Article: Influencer or Inspirer

Making the top 20 “physician influencer” list on Medscape, a few years back, was absolutely one of the more memorable events to have happened in the years that have passed.

I’m still truly thankful.

Here’s a quick commentary on this title, however, that some of you reading this now (regardless of how many follows, thumbs up’s, or comments, you may get on any given post) may identify with:

I never loved the word influencer.

So I shy away from it.

It has a connotation to it that denotes that the audience – myself included! – somehow can’t think for themselves.

 

I like to think that I work in the opposite way. And hope that other “influencers” work this way, too. Why? Because I’m no more deserving of a space on that list than the other thousands of physicians out there, who work hard doing their own thing. Each of you is out there, inspiring every single day. Just by nature of the conversations that you begin.


It’s much better to strive for “inspirer”, I feel. To not tell people what to do, but speak openly about the issues we believe in.
Ignite everyone’s own creative juice, to individually (and collectively) make impact.

At the end of the day, it’s really about intent. And about semantics. Just do good, bottom line. And be a good human.

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Influencer or Inspirer

It's much better to strive for "inspirer", I feel. To not tell people what to do, but speak openly about the issues we believe in.

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