Thank You! A New Year's Message for Health Leaders with Saul Marquez, Outcomes Rocket Podcast Host
: [00:00:01] Welcome to the outcomes rocket podcast where we inspire collaborative thinking, improved outcomes, and business success with today's most successful and inspiring healthcare leaders and influencers.
: [00:00:14] And now your host Saul Marquez.
Saul Marquez: [00:00:21] Welcome back to the Outcomes Rocket podcast where we chat with today's most successful and inspiring healthcare leaders. Hey I really want to thank you for tuning in again and I welcome you to go to http://outcomesrocket.health/reviews where you could rate and review today's podcast or any previous podcast.
Saul Marquez: [00:00:42] You know one of the things that we did as as we entered into the new year was rebranded our site. You probably noticed it. We used to be outcomesrocket.com. But we switched to outcomesrocket.health and we just felt it was so appropriate. I was so excited to actually find out that they had a health domain. I was at the Health 2.0 meeting the one that that just got acquired by HIMMS and Matthew Holt and Indu and that team over there just doing such an amazing job. Got to connect with so many amazing health care entrepreneurs and just people doing amazing things for the health system. But among them I was able to connect with Jennifer Lanane and Cydonia Suaram from the the .health group and they were just a pleasure to hang out with and I got so much just energy just hanging out with those two gals they're doing such an amazing job with the with the with the work that health is spreading. But I was just so amazed and and so what I wanted to do is rebrand the site. So as we entered the new year we took the time to to move everything over to the health domain.
Saul Marquez: [00:02:03] And I'm so happy that we did because it is just such. It looks so cool and apart from that it's so appropriate for what we're doing here and the outcomes rocket which is removing silos to improve healthcare. And so it's just one of those those really cool opportunities where if somebody doesn't know what you're doing and they want to get an immediate understanding of what you do the .health domain helps it become so crystal clear that you're in this for the health of it. So it's something that we did and in the process you know .health it just became some really good friends and also a partner of the podcast and so I am truly grateful for them and all the things that they do to support the efforts that we have going on at the outcomes rocket which is ultimately centered around you the listener the guests that we have on the show and everybody on this podcast listening and participating is focused on improving outcomes and removing silos to make healthcare better. So a big thanks goes out to the .health team for helping us do this better.
Saul Marquez: [00:03:10] My friends today. Got a special treat for you. I'm actually not going to have any guests. I'm going to just share a little bit about an experience that I had in December going into the new year and I wanted to kick this podcast off by wishing you my friends a very Happy New Year. I know we're already halfway through January. It's amazing how fast the time flies. But nevertheless I wanted to to take pause and and really just reflect on the previous year and also take pause to thank you my amazing listeners and also the amazing guests that we've had on the podcast it's just been such a privilege to finish the 2017 year with with the high quality guests and the amazing listeners of this podcast. And I just want to I just want to start this year with a token of gratitude and appreciation for all of you. So a big thanks goes out to all of you for your support and for collaborating because again the reason why were we're on this podcast is because we have something to say and we're doing something about improving healthcare outcomes and so I just want to say how happy I am about the collaborations that are happening behind the scenes the connections that are being made and also the amazing friendships that are being formed in the process so can't say how happy I am and how thankful for having gotten this thing started. And also for being surrounded by amazing people like you. Because at the end of the day you are the average of your five closest peers. And so I've been I've been hanging out with some pretty amazing people on the podcast as you've listened to.
Saul Marquez: [00:05:01] And as a listener so have you. Whenever I record these podcasts with the guests that we have on I always imagine it's three people in a room. It's it's our amazing guests for that episode. It's me and most importantly as I would say just as importantly as the guest it's you the listener. And so it's cool whenever whenever I'm with the guest it's us three in the room. And so I hope that the feeling that you get after listening or while you're listening to the podcast is that it's me it's it's our guest and it's you in a room. And so what ends up happening is you two are hanging out with amazing people five days a week. The show is now five days a week and it becomes your circle and it's a privilege that I have to to be able to to share that. And and a big thank you for the guests that come on to the podcast as well. And so just just keep that in mind as you as you turn in the new year what you can do to bring your A game up higher. Keep listening because you are the average of your five closest and.
Saul Marquez: [00:06:12] And so it's a privilege and I know that you all are making for an amazing 2018.
Saul Marquez: [00:06:19] And so I wanted to I wanted to share this experience that I had in December. So little backstory my wife and I had a baby 11 months ago now.
Saul Marquez: [00:06:31] It's amazing how time flies and I'll tell you what we were working to figure out how to rekindle our relationship with each other. I found that I just got so consumed by work and the podcast and the routine at home with the baby that I really just stopped living in the moment I was living in my head and I'm going to get more into this living in my head concept below but you know what ended up happening is is I signed us up for the date with destiny event hosted by Tony Robbins.
Saul Marquez: [00:07:08] He does it once a year in Palm Beach Florida and if it sounds familiar to you it's because they actually did a Netflix documentary on it called I'm Not Your guru if you haven't seen it. It's totally worth a watch. Some really great concepts that are shared and they're about self development and leadership. And if you're a healthcare leader which I know you are looking to do better for your teams for your patients for your communities. This is something that I definitely would check out. It's called I'm Not Your guru on Netflix. Regardless the event that we went to is a six day event where you dive deep into your values your beliefs your goals your relationships and you decide what you want your destiny to be like rather than just passively accepting what's been programmed inside of your software right in your brain. And so out of all the insights that I made I really just wanted to share one that I was most grateful for and one that that also resonated with what we do as as leaders in healthcare. So during one of the exercises and at the event we were solely focused on relationships. It was a deep dive and because there was a focus area for my wife and I it was one that we were looking forward to so they asked us to write down our relationship vision and you know writing down a vision for the business for the podcast just come super easy to me.
Saul Marquez: [00:08:40] But I got to tell you I was just stumped. And and as much as I tried I really struggled to create a vision. And truthfully I felt sad and I felt really frustrated that I couldn't look beyond to something compelling and and so I just focused on what I had going on in my mind and I did my mind just kept going around in circles and I jotted down my notes and then when the exercise was done we had to share with some some partners to people that they assign you in. So I was sharing my story with my buddies in my in my group at the at the event and the one thing about this event that you have to do.
Saul Marquez: [00:09:25] You have to agree for people to call B.S. on you. OK. If what you're saying is is not true or not B.S. you've got to be willing to accept that. And so you know as part of playing Fallout I said yeah let's go with this. And and so I started sharing my notes with my group.
Saul Marquez: [00:09:43] And they gave me the proverbial smack in the face and they just said Saul, get out of your head. And I said well listen guys I mean I just I just can't come up with it like this is what I don't want my relationship to be this is what I don't want this to be. This is what I and I just couldn't get past that I couldn't get a relationship vision. It was frustrating. I just I felt like a failure. And in my relationship I felt that way.
Saul Marquez: [00:10:14] And and so I was frustrated. You know achiever mindset always wanting to succeed but man it's tough. And so I got shaken up by the comments that get out of your head get out of your head at the same time I knew that they were coming from a place of love right. You don't come to this event if you don't want to take your life to the next level. And so I want to take my relationship to the next level. And so I started scratching things out in my notepad and then and then I began to read deliver my findings to them. And I started regrouping my thoughts and that kept going. At which point they said get out of your head again. I'm just like oh my gosh I was just when they delivered that last get out of your head message to me. It was like the spell had been broken. It's really crazy. It's really crazy. So I was just like wow I actually got out of my head. And it's amazing how easily we could get consumed by things in our daily life, the daily routine, the daily things that you have to do. Is there something that you could relate to. It's the things that that be begin to drive us as people rather than us driving them. And it's so important as leaders that we actually take time to pause. Like I'm doing today with you to say thank you to pause and not to stay in your head to be present from your heart.
Saul Marquez: [00:11:47] And so the insight that I made you know I had been playing this tape over and over and over and my head of our routine at home and I hadn't been able to get out of my head in such a way that would allow me to be present with my wife and feel her with my heart. The saying at the event is that if you get in your head you're dead. And while it was early on in our relationship journey I can be brutally honest with you and tell you that we were on our way to death if we continued to cohabitate rather than share our lives deeply. We both wanted to so because we cared and love each other so deeply we decided to do something about it to get us out of the routine and then invest some time invest some money into ourselves. And I'm so thankful that we did because you know it's tough. I mean you know nobody gives you a book on how to raise a kid or or how to how to take care of your family or your relationship after a baby. Nobody gives you a handbook and how to be a leader in health care. And so I wanted to share this. You know what we do is is wayfinding. Like a friend shared on the podcast. You know we are way finders and that's what we do.
Saul Marquez: [00:13:07] They don't give us a book for this. In order for for us to do a great job we have to be present and be present with our heart. It's heart consciousness and to get out of our heads in order to get out of our own way to be successful in what we do. So by the end of that night we both wrote love letters to each other. It was I mean my heart was pounding. I felt like my entire body was in ecstasy. I felt reconnected. And when I was writing her this love letter I just I was just so thankful. And what happened was we walked back to the Caribbean b that we were renting and we sat outside of the pool and outside of the house and read the letters to each other before we walked back into the house. And you know what a it was it was just so beautiful. I felt like we we we were pouring so much into into our daily life into our son that we stopped pouring into each other and I felt after we read each other this letter and just recommitted to each other we were full. You know we filled each other up. And so you've got to take time to fill up the people around you. And the beautiful thing that happens is that when you fill them up they fill you up and it was just such a beautiful moment.
Saul Marquez: [00:14:37] And it was filled with love. It was filled with connection. It was filled with joy, aliveness. And it was just amazing. And it was so amazing to be back. It was just like the first year we started dating eight years ago. It was amazing. And so now fast forward a month already is just so crazy how time flies. We're now more heart conscious we're more heart conscious of each other and we aware of how to be there for each other and no matter how much time we spend with someone or doing a particular thing our innermost assumptions always have to be questioned. If we're going to continue progressing a little message that that and either promote as shared in one of the first episodes that we had. And I totally agree with it. We've got to question those innermost assumptions and what we have to do is get in touch with our heart intelligence to do this in the best way. And so when we're in health care it's so easy to get stuck in our heads. Health leaders it's easy to get stuck in our heads. It happens every single day. And so I recently did an interview with with Dean Golay from the School of Public Health at Boston University.
Saul Marquez: [00:15:50] And you guys will hear this in the next next month or so. But what he said resonated with me so deeply. And when that comes up I'll be sure to share it with you all. And what he said is we have to change the script in order to improve health outcomes. And when he talks about the script it's not about the head script only it's about the heart script. And so we have to start with the different end in mind and play a different tape of possibilities not only in our head but in our heart and what's going to happen is the impact that we make in our own lives in the environment that we live in and the influence that we're able to have in our community to improve outcomes is going to be that much better. And as healthcare leaders let me just rephrase. As health leaders we all work to deepen the impact we have in our communities we serve. And so I encourage you to examine that script and question it and make sure that you live it from your heart and not just your mind. I mean what would happen just to stop and think for a second. What would happen if you allowed your heart intelligence to chime into your life and your strategy in 2018.
Saul Marquez: [00:17:09] Spending time and listening to the health care leaders on the outcomes rocket podcast five days a week by the way is another awesome way to stay inspired and rewrite the script and it's so much fun. So I encourage you to continue listening and take action on the things that inspire you. Take a listen to the latest interviews and keep working toward leaving your footprint on this health system which needs you so dearly and so with that I just I just want to wish everybody on this on this podcast. A very Happy New Year. I'm looking forward to making 2018 a heartfelt year of being present and delivering huge value to you my listeners. And and just looking forward to seeing you at a meeting across the year. And just super excited that that we get to do this together. It is an opportunity to give and I'm looking forward to doing it together with you so have an amazing 2018 and I'm looking forward to connecting with you and and maybe even having a cup of coffee with you soon.
Saul Marquez: [00:18:23] Take care.
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