Ep 103 When no one has your back with Dr. Jennie Eckstrom

Are you tired of feeling unsupported and looking for a solution? Join me as I introduce Jennie Eckstrom, who will be sharing her expertise on overcoming feelings of being unsupported, so that you can achieve a sense of satisfaction and find the strength to navigate the challenges of your profession. Discover the path to fulfillment and resilience in your career, and unlock the keys to overcoming feelings of no one having your back.

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Discover the power of self-validation and self-care to enhance your well-being and fulfillment as a physician.
  • Master the art of setting boundaries and acknowledging your limitations to maintain a healthy work-life balance and prevent burnout.
  • Learn effective strategies to overcome feelings of being unsupported, allowing you to thrive in your private practice.
  • Cultivate self-reflection and self-compassion as powerful tools for overcoming insecurities and building confidence in your career.
  • Create a positive and supportive environment in your practice, fostering collaboration and camaraderie among your colleagues.

My special guest is Jennie Eckstrom.

Jennie is a real estate investor and Real Estate mentor for physicians. She is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is a Family Medicine physician with 17 years of clinical practice in Montana. Jennie is the Vice President of an independent multispecialty primary care clinic with 18 providers, 100+ staff members and 60,000 visits annually. The clinic provides primary care, urgent care, lab, imaging and endoscopy services as well as a Med Spa and laser clinic.

As the daughter of a contractor and real estate broker, Jennie grew up actively involved in new construction and renovations. She has been an active investor in commercial medical real estate. What started as an investment in her medical building has lead to the role of partner owner of 14 commercial doors in 3 communities. She is the managing representative of a partnership involved in the development of 22 acres of raw land in one of the largest growing micro-politan communities in the nation. She and her husband, Andrew, own short term vacation rentals in Maui and are invested in multiple syndications. She enjoys discussing all things real estate in a monthly investment group she leads with fellow physician investors.

The key moments in this episode are:
00:00:02 - Meeting People Online and Feeling Disconnected

00:01:19 - Seeking Validation and Feedback in Private Medicine

00:03:08 - The Story We Tell Ourselves About Not Having Support

00:06:09 - Expectations and Disappointment in Balancing Work and Family

00:09:21 - Setting Boundaries and Overcoming Shame

00:14:32 - Self-Acceptance and Being There for Others

00:15:15 - Dealing with Overwhelming Activation

00:16:46 - Addressing Internal Dialogue

00:18:28 - Observing Ourselves with Compassion

00:21:34 - Boosting Ourselves Up and Creating Boundaries

00:28:47 - The Importance of Self-Awareness and Compassion

00:30:19 - Navigating Growth with Compassion

00:31:48 - The Power of Sharing Stories

00:33:23 - Supporting Physicians in Private Practice