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Happy physicians deliver better care and better outcomes. That’s why you can’t afford not to advocate for yourself.

Simply Worth It helps female physicians like you get the comp package you want, deliver great care, & stay in practice longer.

Hosted by Linda Street, board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist & life coach specializing in physician negotiations. 

Simply Worth It: Physician Negotiations with Dr. Linda Street Doctor Podcast Network

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    • 5.0 • 89 Ratings

Happy physicians deliver better care and better outcomes. That’s why you can’t afford not to advocate for yourself.

Simply Worth It helps female physicians like you get the comp package you want, deliver great care, & stay in practice longer.

Hosted by Linda Street, board-certified Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist & life coach specializing in physician negotiations. 

    Holidays are Perfect for Transformational Conversations: Here's How to Make Them Happen with Ali Novitsky

    Holidays are Perfect for Transformational Conversations: Here's How to Make Them Happen with Ali Novitsky

    Conversations - the ones we have with ourselves, and the ones we have with others - are such everyday, autopilot things, we can easily forget how powerful they can be. 
     
    By fine-tuning our conversational skills, we can tap into a world of possibilities and create moments of transformation, whether it’s in your next negotiation, or at the dinner table over the holidays. 
     
    What are the ingredients of a transformational conversation? How do we get past the natural tendencies that make it hard for us to open up? 
     
    In this special throwback episode, I’m joined by certified life coach, fitness enthusiast, podcast host, and founder of Life Coaching For Women Physicians, Ali Novitsky. We talk about the power of upping our conversational intelligence.  



    Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode
     
    - How to identify an opening for a transformational conversation
    Is every interaction an opportunity to go beyond an informational exchange? 
     
    - High trust vs. low trust conversations
    Transformational conversations are built on vulnerability. How do we remove the protective mechanisms that keep us from it? 
     
    - How to take the cortisol out of our conversations 
    How do we have more conversations in a curious, brainstorming mode instead of being attached to a specific outcome and direction?
     
     
    Guest Bio 
     
    Ali Novitsky is a certified life coach, fitness enthusiast, podcast host, and founder of Life Coaching For Women Physicians. Board-certified in Obesity Medicine, her program focuses on overcoming the challenges that physicians face and transforming their thoughts so that they can become the fittest version of themselves in Mind and Body.

    For more information visit https://www.lifecoachingforwomenphysicians.com.

    • 32 min
    The Double-Edged Sword of Gratitude & How to Get on its Right Side

    The Double-Edged Sword of Gratitude & How to Get on its Right Side

    Gratitude is one of those things we’re socialized to believe is always positive, but there’s a lot more nuance to it.
     
    Sometimes saying thank you can go a long way, other times we use gratitude as an excuse to not ask.
     
    What are the advantages of showing gratitude?
     
    Where can gratitude take a turn for the negative?
     
    In this episode, I talk about how to make sure your ‘thank you’ is working for you and not against you at the negotiating table.
     
     
    Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
     
    - A powerful way to bridge your ask 
    How can we use gratitude to melt the ice in a negotiation? 
     
    - The built-in social capital of negotiation 
    Why is it so important to express gratitude to the people who help pave the way to a great outcome?
     
    - Where gratitude hurts your goals
    Can gratitude keep us trapped in a job that’s not serving us?

    • 10 min
    They Can’t Read Your Mind: How to Communicate What You Need From Your Job

    They Can’t Read Your Mind: How to Communicate What You Need From Your Job

    To have a job that truly serves us and allows us to thrive at the highest level, certain boundaries and conditions need to be present. We may be acutely aware of what these things are for ourselves, but our employers can’t read our minds. 
     
    We have to express our unique needs and spell them out so we can get the support we need to thrive in our jobs. 
     
    How do we get key decision-makers to understand the day-to-day challenges we have in our jobs and the improvements we need? 
     
    In this episode, I talk about how to express what you require to be your best (and happiest) at work.  
     
     
    Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
     
    - Why our employers might not understand what we’re dealing with
    The people who make the decisions on what our day-to-day looks like are removed from our everyday clinical work. How do we let them in on what we’re experiencing in a way they will understand?  
     
    - What we need to perform optimally 
    How do you maximize the things you’re best equipped and most happy doing and minimize the soul-crushing aspects of the job? 
     
    - The effect of voicing what we need to thrive in our jobs
    Retaining physicians is of utmost importance, especially now. How can we create space for our employers to support us?

    • 15 min
    Victory Hangovers: What to Do When a Huge Win Feels Underwhelming

    Victory Hangovers: What to Do When a Huge Win Feels Underwhelming

    Big wins, leaps, and accomplishments are often associated with endorphin-rich highs and tons of elation, but what happens when the joy is short-lived, and we’re left feeling a little underwhelmed about the whole thing? 
     
    Sometimes the after-effect of a win is more anticlimactic than we thought it would be, and that’s totally okay. Victory hangovers are a natural part of growing as a person, we won’t always have the warm and fuzzies when we achieve something great. 
     
    How do we deal with all the feelings that come with a win? 
     
    In this episode, we talk about why we feel low after doing something really great. 



    Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
     
    - Why moments of accomplishment bring up unexpected feelings
    A huge part of growth is adjusting to a new set point for ourselves - is that what makes a win feel anticlimactic? 
     
    - How to avoid a spiral into full-on negativity 
    After a victory, our brains may offer less-than-helpful thoughts that can sabotage us, how do we shut them down?
     
    - Embracing the emotional rollercoaster of growth
    How do we make room for every emotion that comes with a victory hangover?

    • 15 min
    Does Your Body Language Match Your Ask? A Guide to Non-Verbal Influence

    Does Your Body Language Match Your Ask? A Guide to Non-Verbal Influence

    When we show up to a negotiation (or any conversation for that matter) it’s not just the words we say that make the ask, our body language does some speaking of its own too. 
     
    If we’re making a big, bold ask, but our body language screams small - our words won’t pack as much of a punch, making it very confusing for the person on the other end. 
     
    How do we create more alignment between our words and our body language? How do we make sure our confidence is equally heard and felt? 
     
    In this episode, I share a golden nugget from Kasia Urbaniak’s Unbound: A Woman's Guide to Power and how to fine-tune our non-verbal communication skills. 
     
     
    Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
     
    - How to enter a negotiation with dominant energy
    How do we make sure the energy of influence is going outward to the person we’re making the ask to, instead of being internalized?
     
    - Why body language carries into our voices
    In a virtual setup, can our body language be palpable even if it’s not visible?
     
    - How to exude confidence and influence
    Why is it so easy to grant the request of a charismatic person and how do we tap into that energy?

    • 14 min
    How to Wear Your Boundaries Like Armor & Protect What Matters Most...Your Health with Dr. Sasha Shillcutt

    How to Wear Your Boundaries Like Armor & Protect What Matters Most...Your Health with Dr. Sasha Shillcutt

    Boundaries are associated with protecting ourselves from negativity, and even great things can become toxic without boundaries. 
     
    Many of us love our jobs, but because we have so much on our plates, we’re always one stressful moment away from completely falling apart.
     
    In healthcare, it feels like we’re caught between accepting burnout as part of the job and quitting entirely. So is there a happier medium? 
     
    How do we overcome this internal tug-of-war between what’s healthy for us and what burns us out? 
     
    In this episode, I’m thrilled to be joined by the founder/CEO of Brave Enough and author of “Brave Boundaries: Strategies to Say No, Stand Strong and Take Control of Your Time” Dr. Sasha Shillcutt. She shares how to set boundaries so we stop over-functioning and stretching ourselves too thin.



    Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
     
    - Where our over-functioning stems from 
    Could our struggle with boundaries have little to do with ego or an over-identification with our careers?
     
    - The first boundary we have to set at work 
    One major cause of burnout and stress is responsibilities that aren’t even part of our job description. How do we protect ourselves from this pain point?
     
    - Why our boundaries allow us to protect what’s good
    The hardest boundaries to set are with the people we care about most. How do we have those hard conversations?
     
     
    Guest Bio 
     
    Dr. Sasha Shillcutt is a physician, gender equity researcher, speaker, founder/CEO of Brave Enough, wife, mom, and author of “Brave Boundaries: Strategies to Say No, Stand Strong and Take Control of Your Time”. She teaches women work-life control through courses and community. 

    For more information head to https://www.becomebraveenough.com and buy Sasha’s book here.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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89 Ratings

89 Ratings

Dr. Sharon Grossman ,

It takes negotiation to get to a win-win

When you try to straddle work and parenting while also keeping your sanity, you need to learn to negotiate. I love how this show tackles the various aspects of negotiation. Simply amazing. 💗

GutGirlMD ,

Well worth your time!

This concise podcast packs it all in!
Real estate negotiations, time and money scarcity, knowing our worth, analyzing our habits and so much more each in less than 20 minutes! I’m so grateful for your work, your passion and your fabulous guests- Thank you for making medicine a better place!

Dr Latifat ,

MoneyFItMD

Dr Linda is going great work with this podcast. I love recommending and listening. Physicians deserve to do the great work we love and deserve to be paid well for it. Thank you for sharing valuable content . ❤️❤️

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