On Monday, 12/17/18, I launched a podcast! I had the honor of visiting with Dr. Arianna Sholes-Douglas of Tula Wellness. Dr. Arianna has made numerous appearances on the Discovery Health Channel and served as the “Woman’s Dr.” on Baltimore’s NBC news affiliate. She has published expert advice for DrWeil.com, Fit Pregnancy, Good Housekeeping, and Essence Magazine. Thanks for listening!
The name of your clinic is Tula Wellness. What does “Tula” mean, and what significance did that hold for you when you created your practice?
Many of us who own businesses didn’t necessarily come from that environment growing up. My parents had good corporate jobs, so for me it wasn’t like having my own business was the natural order of things. I had a whole other career for 10 years before I started my coaching practice. So I’m always interested in learning what was that thing that inspired someone to go into business for themselves. What was it for you?
I think that one reason people go into business for themselves is because in some way they are looking to express their values through their work. How have your values shown up in your work?
What I’ve noticed in working with specialists like doctors or attorneys is that your fields require extensive education and training for your profession. But that seems to make all of the nuances of owning a business all the more shocking — they don’t teach you how to run a practice in med school. But I suppose none of us really feel 100% completely prepared to own a business. What has been the most surprising to you about owning your own practice?
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome, and how did you do it?
What do you love most about working for yourself?
Owning a business is a marathon, not a sprint, and sometimes that can start to take its toll on energy, patience, enthusiasm, or all of the above. For someone listening who is feeling frustrated in their business, what’s one piece of advice that you could offer them?
What is a misconception about the medical industry, or about being a doctor, that drives you crazy?
Tell us about the book that you’re just finishing and getting ready to publish.
What specific areas of medicine do you practice, and how can our listeners get in touch with you?
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