You Are Not A Frog

The podcast for GPs, hospital doctors and other professionals in high-stakes, high-stress jobs who want to thrive rather than just survive.You studied for years, you're really good at what you do but you've noticed that you're starting to feel overwhelmed, overworked and under-resourced. You may be comparing yourself to a frog in boiling water - the heat has built up so slowly that you haven’t noticed the extra-long days becoming the norm. You may feel on the edge and trapped in the very job that you've spent years working towards.Here's the problem, frogs only have two choices; stay and be boiled alive, or jump out of the pan. The good news is that you are not a frog. You have many more choices than you think you do. You don't have to quit, and nor should stress and burnout be inevitable. It is possible to be master of your own destiny, to craft your work life and career so that you can thrive even in the most difficult of situations. There are simple changes you can make which will make a huge difference to your stress levels and help you enjoy life again...

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 43m. Bisher sind 107 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 7 hours 13 minutes


episode 100: Dealing With the Guilt of Not Being Okay

Dr Nik Kendrew unravels why we experience overwhelming guilt when bad things happen to us. He also shares some tips, techniques, and resources to cope with difficult times and circumstances. Apart from this, Nik talks about the significance of scheduling our entire day to do important things. Finally, he discusses why setting boundaries is necessary to maintain our sense of self...



episode 99: How to Deal With Criticism When You've Reached Your Limit

Dr Sarah Coope joins me to talk about the workload of medical professionals and the benefits of setting boundaries while dealing with criticisms amidst the global pandemic. We discuss the three elements of the Drama Triangle and ways to navigate or avoid them reliably. As we dive deeper into their conversation, we emphasise the art of saying 'No' through acknowledging our limits...



episode 98: Why It’s Easier to Talk About Football Than Feelings with Dr Naren Senthil Nathan

Dr Naren Senthil Nathan joins us to talk about what makes it hard for people to talk about their feelings. He shares that the first step is acknowledging your problems and knowing that there is nothing wrong with seeking help. If you know people who are struggling, remember that they need to feel comfortable with talking about their struggles first...



episode 97: What to Do When Your Strengths Have Side Effects with Dr Joanna Bircher

Dr Joanna Bircher talks about essential leadership skills and the impact of our personalities, motivations, and strengths on our teams. She explains why you need to act like a leader even if you think you are not one, and gives brilliant advice on becoming more self-aware. 

Episode Highlights

[05:54] You Are a Leader, Even if You Don’t Think You Are 

  • Even if you're a trainee in a company,  you have an impact on your team...



episode 96: How to Deal With Difficult Meetings with Jane Gunn

In this episode, we hear from the expert in conflict management and mediation, Jane Gunn. She discusses important tips to keep in mind in order to host great meetings. Jane also shares some practical conflict management tips and how to make decisions that you and your team agree on. 

Episode Highlights

[04:14] Why You Avoid Conflict

  • You may be afraid of your emotions or unconfident to navigate difficult conversations...


 2021-10-26  50m

episode 95: 3 Conversations Which Will Get You Unstuck with Annie Hanekom

Annie Hanekom joins us to share the three important conversations you need to have — with yourself and with others — to help you get unstuck. We discuss the importance of having meaningful conversations and the weight it carries on your mindset and wellbeing.

Episode Highlights

[03:23] The Importance of Meaningful Conversations

  • The conversation is the relationship and thus carries a lot of weight...


 2021-10-19  49m

episode 94: How to Reconnect With Your Purpose in Life with Dr Richard Pile

Dr Richard Pile and Rachel do a deep dive into what it means to have a meaningful, purpose-driven life. We also explore the concept of ikigai and how you can use this to determine your purpose, so that you can enjoy your work more and ultimately unlock your potential to live life to its fullest.

Episode Highlights

[05:51] Is Purpose a Given for Doctors?

  • Everyone, including doctors, can benefit from thinking about their reason for being...


 2021-10-12  48m

episode 93: How to Delegate, Do It, or Drop It with Anna Dearmon Kornick

Anna Dearmon Kornick teaches us strategies for managing time and determining when to delegate. She also explains why time management is heart management. When you get clear on your vision, goals, and values, you can do more of what matters to you. 

Episode Highlights

[08:48] How to Have More Control in Your Day

  • Mentally walking through your day allows you to anticipate problems in advance and come up with solutions...


 2021-10-05  50m

episode 92: How to Avoid Becoming the Second Victim with Dr Caraline Wright & Dr Lizzie Sweeting

In this episode, Dr Caraline Wright and Dr Lizzie Sweeting discuss the second victim phenomenon. They explain why patient safety incidents are occupational hazards and how they can affect healthcare providers. Finally, they share tips on how to avoid second victimhood and how to provide support.

Episode Highlights

[04:31] What is a Second Victim?

  • A second victim is a healthcare provider who becomes traumatised due to an unanticipated adverse patient event...


 2021-09-28  43m

episode 91: How to Break Up With Your Toxic Relationship With Your Career with Dr Pauline Morris

In this episode, Dr Pauline Morris shares common pitfalls that create unsustainable work habits. She also explains why staying in your comfort zone can be detrimental to your performance.  Finally, we learn about self-care.

Episode Highlights

[02:55] Top Career Concerns From Doctors

  • Many doctors think that they aren't in a work environment conducive to growth.
  • Others are starting to rethink their careers in medicine...


 2021-09-21  49m