Episode 190 : Uché Blackstock On Learning To Say No

Featured Guest: Uché Blackstock

  • Jun 28, 2020

“That culture ends up draining you. You’re overextended & overcommitted”

Dr. Uché Blackstock is an Emergency Medicine physician, founder of Advancing Health Equity, & a essential voice for change in America. She joins to discuss learning to say No, the professional hamster wheel within medicine, & helping organizations build an equitable culture.

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Key Learnings

1. Why saying “No” can be critically important

2. Understanding what you want to say No to in the first place

3. The relief that comes with saying No, and how it makes saying Yes that much more satisfying

4. How we in medicine are encouraged to say Yes to more and more without any sense of tangible compensation

5. Skills that come with being whole around taking on an activity

6. Seizing the current moment as an inflection point

7. Working within organizations to create an equitable culture

8. How the launch of Advancing Health Equity has been a validation & vindication

9. Keeping a record of the times her kids join her Zoom meetings


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