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First-ever Tedx Talk and Dr. America Journey

tedx Oct 25, 2022

WOW!! What an incredible 24 hours of my life.

First off, I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you that has followed along, cheered me on, and supported me on this adventure. I am incredibly grateful for your support. 


I am typing this while on the plane back to Columbus and took a few minutes to listen to one of my favorite podcasts- Hidden Brain. 

This particular episode focused on how we think about time. This was an incredibly fitting episode to listen to at this exact moment for many reasons: 

I have about an hour left on my flight.

The last 24 hours of my life I have been looking forward to for months. 

I had 2 days away from the hustle and bustle of parenting. 

I experienced a new city- Dallas. 

So let me dig into what I learned and how it relates to my coaching background too. 

Our default mindset is time scarcity- i.e. we never have enough time to do all that we want to do and many times we find ourselves dreaming of having more time to relax and/or do what we love. 

The paradox is that we are equally unhappy when we have too little time AND too much time! 

 

It is not uncommon for folks to ask me about how busy I am.. but here is the deal. I have learned the skills to better spend my time doing the things that are most productive and aligned with my values. 

I did this in large part by reevaluating my relationship with time. 

By changing my mindset about there never being enough time.. 

And shifting it to a mindset of knowing I have enough time to do what I need to do. 

THIS is the key! 

 

So how can you start to take steps towards this shift? 

  1. Perform a time audit by writing down specifically what you are doing every 30 minutes.

  2. Rate those activities on how much joy or benefit they bring to your life.

  3. Sit down and look for areas of opportunity and work towards swapping in more joyful activities. 

 


For me, this has meant taking family time and really using it as an active way to spend time with my children- rather than just going through the motions. 

It has meant scheduling in mandatory me time- journaling, meditating, exercise. 

 

My current swap? I am working towards only checking and responding to emails twice daily. 

 

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P.S. Would you be interested in helping me blow up my TEDx talk “3 Strategies to a Successful Medical Appointment” by sharing it with your communities when it goes live on the main TED Site in a few weeks? 

This is the BEST way to help me get the word out. I am so passionate about empowering each and every one of us on how each of us more effectively navigates the broken medical system. 

The team and I are going to make it SUPER SIMPLE and I have some AWESOME $$ giveaways planned too. 

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