Jul 6, 2007
Watch out Mrs Fields - you have competition! And it's pretty wholesome too.
I like to think of her as the doc who said no.
Fresh out of medical school, Laura realized that she wasn't cut out for life as a practicing clinician. And faced with a great big question mark about what to do next, she embarked on a scary and intrepid journey to determine what it was she really wanted to do with her life.
How many of you got out of medical school and were not sure you wanted to continue with a residency or medical practice? I have spoken to several young physicians who have been filled with ambivalence, and yet overwhelmed by a sense of obligation and expectation that has forced them to continue despite their lack of enthusiasm. It takes a lot of insight and courage to say "No - this isn't for me" at that stage.
Well, Laura did and now, more than six years later, she is living the busy life of a company CEO, that started at the whimsical suggestion of a close friend. Listen to her 24-minute interview now, and come away inspired by her wisdom that is quite uncanny for her relatively early years!
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