Podcast for Veterinary Professionals | Start living an empowered, joyful, balanced career as a Veterinarian, Vet Tech, Veterinary Practice Manager. You got through Vet school and thought that was the hard part. Now, you realized it was just the beginning.*Toxic work environment*Weekend shifts & on-call duty*Difficult clients & patients that don't get better*Imposter Syndrome & fear of being sued*Compassion Fatigue & burnout*Career Regret Dr. Cari Wise helps veterinary professionals create Work-Life Balance and Manage Anxiety by teaching them how to tap into their own power. She guides veterinarians, vet techs, and entire veterinary teams on a personal development journey that includes mind management, setting boundaries, building self-confidence, improving personal efficiency, and shifting thought patterns to future possibilities. She will help sort out your thoughts and beliefs, help you find the thought errors that are holding you back, and teach you how to harness the power of your mind to create exactly what you want for your life and career. As a veterinarian herself, she has been where you are and she knows your current situation is the result of all the things you didn’t learn and didn’t consider along the way. (BTW: not your fault.) Her heart breaks every time she loses a colleague to suicide and every time she hears of a colleague’s despair over the veterinary profession. Decreasing Vet Med's suicide rate isn't enough... She wants Vet Med OFF that terrible top 10 lists. Her approach is untraditional... because if traditional methods were going to work, they would have worked by now. She believes that there are no victims in VetMed. She will show you why this is true so you can take back all your power and create a life and profession you enjoy, intentionally. So let's get started! Website: https://joyfuldvm.comCommunity: https://joyfuldvm.com/communityGrowth: https://joyfuldvm.com/vetlifeacademyWork individually with Dr. Cari Wise: https://joyfuldvm.com/coaching
Intentional Consequences: The Path To Getting What You Want
Every action we take has a consequence. Some of them are positive. Others are negative. But, do you realize that your mind is conditioned to seek out the negative consequences? Are you aware that creating intentional consequences is the key to getting the clients you want and doing the practice you dream of in your Vet Med career?
In this episode, I tell a little story about the birds in my backyard and how it relates to what we all experience every day as veterinarians. I explain why avoiding negative consequences is the wrong approach to achieving what we want, and how this results in a client base for veterinarians that is less-than-ideal.
Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode:
Understand how avoiding negative consequences in veterinary practice impacts veterinarians, veterinary staff, and clients.Learn what you miss out on when you fail to focus your efforts with positive intention.Find out why trying to serve every type of veterinary client leaves you exhausted and not serving any very well, and what you can do about it.“Consequences don't have to always be negative.”
Check out these episode highlights:
03.07 - The presence of the Red-winged Blackbirds in my backyard is a story that is similar to what you are experiencing in your Vet Med career.
05.23 - What you should do so that you can cultivate more of what you want, creating intentional consequences in alignment with your goals.
08.59 - How to create an environment that attracts your ideal clients for your veterinary practice.
11.20 - Questions to ask yourself so that you can create intentional consequences and get the results you want.
13.15 - Developing the right mindset to become the best version of yourself.
15.10 - One thing you must avoid if you want to be the right fit for your ideal clients.
If you focus on what you enjoy, what you're passionate about, and what's important to you, you'll get clients who share the same values as you.Veterinary medicine isn't a roadblock if you look at it through the lens of what works for you.You will never be the right practice for anyone if you keep trying to become the right practice for everyone.Resource:
Get the support you need from Joyful DVM (www.joyfuldvm.com) to increase your joy, wellbeing, and balance so you can enjoy your life and your Vet Med career. Listen to what the Bluebirds, birdhouses, and what is holding you back have to say. (https://podcast.joyfuldvm.com/episode-11-whats-really-holding-you-back)More about the Bluebirds and the four gifts you receive from persevering in Vet Med.(https://podcast.joyfuldvm.com/episode-22-the-unexpected-gifts-vet-med-perseverance-makes-possible)Connect with me!
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Changing Sh*tty Client Behavior
Client interactions are one of the greatest stressors in veterinary medicine.
Unpleasant encounters stay with us, often looping in our minds for hours or even days…
The most disrespectful and aggressive clients are often repeated offenders.
When we see them on the schedule, our hearts sink, and dread sets in.
The impact of these clients on our mood and confidence is real.
Some say it’s “just part of the job”.
It’s this exact mentality that keeps us accepting this behavior….
It’s this mentality that keeps us trying to do things better on our end in order to change what they do on theirs…
It doesn’t work, and the impact on the mental health and personal wellbeing of veterinary professionals is tragic.
In this episode, I share my solution for changing sh*tty client behavior.
It starts with us.
Ready to take back your life beyond Vet Med?
Join us in my free workshop: RECAPTURE - https://joyfuldvm.com/recapture
(Because Vet Med was never supposed to take over your life!)
Vet Med Can't Make You Happy
Vet Med can’t make you happy.
It can’t make you unhappy either.
It does, however, enhance your awareness of your personal level of happiness.
Success and failure in veterinary medicine are intangible concepts.
They can’t be measured.
They are elusive and unattainable.
Yet, our personal belief in our own success or failure in veterinary jobs contributes greatly to our overall wellbeing.
Our beliefs squash our happiness, kill our confidence, and put into question our individual self-worth…
Vet Med was never supposed to be this powerful… and it really isn’t when we understand what’s really going on.
In this episode, I explain it all.
FREE WORKSHOP - Recapture: Life Beyond Vet Med >>> https://joyfuldvm.com/recapture
(Because Vet Med was never supposed to take over your life)
Vet Med Alignment Part 4- Score MCMF
Veterinary Career Alignment Score MCMF.
Misaligned Choice, Misaligned Fit.
Most veterinary professionals who take the Vet Med Career Alignment Scores Quiz anticipate receiving a score of MCMF Alignment because they are burned out, frustrated or unhappy. Turns out, this is the least common score received on the Vet Med Career Alignment Score quiz!
An individual with MCMF alignment chose to pursue a career in veterinary medicine for reasons other than a deep desire and calling to this work, and the type of work they are doing currently is not a good fit.
This leads those with MCMF alignment to not only question their prior decision but to judge themselves harshly for it and to believe they have compromised what's possible for them in the future as a result.
The good news... this isn't true at all!
In this episode, I explore the MCMF alignment experience, including the types of opportunities available to this unique population.
To determine your Vet Med Career Alignment Score visit https://joyfuldvm.com/quiz
Vet Med Alignment Part 3- Score ACMF
Veterinary Career Alignment Score ACMF.
Aligned Choice, Misaligned Fit.
ACMF Alignment is the most common score on the Vet Med Career Alignment Score quiz.
An individual with ACMF alignment made an intentional, focused choice to pursue a career in veterinary medicine but the type of work they are doing currently is not a good fit.
Their awareness of the bad fit, especially if they have experienced multiple bad fit jobs, can lead ACMF aligned people to believe they made a wrong choice pursuing a veterinary career.
For this reason, the AC part of this score can feel very confusing.
In this episode, I explore the ACMF alignment experience, including the types of opportunities available to this unique population.
To determine your Vet Med Career Alignment Score visit: https://joyfuldvm.com/quiz
Vet Med Alignment Part 2: Score ACAF
Veterinary Career Alignment Score ACAF.
Aligned Choice, Aligned Fit.
An individual with ACAF alignment made an intentional, focused choice to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. The type of work they currently do is also a good fit.
They are likely restless.
ACAF Aligned people are often surprised by their results because they often take the Career Alignment Score assessment because they feel like something is missing in their lives.
What they are recognizing is the desire for something more than what they currently have...
The need for a new challenge or goal...
Dissatisfaction with the status quo...
This is all intentional!
In this episode, I explore the ACAF alignment experience, including the types of opportunities available to this unique population.
To determine your Vet Med Career Alignment Score visit, https://joyfuldvm.com/quiz
Bad client behavior
I’m grateful that I found this podcast. It is uplifting and empowering. Just finished listening to the episode about crappy clients. I know we all see this too often. It was enlightening to be reminded that when we appease these jerks we are just giving them positive reinforcement for their bad behavior. Thank you for talking about this!!!
So glad I found this!
I am so glad I found this podcast! I struggle with all the things that Cari talks about - anxiety, imposter syndrome, clients and long hourse, etc. She has really been able to offer some coping mechanisms for me that will change how I view my job and my life. Thank you!
I’ve only listened to episode 1 and I already feel the most hopeful that I have in months.