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    I am the king of the unmotivated coming to me for help.  Unmotivated may be too strong a word, but definitely have lots of people come without really understanding the work needed to meet their objectives of getting into competitive positions.

    no matter how much i stress to them how hard it is, and how they will have to do the heavy lifting, i find myself disappointed with their progress.  It’s like deadlines are suggestions and their business is somehow perceived as being busier than my business.  ????

    teaching is a thankless task in some parts.  For sure a lot of people are where OP is when they finish training.   Only a small few remain brainwashed as life starts to add other parts to their schedule.  Focus on affability, ability, and availability at first.  After that, you will likely have administrative responsibilities and kids.  Only a small percent still have time and energy to teach, and certainly not to do what you have in mind.

    With all due respect to WCI, I think it would have been very hard to devote as much time as he has if he were in a surgical specialty with lots of call responsibilities and working basically all day on weekdays.  This is not to say Emergency medicine is easy, but just that it has some flexible features that potentially allow you to explore side interests.  Not all specialties will allow this.

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    Good point. It seems like a majority of the physician lifestyle/finance websites are in the hands of radiologists and anesthesiologists, not trauma surgeons and invasive cardiologists.

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    • #17




      This space is absolutely crammed full of:

      1. Previously created videos, some of which are high quality

      2. Newcomers trying to re-invent the wheel

      3. Free content

      I would stay out of it. The ROI for your time is god awful.
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      If you can find someone making money in the niche, you could consider buying their site so you're not starting from scratch. If you find people doing what you want to do in your niche and they're NOT making money, stay away!

      To succeed in business, you either need to be one of the first few into the business, or have a way of doing it that is somehow superior- better product, cheaper product, better at marketing etc. But "me too" businesses are like "me too" drugs- they don't make any money. Why did we all switch to Google? Because it was better. Why do we all use Twitter? Because it was first. How many US auto manufacturers can you name? Exactly.
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        With all due respect to WCI, I think it would have been very hard to devote as much time as he has if he were in a surgical specialty with lots of call responsibilities and working basically all day on weekdays.  This is not to say Emergency medicine is easy, but just that it has some flexible features that potentially allow you to explore side interests.  Not all specialties will allow this.

         

         
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        It might be interesting to write about this sometime-- but it isn't just specialty that allowed me to have the time and energy to pull this off. Easier specialty, lots of evening and night shifts, independent spouse, lifestyle focused group, shorter shifts, new hospital contract that took a long time to ramp up etc.

        I agree it would be exceedingly difficult for any full-time surgeon to have done it.
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