people-pleasing can take a toll on individuals who routinely sacrifice their own good for the sake of others. More...

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Gratitude: How Gratitude Makes You Happier Oct 22, 2021

It can be hard to feel gratitude in a world where life is sometimes difficult and things are going wrong. But science tells us that gratitude is the way to a happier, more fulfilling life. The result of gratitude isn’t just superficial; it has the power to change your brain and create...

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