© 2023 MJH Life Sciences™ and dvm360 | Veterinary News, Veterinarian Insights, Medicine, Pet Care. All rights reserved.
The power of saying no
Do you struggle to say no, even when you need to? If so, Dr Ingrid Pyka is here to help
Subscribe to The Vet Blast Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
It can be challenging to say no to bosses or clients. On this episode of the Vet Blast Podcast, host Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, and Ingrid Pyka, DVM, Cert VMI, talk more about when and how to say no, plus offer help on setting boundaries.
Below is a partial transcript. Listen to the full podcast for more.
Ingrid Pyka, DVM, Cert VMI: We've been programmed to do the best. That's how we get into vet school. We always want to get that A we want to get the extra credit. And so what do we do? We're designed as the veterinary profession to do the best and to impress, do your best impress, do your best impress. And with that, it becomes a habit, which is the most dangerous and self-destructive habit at times. Sure, we all have our mountains that we want to climb and we're excited about what opportunities can we fulfill and we have our goals, I want to be a DTS, I want to go to specialty, I got to get that residency or I really want to help this particular patient because it's like that challenge. The problem is, it is self-damaging, and we're inflicting massive wounds until we learn, again, back to those boundaries of establishing, no you can't do it all and what is your primary goal.