Success for many people is an elusive quality and the ways and means used to accomplish it vary widely. Also, because success is a personal and sometimes unique standard, our goals and measurement of success are typically quite different.
Some of the important elements that routinely show up in the lives of successful people include planning, commitment, specific knowledge, perseverance and action. For some of us, success is measured by material wealth, for others, it may be public acclaim, leadership in your field, or maybe the ability to change the lives of others for the better. At all times, having a guide or coach to help you attain your goal is invaluable.
The CelebrityExperts® in this book offer you a variety of ideas and Success Strategies. Their experience can help you accomplish your objectives in a more timely and efficient manner – especially if you avoid making the same mistakes that they made along the way.
The Art of Human Care is the ultimate lifesaving success strategy. I know this because the art of human care, embodied in purpose, personalization, and partnership, saved my life. At every stage of my medical career, I lost friends and colleagues to burnout, a departure from the profession of medicine, and, in extreme cases, suicide. Friends and colleagues that will never practice the art of human care because of a life cut short. Doctors who will never save a life because no one could help save their life. Twenty years ago, the term, “burnout” was not as well defined or studied as it is today. A 2019 Harvard study by Joel Goh and colleagues determined the problem of burnout was not just a problem impacting physician happiness. Burnout has severe implications for healthcare and costs an estimated $4.6 billion, due to reduced hours, turn over, and the expenses associated with finding and replacing physicians that leave the profession.
Burnout among physicians is roughly double that of the general population and, yet, the root cause of the problem is multifactorial—including emotional exhaustion, feelings of cynicism, detachment from work, and low personal accomplishment. Over the past ten years, I reflected deeply on this subject, thought about my friends and colleagues lost to burnout, depression, and suicide...