Lynn Marie Morski, President: Plant Medicine
Lynn Marie Morski is a “self-described hippie” who gushes about the Burning Man Festival and has quit just about every career she’s started. She’s also a doctor/lawyer powerhouse with a multimedia background who has co-founded a medical tourism startup that is working to revolutionize our healthcare system.
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Think quitters never get ahead?
Quitting just might be one of the most overlooked and useful tools in the process of discovering the work you were meant to do! Lynn Marie Morski is a “self-described hippie” who gushes about the Burning Man Festival and has quit just about every career she’s started. She’s also a doctor/lawyer powerhouse with a multimedia background who has co-founded a medical tourism startup that is working to revolutionize our healthcare system.
When the realization hit Lynn Marie as a graduate student in multimedia design that she actually LOATHED coding, a skill she needed, she quit.
When being a sports medicine doctor turned out to be a dream job…just not HER dream job, she started planning her exit route.
Over a series of a few years, Lynn Marie earned a law degree while working as a physician. Now that she has both an “MD” AND a “JD” after her name, she created a new startup venture, an opportunity that allows her to pull from ALL of her previous experiences while creating change in the world.
The key to finding the work you were meant to do is to understand yourself. Stick to what you know about yourself and what you want and keep your eyes open for opportunity! When it comes by, grab it!
“Follow your intuition and know what you love and what you enjoy and know what you don’t enjoy and what you don’t plan to tolerate for your life…and keep THAT strict, but leave the path to getting there open.” – Dr. Lynn Marie Morski
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- How quitting can pave the way to new opportunities, including some you could never anticipate!
- Why the most important thing you can do in your career search is to focus on knowing and understanding yourself and then matching those things to your opportunities instead of chasing a particular job title.
- How it’s possible that most people who will get a degree, then settle into a job (or two) for long periods of time may not have a large enough “data set” on which to base their ideas about what it is they REALLY want in their careers.
I think what helped me the most was focusing on my strengths and the connections that this process, the whole happened here, the career change bootcamp, those connections that basically you're prompted to go reconnect with people right? So, that helped me the most because the roller coaster that I was on with the role that I was in that I was trying to exit from, again, it realizing that people had a positive view of me and that they saw things that maybe I didn't see in myself really helped me articulate who I already was and who I wanted to be in my next role, if that makes sense.
I wanted to thank you because you have helped me land a job that is more fulfilling in every way than a job I thought I could have had before I met you. The work you did and the techniques you taught me literally changed my life.
Sometimes you just need someone who has done these things before to make it easier. Scott’s advice allowed me to get exactly what I wanted out of my new job!
My brain always goes 'Well, what's the worst that could happen?' And that was another one of the exercises from Figure Out What Fits and once you realize what the worst that can happen is, it's not really that bad. In the big scheme of things, it might knock it back for a minute or two, but it's not not a biggie. They have not found it to happen yet. So I've just been pleasantly surprised every step of the way.
Getting clear on what I wanted helped me to recognize how perfect this opportunity was when it came along and the choice to switch was a no-brainer. Thanks for doing the work you do!
If you're stuck, if you want to know what to do, go listen to this podcast, it will change your life. And I was thinking, "great, okay." And then of course, I go to the website, and everything that I read, it was like, "Yes, this is what I've been looking for."
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