One of my favorite books is Ignore Everybody and 39 Other Keys to Creativity, which I wrote about in my most recent blog post on FreelanceMD. It’s a book that’s intended for artists, but I found that it had some great advice for physicians. What is most amazing is that the book took less than an hour to read! I probably had more words in my post than the book has in it’s entirety.
I read the book when I was working in general pediatrics and thinking about my career options and how to transition into a satisfying career. It couldn’t have been a better moment as it helped guide my transition into the nonclinical world. Although it doesn’t provide step by step instructions, it gives a framework for how “pay the bills” while gaining intellectual satisfaction from you profession. If you’re thinking about a transition (in any industry) read the post and definitely read the book!