Life has a way of presenting challenges from all angles, but it’s important not to allow those barriers to redefine the way you view your ability to change what you CAN change. Don’t settle into a rut – continue to look for a way out and find a solution. Your best life still exists. Trusting your vision is paramount to knowing that you can redesign your normal.

So I have to ask: Where are you at this point? Do you have all of these things that lay a solid foundation for crafting your pivot? Or do gaps exist where you are realizing you need additional support to overcome your blocks?

Don’t forget, you can get direct support from me personally on your career, life, or health justice entrepreneurship journey. All you have to do is fill out our Support Request Form in order to get the support and accountability guidance you’ve been looking for.

Too many of us are suffering in silence and in isolation. This is some of the most important work you may do – you cannot afford to approach your pivot with anything less than full vigor and preparation.

In this week’s episode of Melanin & Medicine you’ll learn:

  • Why it’s important to guard yourself against learned helplessness
  • The five best practices around making the shift into your purpose and overcoming the fear that usually accompanies this pivot
  • Why suffering alone is no longer acceptable

…and much more!

Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on empowering Black, LatinX, and Indigenous women in medicine to create sustainable health equity initiatives, opportunities, and entrepreneurships that get funded.

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Facing Our Fear: Next Steps to Clarify Your Vision and Start Moving Forward

April 13, 2022

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Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo is a healthcare social entrepreneurship & funding consultant, specializing BIPOC, women-led healthcare practices partnering with community organizations to create health justice for historically excluded & under-resourced communities.
 As a pediatrician, researcher, and researcher she has secured $2 million in grant funding and has led inter-professional teams to build and scale healthcare delivery and research programs to achieve health equity for marginalized youth and families.