Physician Life Coaching Topics
All of this begs a question. What areas of our lives stand to benefit the most from physician life coaching?
Honestly, the sky is the limit, but before we answer the questions, let me introduce concept to you called “Buffering”.
Buffering is what we do when we choose to do something in order to avoid a negative emotion that we don’t want to experience. This negative emotion might be anxiety, depression, overwhelm, or anger. You might buffer these emotions by overeating, overdrinking alcohol, or overworking.
So, you can see that there are some obvious areas where coaching could stand to help.
Here is a high-yield list of the ways that physician life coaching stands to benefit most doctors:
- How to become a better husband or dad.
- Finding work-life balance.
- Decreasing burnout.
- How to have tough conversations with your chair/CEO/boss
- Dealing with buffering (overdrinking, overworking).
- Helping to combat feeling overwhelmed.
- How to take massive action instead of delaying that “dream” career.
- Pursuing entrepreneurial efforts inside or outside of medicine (side gigs, anyone?).
- Money coaching to help provide financial freedom.
Honestly, the sky is the limit here. There isn’t an area of life that doesn’t fit into the model or that you couldn’t improve through Physician Life Coaching.
The Secret Ingredient: Self-Coaching
Everything above may sound too good to be true, but its not. There is a secret ingredient that lets life coaching work, and it is inside of you.
No, really. It is.
Every answer you need is within you. You just need someone to help you find it, practice it, and hold you accountable to believing it.
It is a coach’s job to help choices/decisions you make unintentionally to become a very intentional decision. For example, if you overdrink to avoid a three-nager (aka a 3-year old with a 13-year-old’s attitude) yelling at you while you homeschool two children on your days off when all you want to do is take a break…. there is a way to fix that.
How do I know? Because that was me before Life Coaching.
I learned, through coaching, that I needed to reset that dopaminergic system where I learned Stress = Urge to Drink = Hit of Dopamine. If I could learn to change my thoughts about the situation or to simply watch my stress when it happened (instead of acting on it automatically to get that hit of dopamine), then I could choose to drink when I want and how much I want.
Now, I decide on how much and what I’ll drink 24 hours in advance, and never drink without that happening. I’ve avoided overdrinking 99% of the time since I started this journey.
The crazy part is that the answer was inside of me all the time. It just took life coaching to help me realize it.
While your problem may not be overdrinking (and maybe something else on that list above)… physician life coaching can help.
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Nice man! I’ve tried to do the same with drinking and also suffer from that Stress = Urge to Drink = Hit of Dopamine with the kids. I am now Stress = Urge to read TPP = Hit of Dopamine.
Best of luck in your new endeavor! I am sure you will be successful. I can’t agree more about how important mindset is in our overall personal well being. The path to becoming a physician rewards intense and singular focus. Too often, we allow this to become our ONLY focus however creating an immense amount of stress. Breaking this habit and re focusing on well being will not only make us better parents, spouses etc but much better doctors as well. Congrats on your success and thanks you for leading the charge.
The Prudent Plastic Surgeon
I’m a chiropractor do you only coach MDs ?
I’m fantasizing about quitting
we coach a variety of doctors (dentists, chiropractors, physicians, etc)