“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.
Or do you want to be right?
Recently I was in a meeting with my management team.
One isn’t better than the other.
We all have different personas; the child, the warrior, the sage etc.
Is a feeling.
Entrepreneurs and doctors are similar in many ways.
Recently, I had an experience that led to a decision that on the outside might have seemed rapid and reckless.
Recently I met someone who inspired me to my very core; where they’ve come from, what they believe in, what they are doing, who they are, the integrity and courage they live with, the way they are living, the choices they are making, the trust they choose to live with…
They say the man who is going to live to 150 has already been born.