The #1 Cause of Unhappiness at Work

Many people are unhappy with their job. For many of them it shows up as burnout. Others just don’t like what they do and want to do something else. This unhappiness has sparked the recent popularity of side gigs: Something you do other than your main job to make extra money to eventually leave your … Read more

Fawcett’s Favorites 5-2-22

Every week I find a few great articles I feel are especially valuable. Following are this week’s best. I hope you find them as useful as I did. This week’s favorites include should doctors be aged out of practice, are short term rentals on the way out, ow to keep more of your hard earned … Read more

Fawcett’s Favorites 4-11-22

(Student loan payment moratorium extended to Aug 31)  Every week I find a few great articles I feel are especially valuable. Following are this week’s best. I hope you find them as useful as I did. This week’s favorites include what recent event gave me goosebumps, never have a mortgage when you retire, nurses are … Read more

Fawcett’s Favorites 4-4-22

Every week I find a few great articles I feel are especially valuable. Following are this week’s best. I hope you find them as useful as I did. This week’s favorites include ten debt lessons from the NFL, the real scoop on sunscreen, when medical errors can send you to JAIL, a blue print for … Read more

Fawcett’s Favorites 3-7-22

Every week I find a few great articles I feel are especially valuable. Following are this week’s best. I hope you find them as useful as I did. This week’s favorites include seven things I wish I knew before retiring, retirement will be boring unless you make something of it, ten reasons doctors spend too … Read more

Special Considerations for Long Vacations

(Join me and 15+ other speakers tomorrow for the virtual FREE Physician Freedom Summit March 4-5. Time to regain control of your life and medical practice. Register now! ) I am amazed at how few physicians take an adequate amount of vacation. This is one of the contributing factors to burnout. The more stressful the … Read more

Do You Choose Money Over Family?

I recently gave a lecture in which I asked the question, “Do You Choose Money Over Family?” Of course, everyone would answer with a resounding no. No one would ever admit to choosing money over family. Yet isn’t that exactly what we do when we choose to moonlight? Or work extra shifts? That statement will … Read more

Five Years Retired from Surgery

Next month marks five years since I turned in my pager and walked out of the hospital to the song 18 wheels and a dozen roses, by Kathy Mattea. I was very reluctant to give up surgery at age 54, trusting that we had enough money saved to meet our needs for the rest of … Read more

Fawcett’s Favorites 1-3-22

Every week I find a few great articles I feel are especially valuable. Following are this week’s best. I hope you find them as useful as I did. This week’s favorites include lessons from Rich Dad, Poor Dad, mistakes to avoid during job interviews, ways for grandparents to give to their grandchildren, how to use … Read more

Fawcett’s Favorites 12-27-21

Every week I find a few great articles I feel are especially valuable. Following are this week’s best. I hope you find them as useful as I did. This week’s favorites include are you saving too much money, how to beat the auto dealers at their own game with inside information, reading novels improves your … Read more