Debra Muth has learned from her own frustration at being overworked and is now sharing that learning with other doctors.
What’s your story?
Six years ago I found myself frustrated and burnt out with medicine. Feeling as though what I was doing didn’t matter.
I was working too many hours. Afraid to take time away for fear of losing money.
Struggling to find the right personnel to fulfill my vision. Unable to figure out how to scale my practice. I was unable to see myself ever being able to retire. Once I implemented a 5 pillar process I was able to successfully build and scale my practice with fewer hours in the office.
What excites you most about your industry?
We get to impact the lives of so many people. We get to really make a difference not only in clients/patients but also in other providers.
What drives you in business to push beyond what other people consider normal?
I love to see things progress and change. I love being the person who is a leader in our industry. Because it assists my clients so much if I keep myself educated and growing. I want to leave a legacy of young providers to continue what I and so many others have started. Teaching practitioners brings me as much joy as serving my clients.
What have been the most useful skills you have learnt and applied in your journey?
Perception is what makes or breaks your day. Everything is about our thoughts. If a challenge comes up I can let it get to me or I can see how we can improve what we are doing so it doesn’t happen again.
What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?
It’s not all about you!
Who inspires you?
Wayne Dyer is my spiritual advisor. Doctors like Doris Rapp, Jeff Bland and Wayne Konetzki, who helped me start, inspire me. They love what they do even at 70-80 years plus. They taught me to be curious and always ask questions.
What have you learnt recently that blew you away?
I can be a wisher, a watcher, or a doer. it is my choice and regardless of which I chose someone will not be happy with me. So chose to be bigger than life and let the wishers and watchers do and say what they will. Because they will not matter anyway.
If you had your time again, what would you do differently?
I would tell my 20-year-old self that life will be hilly and there will be valleys. How you decide to ride them is up to you. I would have decided to ride them faster, harder, and with more passion and less negativity. Because I would end up in the same place eventually.
How do you unwind?
I walk every day and meditate at the end of every day.
What is a major mindset change, belief shift or ‘ah ha’ moment that you’ve experienced in relation to your business?
Not all my employees are in the same place. They don’t care about my business as I do and they don’t have to. But because they don’t know what I know doesn’t mean they are trying to sabotage things on purpose.
Everyone in business should read this book:
Shameless plug for your business:
I can teach medical practitioners to build a 10-15K a day practice that doesn’t require them to be there every day.
How can people connect with you?
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This interview is part of the CallumConnects series.