“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”
Thirty-seven years ago I was born into a family that instilled in me the belief that anything is possible.
Thirty years ago my grandfather gave me the idea that one day I might become a doctor.
Twenty years ago I decided that I would become a doctor.
Eighteen years ago I worked my ass off to get in to medical school.
Twelve years ago I sustained a life-threatening head injury that caused me to re-evaluate my life and its direction and up my game.
Eleven years ago I graduated as a doctor.
Ten years ago I started MedRecruit to evolve how doctors live and work.
Three years ago I began researching doctor wellbeing and the impact of stress on their practice.
Last week I was asked by the World Medical Association to speak at their annual General Assembly in Taiwan to the working group tasked with reviewing the Declaration of Geneva.
Next week I’ll be speaking to them.
Then what? Will I play a part in evolving the principles of our profession and improving the delivery of healthcare from here on?
The position you are in today is not so much a result of what you do today, but rather it is a result of what you have done your entire life
If you want to be successful tomorrow, start today.
There’s a tendency to gather information, and more information, and more information, indefinitely if a decision is important.
Your next 40 years will be determined by your next ten years.
A mantra I live by in business is, ‘tolerance is the enemy of excellence.’
Functional fixes are not solutions for existential misalignments.
If you’re buying your lunch from someone, what happens if he’s 20cms shorter than you?
It’s almost certain that what’s being agreed isn’t fully understood.
Don’t be a dick.
Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: “My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.”
In tennis, the majority of the game is spent volleying.
I own a wealth management company called MedCapital