No one tells you because no one wants you to know

When I first finished medical school and residency training I thought I was done. I thought I just needed to find a job and plug away for 40 years until retirement. …

I’ll give you a hint… look at the image below.

Hmmm….what could this habit be? It’s not goat yoga, making coffee at home to save a few bucks, watching Saved By The Bell reruns, or waking up at 4 am everyday to be super productive.


Life consists in…

No one should take themselves too seriously

We all hear from self-help gurus and celebrities about how important it is to create a legacy. As far as I know, no one has come back from the dead to evaluate their legacy and pat themselves on the back for a job well done. Life is short, even if…

It’s time to rethink the “American Dream.”

It’s pounded into our heads from birth: we should aspire toward owning a home. We’re told that renting is a waste of money, that we’re paying your landlord’s mortgage and not building any equity for ourselves. Or that owning a home is a rite of passage. It’s a way to…

No need to add a new side hustle or work longer hours

When you picture yourself making more money, a few different images may come to mind. You might see yourself grinding away at a new side hustle. You might picture yourself working longer hours at your job. You might even see yourself starting a new business. …

Try one or all of these and see what happens

We all make decisions every single day….

Should I sleep in or wake up early and go for a run?

Should I binge on Netflix or read a book?

Should I start a business or stay in a dead-end job that I hate?

Should I cook or order a pizza?

One hour is all you need

There are so many unrealistic morning routines out there. I’ve tried them all. Some work, some don’t, and some you’ll do for a day or two before giving up. After years of experimenting, I have found that doing three things every morning has improved my life both personally and professionally.

Go for a walk (20 minutes)

A Poem

I was decluttering and going through an old stack of papers. I found a poem I wrote when I was 18. Wow how time flies. Enjoy.


I look in the mirror and don’t know who I see.

I see a scared boy who fears uncertainty which the future…

It’s not as hard as you think

I have always loved books going back to childhood. I would read anything by Dr. Seuss to the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary. I loved the way books smelled as a kid when you were in the public library. …

“It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.”-Ferris Bueller

After finishing 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, and 3 years of residency training…it was official. I was an MD. An attending physician. I have arrived.

With over $200,000 in medical…

Raza Hussain, MD

Addiction Medicine Physician. Author. Featured in Shape Magazine. Currently in Nashville, TN.

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