Podcast Episode 36 – Physician, Know Thyself!! Find Your “Authentic Self” and Have the Career You Deserve – Dr. Francis Yoo
Episode 36 – Do you ever feel like your career isn’t quite what you thought it would be? Like you’re living someone else’s dream or trying to fit into a mold that doesn’t quite work for you? My guest today is Dr. Francis Yoo, and he suggests that most physicians are failing to live what he calls their “authentic self.”
When we’re in medical school and post-graduate training, we work hard to become excellent at the craft of medicine, but are we abandoning our own dreams in favor of a prescribed concept of what “a doctor is supposed to be”? Dr. Yoo certainly thinks so.
If you want your career to be what you’ve always dreamed, it’s time to look inward and figure out what your “authentic self” really looks like! Listen to this episode and discover the freedom that comes for working towards your own goals, just because it’s who you know you’re meant to be.
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- 00:00 – Introduction to the episode
- 01:23 – Subscribe to the podcast, and please leave a review! Also, please fill out the 2020 Podcast Survey to tell me how I can make the podcast even better!
- 02:26 – Email me if you’re interested in getting one-on-one finance or career coaching.
- 03:24 – Introduction to Francis Yoo.
- 04:30 – What does it mean to find your “authentic self”?
- 05:20 – Most physicians aren’t living their “authentic self” life. You’re living the life that you were trained to live when you went through school.
- 07:13 – Every year you spend in formal education is another year of being trained to fit into a mold.
- 08:14 – Dr. Francis Yoo says that failing to live our authentic self is one of the contributing factors to the epidemic of physician burnout.
- 09:30 – When you finally confront the reality of the fact that you haven’t lived up to your authentic self, it can be very uncomfortable. You have to embrace the discomfort, or you won’t be able to change and move forward!
- 11:07 – How do you strike a balance between the authentic self and the rebel?
- 13:27 – Why are we the biggest obstacle to reaching our goal of becoming our authentic self? Dr. Francis Yoo has some thoughts.
- 20:29 – The knowledge you need for personal development isn’t external. It’s internal!
- 22:10 – Dr. Francis Yoo introduces the concept of “self-knowledge.” The best way to gain self-knowledge is to observe yourself. That’s hard! Looking in the mirror can be very unsettling!
- 24:13 – How do we break out of the natural tendency to stay in our “egoic rut?” Dr. Francis Yoo says the key is self-observation.
- 26:41 – How do you facilitate observation of your personality blind spots?
- 28:11 – Dr. Francis Yoo breaks down the difference between mission, vision, and purpose and how we find each one.
- 33:05 – One way to recenter yourself on your mission, vision, and purpose is to constantly remind yourself of them.
- 33:39 – You should check out some of the personality tests that are available for helping you learn what your personality tests are.
- 37:23 – Introduction to the enneagram with Dr. Francis Yoo.
- 38:39 – Dr. Lacey talks about taking the enneagram assessment and how it has been valuable in his own practice.
- 40:01 – Dr. Francis Yoo talks about how to use the enneagram in your own life and using it to find your authentic self. Knowing your enneagram type gives you a framework for understanding your behavior, motivations, and reactions to your world.
- 42:15 – Dr. Francis Yoo shares his parting advice.
- 44:58 – Connect to Dr. Francis Yoo.
- 46:35 – Summary of the episode
- 47:40 – Take the “Fascination Advantage” Assessment!
- 48:57 – This week’s free resource is a guide called “Creating a Personal Mission Statement.”
- 50:00 – Signing off!
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