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Finding Work-Life Balance: My Journey to Success in Academic Hematology

In my career as an academic hematologist, I've experienced firsthand the challenges and struggles of trying to balance work and personal life. I wish someone had guided me through a framework that could have saved me from the overwhelming demands and constant box-checking mentality. That's why I am passionate about teaching this framework to help women in academic hematology achieve work-life balance and unlock their true potential. Let me share with you my story and the valuable lessons I learned along the way.

The Box-Checking Trap

When I started my career, I had been accustomed to the box-checking mentality. It had served me well during my training years, but as I transitioned into a faculty position, I realized that the number of boxes seemed infinite. Patient care activities, research responsibilities, and trainee education all came with their own set of boxes to be checked. I found myself running on a hamster wheel, trying to please everyone and make them happy.

The People-Pleaser's Journey

As a fantastic people pleaser, I attempted to keep everyone satisfied. I aimed to please my mentors, division chief, department chair, administrators, trainees, and colleagues. However, in the process of trying to make everyone else happy, I lost sight of my own well-being and personal life. My work-life balance suffered, and I found myself overwhelmed and overworked.

The Struggle Continues

Despite my efforts to check all the boxes, life sucked! I was overworked, underpaid, and constantly borrowing time from the margins of my life to keep up. The pressure to excel in all areas of my career while maintaining a personal life was taking a toll on my physical and mental health. I reached a breaking point, realizing that I couldn't continue living this way.

The Turning Point

Hitting rock bottom was a wake-up call for me. Sleeping on the floor of my office over a holiday weekend, isolated from family and friends, made me realize that something needed to change. I started searching for answers, determined to find a way out of my misery and achieve the work-life balance I craved.

Discovering the Framework

It took years of introspection and learning, but I eventually found the keys to success and work-life balance. I discovered what I wished I had known from the very beginning of my faculty job. Implementing a strategic framework, I not only achieved work-life balance but also revolutionized my productivity, eliminated nights and weekends of work, and even doubled my income.

Sharing the Framework

Now, I want to pass on this valuable framework to you. You don't have to go through the same lengthy and arduous journey that I did. By following this framework, you can achieve remarkable results in a shorter period. I am excited to teach you what it takes to succeed as a woman in academic hematology while maintaining work-life balance.

The journey to work-life balance is not an easy one, but it's a path worth taking. As women in academic hematology, we deserve to live fulfilling lives both personally and professionally. By breaking free from the box-checking mentality and implementing a strategic framework, you can create a harmonious balance between work and life. Join me on this transformative journey and unlock the immense potential within you. Together, we can achieve success and live the life we truly desire.

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