Are You A Doctor With Big Ideas? (Or Just Ordinary Ideas?)
How do you become known as a thought leader — one of those doctors who create and lead the discussion, rather than simply follow? Thought leaders produce provocative, insightful, and impactful ideas — ideas that spread and often take on a life of their own. How do you know if you have big ideas? Or... Read More
3 Hidden Mind Traps That Keep You Tied to Your Practice
Every doctor client I’ve worked with first came to me with one objective: to help them find more leverage outside their practices. And maybe you’ve toyed with many of the same goals: You want to work less hours, see fewer patients – or at the very least choose the types of patients you work with. You... Read More
How to Be Remarkable
And why it matters. I think the purpose of life is, above all, to matter; to count, to stand for something, to have made a difference that you lived at all. – Leo Rosten Maybe you didn’t change the world, but you changed somebody’s world. – Brendon Burchard What does it really mean to ‘make... Read More
How to Grow More Fresh Ideas
If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. — George Bernard Shaw Consider the story... Read More
Who’s On Your Side?
Last night in one of our mastermind calls, the group recommended I get a dog. I’m not sure what they were suggesting about my life, but I’m pretty sure our cats would disagree with this assessment (note hapless kitty in canine death grip.) This illustrates the kind of helpful recommendations one can receive in a... Read More
Is Guest Posting and Commenting Enough?
“It’s all in who you know.” We’ve all heard it: You have to know “the right people” or have the right pedigree to be successful. Upon entering college, I was told to network and create alliances with influential people. These people would be instrumental in creating my future. And so I kissed up to my... Read More
How to Beat The Number One Dream Killer
Have you ever known what to do next in your business, and still not done it? Have you had any of those days when you doubt yourself? Maybe you’ve even had those moments when you considered just throwing in the towel and going back to the 9-5. If you haven’t yet, just wait . .... Read More
Don’t Set Goals . . .
Without also making them automatic. Do you set resolutions for the New Year? I’ve become a bit of a resolution curmudgeon: and not only because I’ve set goals that went nowhere – although I’ve set plenty of those. A few years ago, I wanted a new goal paradigm, a new way of looking at getting... Read More
How to Get Noticed in the New Attention Economy
There’s a moment when an online authority platform reaches its first “tipping point;” that moment a well-placed guest post brings your website a surge of traffic overnight, or a single joint venture partner email adds 1,000 new readers to your list. It seems to be the single moment that changes everything. Getting this kind of... Read More
The Art of Entrepreneurship
Which artist would you say has influenced you most? Is it a painter, writer, musician? I was one of those kids who bought a lot of records in high school. Singer-songwriters were my artists. And I was just sure that songwriters like Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell were writing lyrics just for me. Along with... Read More
Why Your Online Reputation Matters
Online Reputation? Boy, am I glad I wasn’t raised in the social media era. Kids today expose so much of their personal data and personal information on social media sites, that Google’s CEO recently suggested that they might have to change their names when they reach adulthood “to separate themselves from the Google record of... Read More
Create Leverage With a Simple Checklist
Genuine work freedom comes from leverage, and leverage comes from removing constraints like renting yourself out to a corporation, being an hourly wage earner, or even being a freelancer with limited time to earn. It may sound incredible, but something as simple as creating a checklist can turn constraints like these into real leverage by turning... Read More