What most providers fail to realize is that they have let circumstances push, shove, or even nudge them off course for what they set out to do in the first place.
Obviously, no one got into medicine so that they could get to go to war with the bureaucrats, the drama queens, and the policy storm troopers, but you no longer have to let the villains win.
Make no mistake, if you are experiencing provider burnout or compassion fatigue, they ARE winning.
The good news is that you can defeat these external villains and live an amazing life as a medical professional, but to do that, you must recognize the role that the internal villains have been playing in sabotaging your success.
I call these internal villains guilt, fear, doubt, worry, and overwhelm, and I have had to develop several serious strategies for rendering them obsolete, while simultaneously empowering MY INNER SUPER HEROES.
Here’s a little trick I’ve learned to use:
Whenever life begins to overwhelm me, I close my eyes and visualize myself stepping into a phone booth, changing into my super suit, and putting on my hero mask.
Then, I take a deep breath, and I commit to taking action in some way.
As a 30 year veteran of the health care work force, there have been countless times where I felt confused, frustrated, and helpless.
When that happens, those internal villains begin to taunt me and I hate that.
I used to get upset, angry, and frustrated.
One day, I was so far behind that I had no choice but to laugh.
With no other real choice, I simply decided to make a game of it and spontaneously hollered out: “DA, DA, DA, DA, DA-SUPER COREY TO THE RESCUE!!”
An interesting thing happened.
Suddenly, I felt empowered, and the team around me seemed to fire up as well.
Before I knew what was happening, we were completely caught up, and it was quitting time.
You are not your current situation and circumstance.
When life gets stupid, you have to get smarter. Or, at least more imaginative.
Make today the day you started making a habit of visualizing what you want and not what you don’t want.
You will be amazed at how much easier you will defeat those villains; internal, external, or otherwise.
If you would like to learn more about becoming A Super Hero Provider, or at least a less stressed one, click the button below and schedule a call with me.
I’ll help you become the most heroic version of yourself yet.