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This podcast looks into the minds of cutting-edge and innovative doctors. You won't find these stories in any medical textbook. You're getting real, live insight from men and women pushing the envelope beyond medicine.

Docs Outside The Box - Ordinary Doctors Doing Extraordinary Things Dr. Nii Darko

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 462 Ratings

This podcast looks into the minds of cutting-edge and innovative doctors. You won't find these stories in any medical textbook. You're getting real, live insight from men and women pushing the envelope beyond medicine.

    This one lesson of 2021 will be MY key to 2022 success!

    This one lesson of 2021 will be MY key to 2022 success!

    Dr. Nii talks about the most important lesson he learned in 2021. He will be using this to change the trajectory of his life & business in 2022. Take a listen to see if this will help you also.
     
    Key Quote of Atomic Habits:
    “You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Your goal is your desired outcome. Your system is the collection of daily habits that will get you there...This year, spend less time focusing on outcomes and more time focusing on the habits that precede the results.”
     
    Resources:
    Atomic Habits
    Show Your Work
    Will
     
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    • 33 min
    Feds loan "forgiveness" coming?; Plans for 2022

    Feds loan "forgiveness" coming?; Plans for 2022

    Nii reads recent podcast reviews
    President Biden extends pause of student loan repayment
    Nii & Renee what to expect from the podcast for 2022
    Your 21-year-old self wanted to go to med school, as a 35-year-old…do you HAVE to follow through??
    The family theme for 2022
     
    Resources:
    J. Cole - The Off-Season
    Cleo Sol - Mother
    Awkward Black Girl



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    • 1 hr 5 min
    How doctors can find the right jobs that fit their lifestyles

    How doctors can find the right jobs that fit their lifestyles

    Life: “What do you want?”
    You: “Umm..huh?”


    Life: “Yeah, what do you want from a job opportunity? Like, haven’t you thought about how many times a week you want to operate? You sure you want 7 hours of clinic on Mondays?”
    You: “Wow, nobody has ever asked me that. Are you sure you’re talking to me?”
     
    Life: “Of course, I’m talking to you!”
    You: “7 hours of clinic?!?! On Mondays?! Just reminds me of residency. I’ve always dreamed of having Mondays off, then working 4 days of the week. Is that asking too much?”
     
    Life: “Dude, this is your life! You spent all these years working with other peoples’ schedules, sacrificing your own preferences. C’mon, it’s time to cash in.
    You: “Well, if you say so. Mondays off, need a Physician Assistant for rounding.
    Life: “Okay, that’s all?!?”
    You: “I’m starting to like this! I can get used to this.”



    Yes everyone, I know I made this conversation seem easy. It’s your life though, what do you want out of it? Okay, maybe having the answers to life is hard, but knowing how and when you want to work shouldn’t be. 
    In this episode, Amy Knoup, Senior Provider Recruiter with Provider Solutions & Development jumps on to talk about alternative job situations. We’re even talking about asking for telehealth or even Urgent Care opportunities. You just gotta ask!


    Resources:
    Amy Knoup, Senior Provider Recruiter
     
    This episode is sponsored by:
    Provider Solutions & Development. Experts in holistic career coaching – check them out at info.psdconnect.org/docsoutsidethebox
    Twitter: @PSDConnects
    Facebook: @PSDConnects
    LinkedIN: Provider Solutions & Development

    • 29 min
    Locum doctor vs. plumber; Hasan Minhaj's DO "apology"

    Locum doctor vs. plumber; Hasan Minhaj's DO "apology"

    11 Doctors to Follow on Instagram
     
    A long-time listener has a dilemma about how to handle negotiating a locums contract with a hospital.
    Hasan Minhaj “apology” video - The DOctors want to kill me
    Signout:
    -Nas & Showtime debut a documentary on the legendary Video Music Box TV show 
    -Nii spent almost $800 on a Transformer Optimus Prime
    -Shout to Dr. Kenneth Wilson (Medical Director, University of Chicago Trauma Center)
     




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    • 49 min
    This app makes real estate investing easy for busy professionals

    This app makes real estate investing easy for busy professionals

    Renee and I are looking for another real estate property! With each property, we want to know once they are purchased how soon can we start cash flowing those bad boys! There are numbers that we gotta run to make sure we know what we’re getting into. Long story short, it takes work but definitely, ANYBODY can do this. 
    Currently, we live in New Jersey and it’s a little too expensive for our blood.  So we are looking in Houston for our next property. Here’s the problem, how do you properly assess a house if you don’t know the lay of the land locally? 
    Still do-able. As a matter of fact, folks do it all the time. If you’re listening to this podcast more than likely you’re a busy professional who is trying to balance a lot. What if there was a system to make investing in long-distance properties easy?
    That’s where Awning comes in. Awning is an online platform that helps busy professionals grow their net worth through real estate. We’re talking about a platform that takes you through identifying properties all the way suggesting local property managers so you can find tenants. 
    In this episode, the CEO of Awning - Shri Ganeshram, and the Hed of Brokerage Operations - Andreis Bergeron are talking about their platform and what it can do for you. 
     
    Things we talked about:
    -What does Wall Street investing in real estate properties mean for you
    -The difference between investing in real estate and the stock market
    -Is the rate of return or cash flow more important in a recession
    -How much does Awning cost you
     
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    • 33 min
    How not choosing student loan forgiveness gave this doctor and her husband career freedom and three kids (part 2)

    How not choosing student loan forgiveness gave this doctor and her husband career freedom and three kids (part 2)

    We’re back with part 2 of our talk with Dr. Adaira Landry. In part 1, we learned about why she paid off over $200,000 of student loan debt in 3 years. In this episode, we’re going to get into how she did it.  
    She also touches on investing AND paying off debt at the same time. Often times they say opposites attract in life; she also gets into the differences in how she was raised to think about money versus her husband’s upbringing.
     
    Resources:
    Public Service Loan Forgiveness
    Dr. Adaira Landry (Twitter)


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    This episode is sponsored by:
    Set For Life Insurance. What the Darkos use for great disability insurance at a low cost!! Check them out at www.setforlifeinsurance.com
     
    Locum Story. Learn how locum tenens help doctors make more, and have the lifestyle they deserve!. Check them out at www.locumstory.com

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
462 Ratings

462 Ratings

FrancophoneMD ,

Refreshingly honest and entertaining

Bravo to Drs Nii and Renee for their successful dynamic on this show. While I enjoyed listening to Dr Nii solo, I feel this duo brings a unique energy and look forward to each new episode. As an early career physician myself, I appreciate their candid approach to personal finance and professional issues.

Dr. Derrick Barnes ,

Exceptional and Inspiring

Dr Nii and Dr Renee have become the dynamic duo of podcasting. Their real world experience and knowledge is always right on time. I enjoy the rawness of their podcast and have been following from the very beginning and this podcast has developed into my all time top source to hear what is going on in the world of Doctors doing extraordinary things. Thank you for answering my question in near real time on air, I am honored and thankful that you took the time to do so. Keep up the great work! I look forward to what’s ahead for the show. If there were 10 stars to give, you’ve got my vote. Happy New Year

QBrill ,

Funny and Informative

This show is a must for medical professionals and Grey’s Anatomy fans who would like a window into the real world of medicine and the doctors who practice. Exceptional and a pleasure to listen.

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