Impact Goal Rush
Impact Goal Rush

Episode 4 · 1 year ago

Ros Miller - The first step always feel like a giant leap

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Dr Ros Miller is a Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Consultant Surgeon, host of Songbirds and Sirens podcast talks about overcoming the fears and challenges of being an entrepreneur and shows how she is making the most of a healthcare crisis.

So welcome to another episode of Impact Goal Rush. My name is woondtime. My guest today is Dr Ross Miller, autopedic consultant, food and Inco Sergeant, and she's going to be sharing her experience hosting the song, wits and science podcast, which I've had the pleasure of helping her launch. So listening to the end to hear from Dr Entrepreneur on her advice to other impact entrepreneurs. Hi Ross, so welcome to the show. How has dependemic changed entrepreneurs and healthcare professionals as we move forward? Well, hi would and thanks ever so much for asking me to to join with you today. Well, that's a big question to start with, isn't it? That I think the pandemic has. It's changed everybody's lives and definitely provided a massive opportunity for people to rethink pretty much everything that they do. And I think my fundamental philosophy, which is probably the same for most entrepreneurs, is that crisis is an opportunity...

...for change and certainly this has definitely been a moment in time for us to think about how we change and how we pivot and who do we ourselves and who do we as society want to be so. I think the pandemic has certainly given us time to reflect. It's also given us a window into humanity, which has has always been there, but has really been shown brightly and I think you know, when we think about how we treat each other, how we live as communities, how we benchmark our health care, and then, you know, at the other end of the spectrum, how do the the politicians react? How do they behave? How do our leaders stand up and be counted at a time of great fear and anxiety? And then it's also been a massive window on inequalities and injustices that have existed for decades.

So when you put all of that together and then put the icing on the cake of climate change and how do we make sure that we are ethical and responsible moving forward, they're huge challenges, but the opportunities there are also massive and you know, the ability to be able to bring together things like the healing arts of Medicine and science and then put that with all the new technologies that are available, Ei Technology Force Industrial Revolution. I think it's a massively exciting time with boundless opportunities for those that are prepared to put their head up of the parapet and which is fundamentally what being an entrepreneur is. I think one of the biggest challenges and and when people talk about entrepreneurship it's about like...

...when you talk about landlords, and it's always got that kind of negative connotation that it's just people that are in it for a big buck. Certainly for me and when I started doing business and healthcare as opposed to just being a doctor, and that was one of the biggest challenges that I had was how did I how did I reconcile that personally? And the big difference that and experience that I found from this year is that I've had the opportunity to meet with a lot of like minded people who are fundamentally social entrepreneurs who, yes, want to deliver great value service, want to deliver a great value products that really help people in their day to day lives, but they but they also really want to do that ethically, responsibly and, you know, for their communities, for for the greater good of populations and which, yes, at the back end of it, money is made, but how do you then reinvest that to make sure that we keep moving ourselves forward collectively, as...

...opposed to just there being a big divide between between different communities and that we're moving instead of being a binary world of rich, poor, black, white, male female, were becoming much more of a collective, but doing that in a responsible when. I think, as that process happens, there's always going to be bumps, turbulous us and discomfort for some, discomfort probably for many. But the pandemic, I think because it's forced us all to stop and pause and much as there has been tragedy and loss and heartache, the memorial for this, I think, is the good that will come out of it at the back end. Well, I think that's really cool. I think what you should was really inspiring, the fact that you've seen more and more, you've been working with more and more social entrepreneurs. What's you know, what's your biggest advice for people who want to be more impact driven,...

...people who are who might be starting out and want to sort of make a bigger difference in the work that they do in it true, true, a sort of entrepreneurial journey. Stop Dreaming and start. I think it's the the the biggest step that anybody takes. Some of it an anclesers in. The biggest step that anybody takes us the first step and and it always feels like a giant leap. You will stumble, you will fall, but you will also find people there to soften the blows and to help pick you up and and to get you over the finish line. But you can't get over the finish line unless you start. You know, you've got to be in the race. It's and it's all the cliches and and I think probably the biggest struggle, certainly for me, is internally. You know, and and there's all of those things that go through your your head around Imposter Syndrome and put...

...your head above the parapet and you know, this isn't really my space, and who am I to be in business or if you might be in podcasting, all of all of which I think is true and relevant. But everybody else that's been there before has has started from exactly the same place. We come into the world absolutely cool, we go out of the world absolutely equal. What we do with it in between us up to as yeah, I love that. You, as a food doctor, know all about get getting people on your footstep. Yeah, and it's, you know, the in many ways, the first step is the hardest keeping going, you know, and with most you know most foot and ankle problems and most people will see that it's first thing in the morning that the pains the worst. It gets easier, we but as they go on, yes, and they will still have pain and discomfort, but and that wears them that wears them down. But just the thought of that first painful step in the morning as what really...

...is the most challenging for a lot of a lot of patients. And I think the analogy is true when it comes to starting anything in life. You know it's that it is the fear of the unknown and which you know, I know self. The pandemic has has magnified, is that we're all going around in a state of perpetual fear at the moment and which we're all internalizing and dealing within our own ways. How you manage that and how you get over that fear and how you respond to it, I think, and it's and it really is about mindset. And there's days when, you know, I wake up and I think, yes, I can take on the world and absolutely do everything, and there's other days. Wouldn't you just think this is crazy, what my doing, this is not what I should be doing at all, and especially when you're in business and don't have a skill set which is in an around you know, things like finance and cash flow and accountants and setting up companies and all of those kind of things. That is...

...a, you know, for me, a totally different language. I'm used to talking about, you know, anatomy and and surgery. So talking about profit and loss may seem very straightforward to my accountant, but it's an enigma to me. And at the same time, trying to remain creative and and have the vision of where you want your business to go is is a challenge. And then you get into all the other stuff that you never knew anything about and legals and how to be that leader and and build your team. You know, your first hire as always terrifying because you know, suddenly you've got pay rolls and things that you didn't again, didn't know existed before, and there's and there's not really a manual. There's lots of online you know, stuff and books that you can get, but until you actually start doing it, you don't learn from your mistakes. And I think the other biggest challenge about being an entrepreneur. Ima was on a course yesterday and the chap...

...that was taking it just reminded us as nobody cares if you fail or succeed, and being in business for yourself or being an entrepreneur for yourself, nobody cares until you're successful. And everybody thinks about, you know, Bill Gates or facebook and all these things as being overnight successes. There's not. There's years and years and years of hard work and multiple failures and that going before somebody becomes a an overnight success. Is that again the Cliche? There is no such thing as an overnight success. So you've got to get through your failures to to get to the success. So one of the things that you've been doing in the last few months is you've been hosting these song bits and sirens podcast. Could you share a bit about your experience in what's been your biggest takeaway, because I know you've been speaking to a lot of very inspiring doctors in I guess, but it must have been spied you as well. Yeah, it came around and so early in lockdown. I mean I had covered myself and had a period of time. We stay beside the botanic gardens...

...and not far away from us. As one of the big hospitals and so during lockdown, quite literally back in early spring, the only things that I was hearing was the songbirds and the sirens and the more at that I started to think about it and recover myself and start to speak to my colleagues in what was an a fast changing but at the same time, everything seemed to have paused and stopped moment in time and I, you know, I was doing a lot of listening, a lot of reflecting. I love audio books, podcasting, something that I hadn't really explored massively as a genre myself myself, but I did start to listen to more. And the other big thing that in you know, kind of pushed me forward was the fact that I found the news and mainstream media so toxic and so negative at that that time...

...that I really needed to find somewhere else that I could hear from other people that were sharing conversations and being much more positive and proactive about things. And then there wasn't really anything that tapped into the questions that I really want to answer at that time, but I was having lots of conversations with with friends, colleagues, patients, and it kind of it was suggested to me. You know, why why not do something and start telling my own story? So started off I was going to start writing a book and then part of getting the material for writing the book, I thought, well, I may as well just start recording the conversations, and in recording the conversations, that then became step was that the next logical procreation was to and to publish them as a podcast. But that was the big leap. You know, putting it out there and and being visible is is something that I am struggle with.

Put I listened to many podcasts that helped me through that. So very, very cool. I mean it's such an inspiration listening to some of the conversations that you're having. So, for for people who are who wants to find out more and reach out to you, what's the best way to do to get you? So facebook, through song person sirens or Rose Miller. Both will link, or go to www dot siren stock could at UK and and you can. You can get me there. Awesome. Thank you very much, Roth. Not at all, and don't forget to listen on my podcast and which is on iplayer and spotify, so subscribe also. Thanks. So that was rost mell food and incore, Sergeant. Thank you very much for listening to the end and if you'd like to support the podcast, please do livers a rating and review on EPO podcast, because this would help us...

...get this podcast to a wider audience. For the next episode, were going to have end blend or future proof your business, and she's going to be sharing her number one advice on how to be more impactful and why it's so important to become an impact entrepreneur. So my name is moontime and see you in the next episode.

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