Podcast Episode 45 – How to Balance a Career and Family as a Physician Mom – Dr. Hala Sabry
Episode 45 – We’ve talked a lot this month about business and leadership, and today I want to delve into how we balance that drive and ambition with family pursuits. We all want to be devoted spouses and parents, but our careers demand a lot of time and energy. So, how do we strike a balance between those two? Dr. Hala Sabry has extensive experience in that as a physician mom of 5 kids and a serial entrepreneur. I think you’ll really relate to her struggles and hopefully you’ll get some ideas for how to maintain that sense of balance in your own life. Enjoy part 3 of my four part series with her.
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- 00:00 – Introduction to the episode
- 01:16 – Subscribe to the podcast, and please leave a review!
- 01:29 – Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in getting one-on-one finance or career coaching.
- 03:02 – Introduction to Dr. Hala Sabry, founder of Physician Mom Group.
- 03:52 – Introducing Dr. Hala Sabry for part 3 of the 4-part series with her. Today’s topic: balancing career and family.
- 05:11 – Dr. Sabry and her husband had challenges with infertility early in their marriage.
- 05:44 – Is our society doing enough to help a physician mom balance career and family planning? Dr. Hala Sabry has her doubts.
- 08:18 – Having a community of support around her helped Dr. Sabry work through the infertility challenges, but it definitely wasn’t easy.
- 09:31 – It’s normal to feel like your life is completely out of balance when you’re working hard on maximizing your career and your family.
- 10:48 – Dr. Hala Sabry shares what balance means to her as a physician mom. Basically, there’s no such thing as “balance.” Balance is more about finding the right range, rather than finding the right level or the right number.
- 11:44 – How are you reaching “homeostasis”?
- 16:00 – You need to know where you’re going if you’re going to find balance. Dr. Hala Sabry says to define your priorities before you try to find balance.
- 17:26 – What are your top 3 values? Define those values before you try to balance them. And, recognize that wherever you spend your money and your time, that’s where your values lie.
- 18:04 – Declare your values and schedule your priorities. Don’t just wait for things to happen to you.
- 18:34 – Keep your appointments with yourself. Don’t flake on yourself.
- 20:14 – Stand up for yourself! Have the courage to fight for what you want! Dr. Sabry shares a story of how she did that.
- 21:41 – Setting and maintaining expectations are critical to your success. Take a lesson from the experience that Dr. Hala Sabry shares.
- 24:16 – The more often we knuckle under and refuse to stand up for ourselves leads to a bad life for ourselves. How did Dr. Hala Sabry get the drive and determination to fight?
- 27:55 – How do you know when it’s time to voluntarily sacrifice something in order to achieve a larger goal? First, you have to know that you have a larger goal and know what it is.
- 31:09 – It’s important to Dr. Hala Sabry as a physician mom that we model good behaviors to our kids.
- 34:40 – Connect to Dr. Hala Sabry.
- 35:28 – Summary of the episode with Dr. Hala Sabry.
- 38:41 – Email email@example.com with the code you heard in the episode to be entered to win one of 5 free personal finance coaching sessions.
- 37:08 – Signing off!
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