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Episode #222 Three Challenges Of Public Health Entrepreneurs


Public Health Epidemiology Conversations (PHEC) Podcast


Everyone is interested in diversifying their income these days, and more and more folks in public health are actively exploring various creative options. Over the past year alone, however, Dr. Huntley has worked with a number of public health entrepreneurs who have struggled with some common issues that prevent them from starting their businesses or growing and scaling the businesses they already have. In today’s episode, we talk about some of the consistent core challenges that entrepreneurs face, including self doubt, your relationship with money, and good old fashioned fear. We also dive into the ways in which you can overcome these challenges, from knowing your worth to finding a coach to support you in your journey, so make sure not to miss this informative and practical discussion!


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Key Points From This Episode:


  • The first challenge that public health entrepreneurs face: self doubt.

  • How self doubt shows up and why it is an ongoing challenge that needs to be overcome.

  • Why practical business strategies won’t be effective until you start believing in yourself.

  • The second most common issue standing in your way: your relationship with money.

  • Why it’s not true that public health entrepreneurs shouldn’t earn high salaries.

  • Developing a healthy relationship with money, starting with knowing your worth.

  • The third consistent core challenge facing public health entrepreneurs: fear.

  • Procrastination in the form of ‘staying busy’ and how it gets in the way of your business.

  • Why entrepreneurs often fear success as much as they fear failure.

  • Dr. Huntley on the importance of taking ownership of your entrepreneurial journey.

  • The value of finding a coach to support you in overcoming these issues.

  • How Dr. Huntley can help you walk strong as the CEO of your business.

Links Mentioned In This Episode


Public Health Epidemiology Careers Podcast

Public Health Career Coaching

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