091: How To Fix Your Burnout & Other Out Of The Box Ideas w/ Lisa Mausbach
In a lot of ways, the way we practice veterinary medicine today is not setting ourselves up for success. Many of us are burnt out, tired, and considering leaving the profession far earlier than our counterparts in generations past. Lisa Mausbach knows this feeling first hand, and after her feelings toward veterinary medicine shifted from excitement to dread, Lisa knew she needed to make a change.
After going to business school and studying the organizational development of the business side of veterinary medicine, Lisa has been rejuvenated and rediscovered her passion for helping other veterinary professionals fill up their own bucket and make more money. By addressing the systemic organizational issues that are keeping us in the dark, Lisa hopes to help entire systems work smarter, not harder.
If you are starting to retreat from what you used to love about veterinary medicine, burnout and stress could be playing a major role. Instead of just dealing with it, you can use your voice to create an environment that works for you and your needs.
Are you ready to reinterpret what you place value on as a veterinary professional? Share your thoughts on Lisa’s unique approach to increase your worth in the comments below.
In This Episode
Out of the box ideas that you can help you and your team make more money
Why you should stop giving away your advice for free to increase your value
Specific things that you can do at your clinic to help with your overall wellness
Learn which organizational factors are contributing to your burnout and how to fix them
Why you need to make time to collaborate, work on your passion project and actually think
“What I’m happy about in our industry, is we are finally talking about it, it is not as taboo, and the focus on personal wellness and taking care of yourself.” (7:05)
“We manage so much of medicine like trying to run a pet assembly line of trying to fix things, and there is no time to collaborate or think or work up a case or all the stuff that comes after that that is part of what is seen as being a good doctor on the human side.” (12:56)
“The important part is our knowledge and what we are telling people, it’s not the heartworm test. Sure the rabies vaccine is great but as an industry and as veterinarians I feel as though we always want to give away our brain. We want to give away our advice, and that I think is that is going to be some of the keys of how we reintroduce value to what we bring to clients.” (22:16)
“You just want to be valued for your time, and when you are only valued on these average client transaction numbers and revenue… doctors aren't milking cows.” (29:55)
“I think there is a lot of out of the box ideas that doctors can look into to not feel stuck.” (34:19)