Hey everyone welcome back to this weeks episode. Guess what happened? It's our first birthday! Kind of weird to say that but anyways, we went beyond our expectations and could not be happier with where this journey took us. We have had the opportunity to learn to create, meet incredible people and see that nothing is too big of a job if you are willing to take it on. Through all the ups and downs we are very proud of ourselves and can't wait to see what the future holds. If you haven't listened to the episode yet CLICK HERE, then head back over for some show notes.
Back to Basics
Allow us to reintroduce ourselves! Dr. Adelynn Vadrar is a Family Medicine resident and Dr. Samantha Gelman is an Internal Medicine resident. A little bit over a year ago, we started going back and forth about doing something on the side. At this time podcasts were really blowing up and since we love to talk about literally everything we knew that we had to do this.
After this initial "thought" it took us sometime to come up with the right name. We went over different titles but nothing sticked. Samantha wanted something that was secret or confidential to set light to the fact that the MD-patient relationship is confidential but also sharing some things people would not know till their appointment. One day Adelynn was in the hospital and the word stethoscope came to mind. It finally clicked to make the brand name, The SecretScope.
We noticed that other podcasts were lacking in direct physician to patient information. Most physician-based podcast platforms are meant for other physicians. We also are women who love everything about beauty, health and wellness. But, we noticed that many of the influencers talking about these topics were not physicians. That was how we found our niche. However, perfecting that is something we continue to do as we go along and see what our audience wants without losing touch with the message we want to deliver.
When we first started we created a whole outline of things we want to do (i.e.: editing, show notes, blog posts, instagram, etc.). But we were always open to flexibility. As your brand grows you start to see what you can or can't handle. What we quickly realized was that you have to be passionate and love this so that it feels less like a job and more like a hobby, side-hustle. Don't forget we are residents who work twelve hours a day, six days a week lol.
Whats our plan with the platform?
Some of these include the following:
Spread awareness and knowledge (this one is first and foremost)
Help build our clientele from a business aspect (wayyyy down the line lol)
Gain following (in order to provide as much info to as many people as possible)
Continue to learn (as physicians we are committed to the concept of lifelong learning)
Basically, see where this takes us
There are obviously a bunch of other good stuff we want to do but hey we have to keep something a secret..
Things we learned to do?
For Samantha: she finally learned to take a good picture and also continue to pursue her passion in writing
For Adelynn: it was using her creative outlet to edit (from photos to the podcast)
What is our recommendation?
If you have a passion for something or want to do something just do it aka just start. If you want to do any project you can and in today's world there is no excuse. Making things happen teaches you resilience. You learn to develop as a brand and as a human being by influencing yourself and by being influenced by others.
Our favorite quote to tie this in:
Yesterday is gone and tomorrow might not come
Things we wish we did or didn't do?
We wish we can:
Interview face to face
Recently we started face-timing at the same time so we can see each other
Shown our face and do more videos earlier (i.e.: IGTV, tiktok, IG live)
Kept the podcast (obviously)
Changed with the times/Adapted
In the beginning we decided to get into crazy medical details which kind of went above our and that of our audiences heads
We initially had segments like wellness Wednesdays, fitness and food Fridays. We quickly realized that was going to be too demanding for our work schedules.
Being ahead with our podcast episodes and blogs
This way if we do need a break or go on vacation we are covered
Most listened episode?
One of our first episodes, My Anxiety Gives Me Anxiety (EPISODE 3)
This episode covers what anxiety is, symptoms, how to identify, treatment options and our tips for easing anxiety.
Most listened beauty episode?
Fun in the Sun (EPISODE 2)
This is actually our first real episode. In this episode we get into the science behind UV rays, what SPF means, skin cancer and our favorite SPF products.
Most listened health episode?
Acne (EPISODE 5)
Most listened wellness episode?
Work-Life Balance (EPISODE 9)
Most listened interview?
Dr. Jason Campbell AKA the "Tik Tok Doc" (EPISODE 42)
Our FAVORITE secret tips?
Moderation is KEY
SPF in general and SPF on your hands
Be grateful for what you have and write down what you're grateful for
Manifest your dreams
Note: people don't get the meaning of manifesting. You don't just say you want something to happen you also have to work for it to happen. We live in a society that lives for instant gratification.
Beauty tools we are loving right now?
Final Words of Wisdom
Lean on each other for support
Spread love and light
Thank you everyone for the opportunity. We're doing this for you and for us. We wanted to say that we love everything about this entire experience. So keep on sending us your thoughts. It is so meaningful for us to create a two way street where we can spread love, get love, spread knowledge and receive knowledge. Our goal is to stay cognizant and always remember where we came from. We hope to continue growing and expanding. Finally we can't wait for more podcast episodes, new interviews and adjusting based on your feedback.
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