Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back with Dr. Barbara Ryan
About this Episode
In this episode, I interview my dear friend, and Co-Founding & Managing Partner at Smart Wellness Associates, Dr. Barbara J. Ryan, who left a thriving practice and career in the medical field to pursue the gift of time without sacrificing financial freedom. Dr. Ryan’s co-founding of Smart Wellness Associates, a marketing and training platform that seeks to educate people about health and wellness and to help others start and run their own businesses, enabled her to create the balance of income and time freedom she was desperately seeking. Dr. Ryan’s passion for science and people have guided her journey from earning her medical degree at the Mayo Clinic, to her enlistment in the United States Navy where she served as both a general surgeon caring for patients stateside, and as a trauma surgeon during three tours to Afghanistan and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, to establishing her own practice as a plastic surgeon and now as she uses her gifts to guide others and speak into their strengths and gifting’s as they begin to establish a belief in themselves once again.
Listen to our interview, filled with focused vision and perseverance in the face of life’s challenges and the importance of being deeply rooted and grounded in something greater than yourself. If the last year, or life, has presented you with some of the most sour lemons, Dr. Ryan’s interview will meet you with deep empathy and a knowing understanding provided by shared experiences to rekindle your belief in yourself and your ability to go for it. This episode will leave you with hope for the bigger picture, the light at the end of the tunnel, and lemonade made from life’s lemons even if it’s simply one better day, that leads to a better life or a better business. Believe in yourself, go for it, and keep going for it despite the naysayers and life’s obstacles.