Dare to Dream Physician Podcast

Weili Gray, MD

Many physicians today are feeling overwhelmed and unfulfilled living a busy life based on someone else’s terms and expectations. My mission is to help physicians figure out what they really want out of life and how to make their dream life come true sooner than they ever imagined.

Ep 53: Space and Humanity with Dr. Shehzad Batliwala
Jul 11 2022
Ep 53: Space and Humanity with Dr. Shehzad Batliwala
Physicians come from diverse backgrounds and have many passions.  This is a special 2-part interview series to celebrate the Fourth of July at the Dare to Dream Physician.   I interview an extraordinary guest who shares his poignant immigrant story and honestly reflects on the challenges and gains he has experienced from childhood to adolescence, and now in adulthood.  We dive into profound reflections on:❤️ Recognizing signs of life transition.❤️ Embracing both loyalty to and boundaries with our loved ones.❤️ How we easily default to living life running from past trauma and fears.❤️Taking a break to discover ourselves and our passions.❤️ What results when we are running toward our dreams despite our fears.❤️ How perspective changes everything.  Pause, look up, and expand our view.I love this phenomenal conversation with Dr. Shehzad Batliwala, who is an ophthalmologist and entrepreneur.  He is the man behind Visionary Doc, with multiple passions in medicine, politics, technology, and space.Listen to part 2 of this inspiring conversation on this week's episode of the Dare to Dream Physician Podcast!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️If you love the Dare to Dream Physician Podcast, send us feedback via DM or Rate and Review us on Apple Podcasts! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Dare to Dream Physician Resources:Dare to Dream Physician, Life Planning for Physicians to Dream Physician on Facebook on Instagram Shehzad Batliwala and Visionary Doc:Visionary Doc on Twitter on Instagram
Ep 52: Living the American Dream with Dr. Shehzad Batliwala
Jul 4 2022
Ep 52: Living the American Dream with Dr. Shehzad Batliwala
Physicians come from diverse backgrounds and have many passions.  This is a special 2-part interview series to celebrate the Fourth of July at the Dare to Dream Physician.   I interview an extraordinary guest who shares his poignant immigrant story and honestly reflects on the challenges and gains he has experienced from childhood to adolescence, and now in adulthood.  We dive into profound reflections on:❤️ The importance of our family origin story and appreciation of our cultural upbringing.❤️ The reality of mental illness and its effects on families and children.❤️ The balance between honoring our responsibilities to our loved ones and our individual freedom.❤️ The awareness of how childhood trauma can drive our life decisions as an adult, even after the sources of the trauma are gone.❤️ The moment of recognizing a void in our life when we reach a long-awaited goal.I love this phenomenal conversation with Dr. Shehzad Batliwala, who is an ophthalmologist and entrepreneur.  He is the man behind Visionary Doc, with multiple passions in medicine, politics, technology, and space.Listen to part 1 of this inspiring conversation on this week's episode of the Dare to Dream Physician Podcast!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️If you love the Dare to Dream Physician Podcast, send us feedback via DM or Rate and Review us on Apple Podcasts! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Dare to Dream Physician Resources:Dare to Dream Physician, Life Planning for Physicians to Dream Physician on Facebook on Instagram Shehzad Batliwala and Visionary Doc:Visionary Doc on Twitter on Instagram
Ep 51: Impact Investing with Dr. Recha Bergstrom
Jul 3 2022
Ep 51: Impact Investing with Dr. Recha Bergstrom
Physicians care deeply about many issues that affect our patients, society, and the world at large.  Legacy building is often an important part of the Life Plan.  One way to create impact and build a legacy is through philanthropy.  Yet we may have limiting beliefs that are holding us back.  Do physicians wait to give until we feel financially and socially secure? Isn't philanthropy an activity reserved for the ultra-privileged multi-millionaires or billionaires?  Physicians already have to shoulder a large student debt burden, job insecurity, and burnout.    How can physicians start to create an impact in the world through our everyday decisions?❤️ Examine what big topics we care about and dig deeper into our why.❤️ Consider contributing to local causes, and get to know the people and organizations first-hand. ❤️ Start with small acts, rather than be overwhelmed by all-or-none thinking. No need to sell all our investments or stop all investing in index funds. ❤️ Look for opportunities to create impact.  We have the power in deciding how we direct the flow of money, not only through donating but also through spending and investing.I loved this inspiring conversation with Dr. Recha Bergstrom, who is a mom of three, wife, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.  Her husband is a winemaker and together they make award-winning wines in Santa Cruz Mountains – Sandar & Hem Wines.  Recha is also the founder of The Physician Philanthropist, where she helps doctors learn how to donate effectively, invest responsibly and spend thoughtfully to maximize the positive impact they want to have in the world while maximizing their own benefits.   She has established The Physician Philanthropy Impact Fund, offers two comprehensive online courses "The Physician Philanthropist Course" on developing a giving plan and "Impactful Investing for Doctors" to help doctors align their investment portfolios with their values, and shares her blog "Intentional Money for Doctors" on simple ways to start.Listen to part 2 of the impactful interview on this week's episode of the Dare to Dream Physician Podcast!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️If you love the Dare to Dream Physician Podcast, send us feedback via DM or Rate and Review us on Apple Podcasts! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️Dare to Dream Physician Resources:Dare to Dream Physician, Life Planning for Physicians to Dream Physician on Facebook on Instagram Recha Bergstrom and The Physician Philanthropist Resources:The Physician Philanthropist Website and Instagram @physicianphilanthropistPrivate FB group for doctors