412 – Working On (Not Just In) Your Practice

This phrase is borrowed from Michael Gerber’s classic, “The e-Myth”. Originally written for business owners (entrepreneurs), the idea applies to physicians also.

Physicians are the leaders of healthcare. But the traditions of medicine teach you to work IN their practice instead of also ON your practice. This means that while you are busy busy busy healing patients, other parties have usurped and intercepted your spot and put regulations and other handcuffs on you.

This episode introduces a bigger picture so that you can engage on a higher level if you so choose.

412 – Working On (Not Just In) Your Practice

This phrase is borrowed from Michael Gerber’s classic, “The e-Myth”. Originally written for business owners (entrepreneurs), the idea applies to physicians also.

Physicians are the leaders of healthcare. But the traditions of medicine teach you to work IN their practice instead of also ON your practice. This means that while you are busy busy busy healing patients, other parties have usurped and intercepted your spot and put regulations and other handcuffs on you.

This episode introduces a bigger picture so that you can engage on a higher level if you so choose.

411: Margin Is Leverage

We talk a LOT about margin in this podcast – and it recently occured to me that margin is simply a means to an end.

Margin gives you the time to follow my friend Dr. Bill Yount’s mantra which is to Pause-Plan-Pivot.

What’s even better than margin longterm? LEVERAGE.

And in addition to Time Leverage, you can also Leverage your social connections so that you scale yourself in new ways – and become even more effective.

411: Margin Is Leverage

We talk a LOT about margin in this podcast – and it recently occured to me that margin is simply a means to an end.

Margin gives you the time to follow my friend Dr. Bill Yount’s mantra which is to Pause-Plan-Pivot.

What’s even better than margin longterm? LEVERAGE.

And in addition to Time Leverage, you can also Leverage your social connections so that you scale yourself in new ways – and become even more effective.

410 – Physicians Are The Leaders of Healthcare

In healthcare, Physicians – not executives, nurses, or politicians – are the ones who hold the highest levels of licensing to do the most extensive levels of care. They are the ones who lead the procedural teams and make things happen. A lot of the culture and morale depends on the physician.

I am stepping away from other voices to urge physicians to work WITH administrators instead of perpetuating the “us vs them” default.

We need you – physician – at the table of leadership so that you can create common sense policies that serve patients best.

As we sadly see played out daily in politics, a house divided cannot stand. It’s going to take a unified front with administration to make this happen. You belong there, you can do it – physicians are the leaders of healthcare.

410 – Physicians Are The Leaders of Healthcare

In healthcare, Physicians – not executives, nurses, or politicians – are the ones who hold the highest levels of licensing to do the most extensive levels of care. They are the ones who lead the procedural teams and make things happen. A lot of the culture and morale depends on the physician.

I am stepping away from other voices to urge physicians to work WITH administrators instead of perpetuating the “us vs them” default.

We need you – physician – at the table of leadership so that you can create common sense policies that serve patients best.

As we sadly see played out daily in politics, a house divided cannot stand. It’s going to take a unified front with administration to make this happen. You belong there, you can do it – physicians are the leaders of healthcare.

409 – Michael Scott Promises

Is there a point where ambitious promises – like healthcare for all (including non and not-yet-citizens) are actually so irrationally ambitious that the act of making the promise becomes cruel?

Not for healthcare workers whose backs bear the weight of the promises, but the voters who naively support politicians who make unsustainable pledges for votes? Is it even appropriate or legal of me to ask this politically incorrect question?

Yes, I’m alluding to the Most. Cringeworthy. Episode of The Office S6E12 “Michael Scott’s Tots” – where we see a rarely seen side of what happens when OverPromise meets UnderDelivered. (BTW – Like you, I also want to find real solutions for real human needs – but perhaps there’s a wiser way to go about it.)

I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on this (before you flag me)!

409 – Michael Scott Promises

Is there a point where ambitious promises – like healthcare for all (including non and not-yet-citizens) are actually so irrationally ambitious that the act of making the promise becomes cruel?

Not for healthcare workers whose backs bear the weight of the promises, but the voters who naively support politicians who make unsustainable pledges for votes? Is it even appropriate or legal of me to ask this politically incorrect question?

Yes, I’m alluding to the Most. Cringeworthy. Episode of The Office S6E12 “Michael Scott’s Tots” – where we see a rarely seen side of what happens when OverPromise meets UnderDelivered. (BTW – Like you, I also want to find real solutions for real human needs – but perhaps there’s a wiser way to go about it.)

I would LOVE to hear your thoughts on this (before you flag me)!

408 – 3 Benefits of Conversations On Demand

We all hate Single Use Plastics – but Single Use Conversations are even more unsustainable for you and your practice.

Conversations On Demand are pre-recorded, prescribable audio links for patients 24/7.

In this episode Nathan reveals benefits like the:
– “ShotClock” (for times when you need to move forward quickly,
– “Teddy Bear” (for that soothing (recorded) bedside manner voice when the patient needs it)
– “Bouncer” (for avoiding lose/lose conversations about unpopular changes or policies especially when you aren’t responsible for them).

These are a little tongue-in-cheek however they DO provide examples of how a little sustainability thinking can go a LONG way to win your list today.

408 – 3 Benefits of Conversations On Demand

We all hate Single Use Plastics – but Single Use Conversations are even more unsustainable for you and your practice.

Conversations On Demand are pre-recorded, prescribable audio links for patients 24/7.

In this episode Nathan reveals benefits like the:
– “ShotClock” (for times when you need to move forward quickly,
– “Teddy Bear” (for that soothing (recorded) bedside manner voice when the patient needs it)
– “Bouncer” (for avoiding lose/lose conversations about unpopular changes or policies especially when you aren’t responsible for them).

These are a little tongue-in-cheek however they DO provide examples of how a little sustainability thinking can go a LONG way to win your list today.