Money Meets Medicine Podcast

MMM #19: Hell Yes Policy

2019 was a rough year for me.  I thought I was burned out, and it turned out to be a mixture of depression and anxiety caused by Grave’s disease.  Regardless of the cause, the struggle led me to create something called my Hell Yes Policy – which was part of what saved me during that time.  Have you learned to say no to some things so that you can say Hell Yes to others?  Learn how in this episode.


What You’ll Learn:

In this episode of Money Meets Medicine, you’ll learn all about why I enacted my Hell Yes Policy and: 

  • Why saying no can save your life!
  • Why I enacted my personal Hell No Policy.
  • My battle with Graves Disease.
  • When to draw lines in the sand especially as a young doctor. 
  • And more!

Quote to Remember 

What if I told you your happiness may actually hinge on saying no instead of saying yes?”

“I like helping people. I want to say yes to the things that matter most to me.”

“I want to be a good doctor and all this other stuff, but I want to be a good dad and a husband.”

“Happiness is reality minus expectations.”

Resources from the Episode:

Why I Adopted The “Hell Yes” Policy

4 Ways to Draw Lines in the Sand at Work

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Listener Question of the Week:

Today’s listener question comes from soon to be Dr. Molly Parries from Twitter – The future Dr. Parries is starting medical school in the fall:

I would LOVE to hear about how to start off on the right foot with med school debt, what steps to take before/during med school to best manage debt, and anything else you/other docs wish you would have known going into/during med school.

Each episode, we are going to start including listener questions as they are provided to us.  So, if you have a specific question you’d like answered on the podcast reach out to us!  Email [email protected] or [email protected]



  1. Stephen

    I love this podcast!

    Shortly before finishing residency, a young attending whom I admire very much, and who’s productivity is nothing short of superhuman, shared similar safe advice about the power of “No.”

    Saying “No” to people can still be very anxiety-provoking for me. But never once have I regretted saying “No,” to an “opportunity” when that’s what my gut was telling me.

    May we all live our Hell Yes life!


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