A couple of months ago I had the privilege of being a guest on the High Impact Physician podcast with Sandy Scott. I had been introduced to Sandy via Dr. Mark Greenawald, a personal mentor and amazing human being. He even recently brought one of his own creations to life with his PeerRx website and program.

The title of Sandy’s podcast alone humbled me in an instant. I had never seen myself as a physician of high impact, but simply a physician trying to do the best I could with the tools that I possessed. But what I learned is that each one of us is in a position to have an impact on others whether we know it or not.

Sandy and I hit it off right from the beginning. Exploring the ins and outs of vulnerability, accountability, empathy and compassion. Taking a deeper look into what makes us tick day after day. Unraveling those inconsistencies that cause us to lose ground. And because we were connecting so well, we had to schedule a second appointment as we knew that together we could indeed achieve more, and that the achievement brewing between us could indeed have an impact on anyone who might choose to listen.

What happened for Sandy and I during our three conversations, from our introductory call, to two podcast recordings, was something that can happen for any of us, in any meeting with another human being:


All it takes is an open mind to learn more. A willingness to take a chance. A desire to let yourself be uncomfortable. It’s in our vulnerabilities that we truly grow and it’s our curiosity that keeps us yearning for more.

And then, it was perhaps magical. I had outlined this little blog piece and the next day in the mail I received this card from Sandy herself:

What can you do right now, today, to allow yourself to grow? Perhaps there has never been a better time to grab a pen and piece of paper to start outlining where you want to be tomorrow, next month and next year. Let your curiosity get you there.

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