Welcome to another episode of Starting a Business Simplified with Suzy Wraines. 

On today's podcast, I want to share a personal revelation that struck a chord with me as I was out walking our lab, Sadie. 

Having served as a medic in the army and experienced the challenges of working in a war zone, I realized that being a business owner isn't as scary as we often perceive it to be. 

This realization prompted me to record this episode and encourage those contemplating entrepreneurship, especially those coming from a medical background, that they have what it takes to succeed in this new venture. 

Let's dive into the reasons why being a business owner is not as daunting as it may seem.

Embracing the Unknown 

When considering starting a business, the fear of the unknown can be overwhelming. We hesitate because we don't know how things will turn out or if we have the skills to thrive in this uncharted territory. 

However, I want you to take a step back and reflect on your own journey as a medical professional. You entered a field that was unfamiliar to you at one point in your life. Yet, you overcame the uncertainty and learned how to save lives, make crucial decisions, and provide care to those in need. 

Embracing the unknown is not new to you; it's a skill you've already honed.

Sacrifices and Hardships 

As medical professionals, you know firsthand the sacrifices and hardships that come with the job. Whether it's working long hours, missing important family events, or facing emotionally challenging situations, you've proven your ability to persevere. The transition into entrepreneurship might seem intimidating, when compared to the sacrifices you already make, it pales in comparison.

Entrepreneurs also understand the concept of sacrifice. We often find ourselves doing uncomfortable tasks or facing self-doubt. 

Here's the thing: your sacrifice as a medical professional is unparalleled. You're directly saving lives, caring for loved ones, and making a significant impact on people's quality of life. As an entrepreneur, your sacrifice shifts towards creating a life of freedom and pursuing your passions. The stakes are different and the essence of sacrifice remains.

Taking Control of Your Journey 

One of the most appealing aspects of entrepreneurship is the ability to chart your own path. In the medical field, you adhere to strict protocols and navigate within the confines of an established system. 

Though there is comfort in the structure, it can also be restrictive. As a business owner, you have the opportunity to break free from these limitations. You can create your own rules and set your own schedule.

Moreover, I believe that medical professionals make exceptional entrepreneurs because of their inherent desire to help others. By starting your own business, you can extend your influence and impact a greater number of lives. Whether you're providing health-related services, sharing your knowledge, or offering products that improve well-being, you're continuing to save lives in a different capacity.

Overcoming Doubts and Challenges 

It's natural to experience doubts when embarking on a new entrepreneurial endeavor. Will you be successful? Can you make enough money? Will your ideas resonate with others? These questions often creep into our minds, causing unnecessary anxiety. 

However, I want to remind you of the strength and resilience you possess as a medical professional.

Working as a medic required you to confront challenges head-on and make split-second life-or-death decisions. Entrepreneurship, while undoubtedly challenging, does not carry the same level of immediate consequences. 

The lives you're saving now are through teaching, encouraging, coaching, and mentoring other medical professionals who aspire to break free and create fulfilling lives for themselves. This, too, is a way of saving lives.


As we conclude this episode of Starting a Business Simplified, I hope you realize that being a business owner is not as scary as it may seem. Your experiences as a medical professional have already prepared you for the unknown, sacrifices, and challenges that come with entrepreneurship. 
This is your time to take control of your journey, break free from the restrictive structures, and create a life of freedom and purpose.

Remember, your expertise and passion can continue to save lives, albeit in a different way. By connecting with other medical professionals, sharing your knowledge, and pursuing your entrepreneurial dreams, you can make a profound impact on people's well-being.

So, take a leap of faith, trust in your abilities, and embrace the exciting journey of becoming a business owner. You've already done the hard work. Now it's time to reap the rewards and create the life you deserve.

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