Okay, I am super excited to present this interview. This woman does it all. Dr. Lynn Marie Morski is a physician, lawyer, and lifelong quitter who helps physicians plan their strategic quit and ultimately, create the lives of their dreams. Her website "Quitting by Design" has so much deep content and advice. She also has a podcast that goes along with the website. (I also need to add that she is a talented yoga instructor, speaker, educator, henna artist, and the list goes on...)
I first heard Dr. Morski on the Discover your Talent podcast in which she spoke about preparing for your "big quit":
It was so fascinating that she was helping individuals orchestrate their "big quit" and that quitting was something to be proud of, and not ashamed of. Being in a nonclinical role, I always felt a little bashful when talking to other medical providers. I would brief over what I do because I hated explaining why I didn't want to do a clinical role full time, why I wanted to learn new skills. I often got the response of "why..?" along with a funny look.
The times when I've spoken to Dr. Morski, I have found her to be such a kind and humble individual. She's so willing to help others, sharing her time and experience. No matter where you are in your life and career, I know you will find much value and advice from this interview. I know I l did! Check out her website and Quit Happens podcast.
1. You’re a lawyer, physician, yoga instructor, henna artist, musician, etc, how do you do it all?! What’s a typical day in your life like? Did you design it out to be this way?
2. How did you come to starting your website? What about your podcast?
3. Where did the concept of Quitting by Design come from, and can you tell us more about it?
4. For physicians who are contemplating a change, but still working full time in a clinical role, what would you advise they do to start making the transition?
5. How does a physician know if it’s the burnout causing them to feel a need for a change, or if a change is really what they want to do?
6. When does someone know that they might need a career coach? What is a career coach exactly? How can a career coach help?
7. A lot of physicians are very scared about going into a new career, leaving behind that path they expected to go on, and not being certain of their future. What is a piece of advice you can offer them?
8. What’s the next step for you?
I love how Dr. Morski made a promise to herself that she didn't want a certain kind of life, that she acquired so many skills (yoga, law degree, medical degree, henna, playing music, etc) and puts them together like puzzle pieces to create the ideal life for her.
I'm making my two lists now too, one of what I am good at and one of what I like to do. Awesome ideas!
Can't wait until her book is out and want more interviews? Check out all her interviews at http://lynnmariemorski.com/media/