When asked about my circuitous physician career and how I have made it happen, I can probably best describe my "strategy" as "opportunistic".
While I wanted to attend the party, as an introvert I usually avoided these types of events because they made me uncomfortable. Knowing there would be a lot of senior executives at this party made me even more fearful.
- I learned to appreciate my introversion rather than repudiate it.
- I stopped being afraid to be the one to reach out.
- I learned to prioritize time to re-energize.