e06: Everyone’s idea of success is different, their Why’s may not be your why. Once you discover your why it’s easy to decide what path will lead to that, with Dr. Nsima Usen.
Dr. Nsima Usen was told by a doctor, 22 years ago, while he was trying to do his landscaping job, that he is not allowed to enter the physician’s lounge of a suburban Washington DC hospital because “he is not a Doctor”.
This is his Story of how that challenge propelled him to become a Podiatry Foot & Ankle Surgeon. Dr. Nsima Usen shares for the first time his Nadvigating story on the Nadvigators Podcast – Nadvgating the American Dream Journey with Host Bassey Simon
He literally took that challenge to heart. Went home and cried a lot, and decided that he’s going to “Take the challenge as an opportunity to learn and rediscover himself, and he did.
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Resources Mentioned in Episode 06:
- Accent Reduction training is important – take time to learn to speak to be understood.
Major Take-Away from Episode 06:
- Talk to people to find out why they are involved in a certain profession. Each person idea of success is different, their Why’s may not be your why. Once you discover your why, its easy to decide what path will lead to that.
- Learn to listen to others
- Find out what makes you happy.
- Don’t be mediocre in any field that you choose.
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Episode 06 Show Notes
To be successful in the new place. You have to unlearn a few things from your culture.
- Be on time. Time is money.
- Ability to follow instructions
- Ability to be fort right, do not embellish things. It will come back to haunt you, sooner or later
- Tell the truth.
- When a lady tells you No, it means no, not maybe
- The first job that you got is not the final destination, it’s the beginning.
To be successful in the new place. Few things you can gain from keeping some of the things from your culture.
- Teach your culture to your children, it helps them to feel a sense of pride and belonging in the midst of a multicultural and multi-racial environment
- Discrimination is something that everyone will experience. Don’t go around looking for it.
How to Connect with Dr. Nsima Usen
- Website: Family Foot and Ankle Specialists
- Email: Dr. Nsima Usen (professional and mentoring inquiries please, mention – you heard him on The Nadvigators Podcast)
- Facebook: @nsima.usen