Season 2 Episode 9: Break for Mental Health Flashback
Sep. 8, 2022

Physician Entrepreneurs listen up… the kids are back in school, and as your clinics fill, your business ventures continue, please remember that you are allowed to take a break in the name of your mental health!

Listen to this week’s episode when Dr. Melva shares an example of breaking for mental health during the work day.

Entrepreneurship is hard but remember: We don’t have to make it harder than it already is. Tune in for more…

Subscribe & Review us on Itunes!

Do you currently subscribe to my podcast? If you haven’t already, I want to encourage you to subscribe today. Please don’t miss an episode. Fantastic episodes will be released every week; subscribe today to receive early access to our newest episodes!

I would also greatly appreciate it if you gave me a review on iTunes. I enjoy reading your positive reviews because they help others find my podcast. Simply click this link to leave a review, choose “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review,” and let me know which segment of the podcast you enjoy the most. Thank you!

Links mentioned in this episode: Get my 9 Business Ideas for Busy Physicians here —>

Do you want to work with me? Get your Free 15-minute strategy call and Learn more: Work With Me

Join The One Percent Code Collective Facebook Group now!

Never miss any updates!

Follow us on your favorite podcast platform: Follow my social media accounts:
Hi, I'm Dr. Melva, your board certified radiation oncologist and serial entrepreneur and investor. Welcome to the 1% code podcast. I help top income earners create multiple streams of income to support the career they love or the one they want to love. Again, learn more on the 1% code podcast.

Hello? Hello? Hello. I'm live from hot North Carolina. Hopefully my wifi is connected signal. Wasn't working well in my car. I was outside walking and I was just saying I did this before. I was looking for a tree to hug, you know, feeling all nature and. You know, like it's important, but then I saw a snake in front of the one, but I was outside walking.

So I have a little bit of sweat stretching my body, getting movement in, but in all seriousness, if you are new to my thread and just now meeting me, I like to welcome you into my social media. I'm Dr. Melva board certified radiation oncologist, wife, mom of three serial entrepreneur and investor, and the host of the 1% code podcast and the 1% code collective private Facebook group link in the description.I would love for you to join me. I help top income earn. Create multiple streams of income add, leverage their life so that you can trade in those golden handcuffs, turn your career into a hobby and find more fulfillment. So one of those things is mental health, and I wanted to pop on and talk to you a little bit about mental health and how I worked that into my day to day.

So. As an oncologist, it can be hard. It can be mentally draining. And on top of that, coordinating different, you know, businesses before work, lunch break in the evening on the weekend, being a mom, everyone always asks me like, Melva, how do you do it? and I always say, I don't it's we, it is a team. So one of the ways that I incorporate mental health into my life and my, you know, financial.Investments in business extremes is that I look for a support team around me, whether that's outsourcing tactical day to day task, whether that's taking a serious look at how I'm spending my time and what needs me and what doesn't need me. Okay. If you're at home or you're watching this on the replay, hashtag replay, I want you to get that.

You don't have to do everything and. Certainly don't have to do it alone. It is okay to allow yourself a break and to get help. You can get help in the form of services. You can get help in the form of time. Honestly, some of the time like schedule blocking. in my clinic. I literally allow for, I'm like really like just sweaty.

This is like the North Carolina, sweaty. I literally allow for mental health time and everyone doesn't always understand it. But when I walk into the room with a cup full with my patients, they feel it because I'm not stressed out because I'm not doing things back to back unnecessarily, unless it's urgent because I have control over.

And even if you're watching this and you're in a career and you don't have control over your schedule, I guarantee you, there's some things that you can control. That you have control over. That was a whole bunch of controls in one sentence that you're not even thinking about. Right? These are the things that we talk about in the 1% co collective.

So I invite you to join me there so we can chat more. Um, but it's the little things. It's the little things that, you know, I no longer do that free up my time or it's the little things that I pay someone or have someone else do that allow me to have more time. And when you talk about mental health and mental space, it's so important.

So like today it was, it was. I don't even think it was that much. I think I had some other meetings scheduled super early in the morning before clinic started that ran over till right before I had to go into the door. And then there was something on the schedule that I wasn't aware of, that I needed more prep time.

And it just seemed like this avalanche. So what did I do? I took a break. I did a mental health break. I asked for more time. I rearranged some of the things so that the pressure wouldn't come on me and you can do that. You can do that in your business as well in your career. Like when things are just moving too fast and we need a mental health break, take a break.

Like I took a walk outside, right? Like I'm now sitting in my air conditioned car because it's 94 degrees in east, North Carolina, and it's hot and your girl is sweating, but like make room for things that matter in your life when you have to show up and perform it is okay to get help. It is okay to schedule mental health time.

If you need a 15 to 20 minute break. Busy in the middle of a day or clinic nobody's really gonna miss out unless you're straight just doing emergencies all day long, which I know some of you are. So I want to allow you to take the break when needed to schedule in the time to rearrange how you have things.

Um, another thing I wanted to talk about is fear. So I'm gonna talk about this in my group really quickly, but fear holds a lot of. And for me, a lot of the times, the fear of success, and you have to have an accountability coach. You have to have a support team. You need to be working on your mind.

Constantly. I check in, I checked in today because messages are hitting home group is growing. Things are going really well and it can be scary. like to take on the responsibility of so much more, but God put a gift inside of each one of you and he wants you to work it. when you get the fear, reach out to your support, do those things that help.

And I'm gonna talk more about this in my group. Um, if you're not in the group, what are you waiting for? Join me. We have all kinds of goodness. I'm super excited about the people, those of you who join me. Thank you so much for trusting me. I look forward to helping you, um, create additional streams of income.

Get over those fear factors, leverage your time and your money. So we're going back in. I hope you'll have a wonderful rest of your day until then talk to you soon. Bye. Thanks for listening. And for any of my fellow physicians listening today, I have a free gift for you. Nine business ideas for busy physicians to get your hands on it.

Just go to again, that's M E L V A S F R E E O F F E R. COM. If you enjoyed this episode and you like to help support the 1% code podcast, please share with others post about it on social media, leave a rating, and I would love your five star review.
Are you a busy physician looking to build additional income streams?
Get my 9 Business Ideas for Busy Physicians here —>

Recent Episodes