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The SurgeonMasters Podcast is for surgeons who wish to create a highly successful and sustainable practice that is lifestyle-friendly with less stress and frustration. Each episode focuses on learning, understanding and implementing effective habits that will allow you to create a thriving practice while still having time to travel, connect with your family, take care of your health, and pursue outside interests. Your host is Jeffrey M. Smith, MD a practicing Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon (Orthopaedic Traumatologist) who also assists other Surgeons to develop the critical skills needed to create a highly successful lifestyle-friendly practice which is physically, mentally and emotionally sustainable.

Latest Episodes

Comparison! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 50

It's important we slow down and acknowledge our successes from time to time, look back and reflect on what we have accomplished. Let's set aside our perfectionist tendencies and focus on our impact.This is the 50th episode of the SurgeonMasters Mini-Podcast and I couldn't be more excited to share it with you. Here's to 50 (or 500) more!Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…Jeff welcomes to the mini-podcast internal medicine physician and physician coach Helane Fronek, MD.The topic of discussion in this episode is Comparison!It’s safe to say that physicians are a competitive bunch. There’s a certain driven personality attracted to medicine, and it often helps inspire our success. Helane notes how the culture often stacks us up against one another to get into the top medical school, residencies, and fellowship programs. As we move through training comparing ourselves to others, the strategy can add undue stress. We take this mindset into practice, continually striving (at whatever cost) to be better than the physician next to us.Our competitive side fuels us, until it ceases to power improvement and instead stalls forward steps and impedes progress.How can we shift our thinking to limit stress and be our best? Helane offers three steps: Step 1 - Become Aware. Recognize when you are comparing yourself to others.Step 2 - Shift Your Focus. Start thinking about what YOU are doing. How am I learning? How am I growing?Step 3 - Move Forward Toward Your Goal. Ignore everyone else’s lack of progress.Most importantly, quit comparing yourself to others and focus your energy on YOUR own progress and goals! Helane Fronek, MDHelane Fronek, MD trained in internal medicine and spent 30 years as a vein specialist. Dr. Fronek is also a coach who assists other physicians to regain their love of being a doctor while they enjoy a life full of other fulfilling activities. Her combination of fierce kindness and total commitment to her clients’ goals encourages them to dream big, think creatively, and find new and exciting ways of having the life they want. She is also an internationally recognized speaker whose ability to clearly explain difficult subjects and enthusiasm for her work continue to inspire and enlighten her audiences.

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Comparison! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 50

Creativity! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 49

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…Jeff welcomes to the podcast orthopaedic surgeon and New York Times Best Selling author Timothy Browne, MD. Tim recently released the third novel in a medical thriller series titled The Rusted Scalpel. Sounds like a great read for Halloween! Though you may want to start with the first two books in the series.The topic of discussion on our podcast episode with Tim is Creativity! With the busy life of a surgeon, how can we possibly find time for creativity? Tim suggests that creativity is the foundation of who we are as surgeons. If we DON’T exercise our creative sides, we might be more likely to burn out.As the practice of medicine has changed, and physicians are taken further from their purpose by replacing patient care with mundane daily tasks, we are being taken further from our why. To combat this our goal should be to start moving our OWN creative passions forward.With all of u...

-1 sNOV 1
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Creativity! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 49

How Can I Help?! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 48

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…In this episode of the mini-podcast, Jeff welcomes Dr. Errin Weisman.Errin is an osteopathic family practice doctor and physician coach. She is also a fierce physician wellness advocate. In this episode Errin and Jeff ask, How can I help?It’s a powerful question. Especially when it comes from a colleague during a time of need.Errin tells Jeff a story about a time in her life when her colleague Dr. Jones came to her aid. At first she wasn’t interested in talking to him. But he asked her again how he could help with compassion and totally free of judgement. The experience of a colleague showing enough care to ask her twice how she was doing was POWERFUL.It’s time more of us take simple steps like Dr. Jones to impact the lives of our colleagues.It starts with asking simple questions, and listening with empathy. That’s it.Are you with me? Take these steps this week: Step 1 - Be brav...

-1 sOCT 18
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How Can I Help?! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 48

Positive Self-Talk! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 47

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…In this episode of the mini-podcast, Jeff welcomes Dr. Errin Weisman.Errin is an osteopathic family practice doctor and physician coach. She is also the creator of the website TruthRX’s.How can we expect to perform our best with a negative voice telling us what we’re incapable of and what we can not accomplish? Jeff highlights that he, like many of us, has been driven by negative thoughts that motivated him and pushed him to work harder through the early part of his career. In the long run though, this was not a sustainable strategy. What if you could recognize when this is no longer working for you? What if you could spark that high accomplishment with positive thoughts?Errin believes we can. And she says the power is within us to choose who we listen to.In limited doses, negative talk can help us. Think of the athlete with the proverbial ‘chip on my shoulder’ attitude. This ne...

-1 sSEP 13
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Positive Self-Talk! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 47

Clear Is Kind! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 46

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…In this episode of the mini-podcast, Jeff welcomes Dr. Jennifer Weiss.Jennifer (Jen) is a pediatric sports surgeon at Kaiser Permanente, and Chair of the Communications Cabinet of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).Jen brings a powerful message to the podcast - Clear Is Kind! Jen discovered this concept through researcher and best selling author, Brene Brown, PhD, and Dr. Kristy Weber, 2019 President of the AAOS and Chief of Orthopaedic Oncology at Penn Medicine. During a board meeting, Kristy Weber encouraged the idea espoused by Dr. Brown of being unapologetically clear. Jen feels that when we avoid tough conversations, falsely thinking that politeness is nice, we are doing a disservice to ourselves and others. We are being unkind. The kindest thing we can do for one another is to be clear.While the AAOS is being led by its first female president, that specialty a...

-1 sAUG 30
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Clear Is Kind! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 46

Marketing Plan! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 25 minutes

Pump the brakes on your week to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…In this Podcast, Jeff welcomes back Shruti Tannan, MD for a longer conversation.Not interested in learning how to market yourself? Do you feel icky with self-promotion? Maybe you recognize the importance and you’re looking to get started or take more on. The principles in Pillars of Practice: Online Marketing Tactics They Never Taught Us in Medical School are valuable if you’re a do-it-yourselfer, or if you hire and delegate, whether you’re just starting, or if you’ve been doing it awhile. As we learned from Shruti in DIY Marketing!, it’s not OK to simply sit idle and wait for positive reviews to populate Healthgrades, ZocDoc, and your Google practice profile.Rather let’s make patient reviews about education - of our current patients and future ones. Shruti explains that our patients want to hear from us, and it doesn’t have to be promotional in nature to make an impact on our practices. We can ...

-1 sAUG 16
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Marketing Plan! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 25 minutes

Self-Compassion! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 45

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…In this episode of the mini-podcast, Jeff welcomes Leah Weiss, PhD.Dr. Weiss is a researcher, lecturer, consultant, entrepreneur, and author. She teaches Compassionate Leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and is a principal teacher and a founding faculty member of Stanford’s “Compassion Cultivation Program.”As the daughter and sister of accomplished surgeons, Leah is familiar with a surgeon’s life and the frustrations that come along with the profession. Physicians caring for patients are not governed by the tech industry’s motto, “Fail Fast,” nor are doctors willing to lower their standards, she explains.While self criticism can drive performance, as Jeff attests, it’s also not sustainable over the course of a long surgical career. Instead, we should focus on compassion for ourselves. Leah explains that criticism causes “rumination, anxiety, depression, ...

-1 sAUG 9
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Self-Compassion! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 45

DIY Marketing! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 44

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…Jeff welcomes to the SurgeonMasters mini-podcast plastic surgeon and hand specialist, Dr. Shruti Tannan. The topic of discussion in this episode is DIY Marketing!At one time Dr. Tannan was in academic practice, before transitioning into private practice. During the transition, she faced the arduous but crucial task of building a client base. In fact, she found out while leaving that the institution owned hundreds of her reviews and she could not take them with her! At at time when patient reviews were more important than ever, she had to start from scratch. When she was finished creating a brand, website, and steady flow of patients, many of her colleagues were surprised to find she did much of the heavy lifting on her own.They wanted to know how she did it. Many of them had or would face the same daunting uphill climb.In her new book, Pillars of Practice: Online Marketing Tactics T...

-1 sJUN 7
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DIY Marketing! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 44

Make A Deal! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 43

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…In this episode of the mini-podcast, Jeff welcomes Daniel Schlatterer, DO, to the SurgeonMasters Mini-Podcast. Dan is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon and vice chair of the residency program at Atlanta Medical Center.About four years ago, Dan suffered a stroke that left him on a long road to recovery. Naturally his family and friends wanted to do whatever they could to help. While their intentions were good, their actions were not always what he wanted or as helpful as intended. These challenges led Dan to develop a system - Let’s Make a Deal!Can you think of any recurring circumstances where a moderately complex conversation requires some back and forth to create mutual understanding? What if you completed that conversation ahead of time, then just needed to have a quick conversation to confirm that the deal applied to each circumstance? Maybe when a helping hand was, or would have b...

-1 sMAY 24
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Make A Deal! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 43

Be Smooth! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 42

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…In this mini-podcast episode, Jeff welcomes orthopaedic trauma surgeon Assistant Program Director for Broward Health Orthopedic Residency, Brian J. Cross, MD, or “BJ.” The topic of discussion in this episode is: Be Smooth! More specifically, BJ champions the mantra, “Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast.” What does BJ mean by this? BJ is an avid fly fisherman and military training enthusiast. On one trip to the everglades with his friend and fishing guide, Mark Giacobba, Mark recognized a simple, yet incidental move BJ was doing that would spook the fish, in turn ruining their chances of catching anything. To negate this habit, Mark told BJ, “Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast.” Coincidentally, BJ also happened across this concept later while studying how military snipers train. If we take our time to learn a repeatable skill, eventually the skill will become so ingrained that we can do...

-1 sMAY 3
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Be Smooth! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 42

Latest Episodes

Comparison! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 50

It's important we slow down and acknowledge our successes from time to time, look back and reflect on what we have accomplished. Let's set aside our perfectionist tendencies and focus on our impact.This is the 50th episode of the SurgeonMasters Mini-Podcast and I couldn't be more excited to share it with you. Here's to 50 (or 500) more!Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…Jeff welcomes to the mini-podcast internal medicine physician and physician coach Helane Fronek, MD.The topic of discussion in this episode is Comparison!It’s safe to say that physicians are a competitive bunch. There’s a certain driven personality attracted to medicine, and it often helps inspire our success. Helane notes how the culture often stacks us up against one another to get into the top medical school, residencies, and fellowship programs. As we move through training comparing ourselves to others, the strategy can add undue stress. We take this mindset into practice, continually striving (at whatever cost) to be better than the physician next to us.Our competitive side fuels us, until it ceases to power improvement and instead stalls forward steps and impedes progress.How can we shift our thinking to limit stress and be our best? Helane offers three steps: Step 1 - Become Aware. Recognize when you are comparing yourself to others.Step 2 - Shift Your Focus. Start thinking about what YOU are doing. How am I learning? How am I growing?Step 3 - Move Forward Toward Your Goal. Ignore everyone else’s lack of progress.Most importantly, quit comparing yourself to others and focus your energy on YOUR own progress and goals! Helane Fronek, MDHelane Fronek, MD trained in internal medicine and spent 30 years as a vein specialist. Dr. Fronek is also a coach who assists other physicians to regain their love of being a doctor while they enjoy a life full of other fulfilling activities. Her combination of fierce kindness and total commitment to her clients’ goals encourages them to dream big, think creatively, and find new and exciting ways of having the life they want. She is also an internationally recognized speaker whose ability to clearly explain difficult subjects and enthusiasm for her work continue to inspire and enlighten her audiences.

-1 s3 w ago
Comments
Comparison! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 50

Creativity! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 49

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…Jeff welcomes to the podcast orthopaedic surgeon and New York Times Best Selling author Timothy Browne, MD. Tim recently released the third novel in a medical thriller series titled The Rusted Scalpel. Sounds like a great read for Halloween! Though you may want to start with the first two books in the series.The topic of discussion on our podcast episode with Tim is Creativity! With the busy life of a surgeon, how can we possibly find time for creativity? Tim suggests that creativity is the foundation of who we are as surgeons. If we DON’T exercise our creative sides, we might be more likely to burn out.As the practice of medicine has changed, and physicians are taken further from their purpose by replacing patient care with mundane daily tasks, we are being taken further from our why. To combat this our goal should be to start moving our OWN creative passions forward.With all of u...

-1 sNOV 1
Comments
Creativity! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 49

How Can I Help?! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 48

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…In this episode of the mini-podcast, Jeff welcomes Dr. Errin Weisman.Errin is an osteopathic family practice doctor and physician coach. She is also a fierce physician wellness advocate. In this episode Errin and Jeff ask, How can I help?It’s a powerful question. Especially when it comes from a colleague during a time of need.Errin tells Jeff a story about a time in her life when her colleague Dr. Jones came to her aid. At first she wasn’t interested in talking to him. But he asked her again how he could help with compassion and totally free of judgement. The experience of a colleague showing enough care to ask her twice how she was doing was POWERFUL.It’s time more of us take simple steps like Dr. Jones to impact the lives of our colleagues.It starts with asking simple questions, and listening with empathy. That’s it.Are you with me? Take these steps this week: Step 1 - Be brav...

-1 sOCT 18
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How Can I Help?! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 48

Positive Self-Talk! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 47

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…In this episode of the mini-podcast, Jeff welcomes Dr. Errin Weisman.Errin is an osteopathic family practice doctor and physician coach. She is also the creator of the website TruthRX’s.How can we expect to perform our best with a negative voice telling us what we’re incapable of and what we can not accomplish? Jeff highlights that he, like many of us, has been driven by negative thoughts that motivated him and pushed him to work harder through the early part of his career. In the long run though, this was not a sustainable strategy. What if you could recognize when this is no longer working for you? What if you could spark that high accomplishment with positive thoughts?Errin believes we can. And she says the power is within us to choose who we listen to.In limited doses, negative talk can help us. Think of the athlete with the proverbial ‘chip on my shoulder’ attitude. This ne...

-1 sSEP 13
Comments
Positive Self-Talk! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 47

Clear Is Kind! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 46

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…In this episode of the mini-podcast, Jeff welcomes Dr. Jennifer Weiss.Jennifer (Jen) is a pediatric sports surgeon at Kaiser Permanente, and Chair of the Communications Cabinet of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).Jen brings a powerful message to the podcast - Clear Is Kind! Jen discovered this concept through researcher and best selling author, Brene Brown, PhD, and Dr. Kristy Weber, 2019 President of the AAOS and Chief of Orthopaedic Oncology at Penn Medicine. During a board meeting, Kristy Weber encouraged the idea espoused by Dr. Brown of being unapologetically clear. Jen feels that when we avoid tough conversations, falsely thinking that politeness is nice, we are doing a disservice to ourselves and others. We are being unkind. The kindest thing we can do for one another is to be clear.While the AAOS is being led by its first female president, that specialty a...

-1 sAUG 30
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Clear Is Kind! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 46

Marketing Plan! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 25 minutes

Pump the brakes on your week to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…In this Podcast, Jeff welcomes back Shruti Tannan, MD for a longer conversation.Not interested in learning how to market yourself? Do you feel icky with self-promotion? Maybe you recognize the importance and you’re looking to get started or take more on. The principles in Pillars of Practice: Online Marketing Tactics They Never Taught Us in Medical School are valuable if you’re a do-it-yourselfer, or if you hire and delegate, whether you’re just starting, or if you’ve been doing it awhile. As we learned from Shruti in DIY Marketing!, it’s not OK to simply sit idle and wait for positive reviews to populate Healthgrades, ZocDoc, and your Google practice profile.Rather let’s make patient reviews about education - of our current patients and future ones. Shruti explains that our patients want to hear from us, and it doesn’t have to be promotional in nature to make an impact on our practices. We can ...

-1 sAUG 16
Comments
Marketing Plan! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 25 minutes

Self-Compassion! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 45

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…In this episode of the mini-podcast, Jeff welcomes Leah Weiss, PhD.Dr. Weiss is a researcher, lecturer, consultant, entrepreneur, and author. She teaches Compassionate Leadership at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and is a principal teacher and a founding faculty member of Stanford’s “Compassion Cultivation Program.”As the daughter and sister of accomplished surgeons, Leah is familiar with a surgeon’s life and the frustrations that come along with the profession. Physicians caring for patients are not governed by the tech industry’s motto, “Fail Fast,” nor are doctors willing to lower their standards, she explains.While self criticism can drive performance, as Jeff attests, it’s also not sustainable over the course of a long surgical career. Instead, we should focus on compassion for ourselves. Leah explains that criticism causes “rumination, anxiety, depression, ...

-1 sAUG 9
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Self-Compassion! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 45

DIY Marketing! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 44

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…Jeff welcomes to the SurgeonMasters mini-podcast plastic surgeon and hand specialist, Dr. Shruti Tannan. The topic of discussion in this episode is DIY Marketing!At one time Dr. Tannan was in academic practice, before transitioning into private practice. During the transition, she faced the arduous but crucial task of building a client base. In fact, she found out while leaving that the institution owned hundreds of her reviews and she could not take them with her! At at time when patient reviews were more important than ever, she had to start from scratch. When she was finished creating a brand, website, and steady flow of patients, many of her colleagues were surprised to find she did much of the heavy lifting on her own.They wanted to know how she did it. Many of them had or would face the same daunting uphill climb.In her new book, Pillars of Practice: Online Marketing Tactics T...

-1 sJUN 7
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DIY Marketing! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 44

Make A Deal! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 43

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…In this episode of the mini-podcast, Jeff welcomes Daniel Schlatterer, DO, to the SurgeonMasters Mini-Podcast. Dan is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon and vice chair of the residency program at Atlanta Medical Center.About four years ago, Dan suffered a stroke that left him on a long road to recovery. Naturally his family and friends wanted to do whatever they could to help. While their intentions were good, their actions were not always what he wanted or as helpful as intended. These challenges led Dan to develop a system - Let’s Make a Deal!Can you think of any recurring circumstances where a moderately complex conversation requires some back and forth to create mutual understanding? What if you completed that conversation ahead of time, then just needed to have a quick conversation to confirm that the deal applied to each circumstance? Maybe when a helping hand was, or would have b...

-1 sMAY 24
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Make A Deal! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 43

Be Smooth! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 42

Pump the brakes on your week and take 10 minutes to make your life as a surgeon just a little better…In this mini-podcast episode, Jeff welcomes orthopaedic trauma surgeon Assistant Program Director for Broward Health Orthopedic Residency, Brian J. Cross, MD, or “BJ.” The topic of discussion in this episode is: Be Smooth! More specifically, BJ champions the mantra, “Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast.” What does BJ mean by this? BJ is an avid fly fisherman and military training enthusiast. On one trip to the everglades with his friend and fishing guide, Mark Giacobba, Mark recognized a simple, yet incidental move BJ was doing that would spook the fish, in turn ruining their chances of catching anything. To negate this habit, Mark told BJ, “Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast.” Coincidentally, BJ also happened across this concept later while studying how military snipers train. If we take our time to learn a repeatable skill, eventually the skill will become so ingrained that we can do...

-1 sMAY 3
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Be Smooth! - Life improvement strategies for the surgeon who wants more ... in 10 minutes - Episode 42
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