From A Surgeon to An Entrepreneur Worth $500 Million with Dr. Eric George

“Stay in your lane!”. If you’ve ever heard this phrase before, you may know how it feels to be shut down before you can even try new things. 

It is human nature to want to continuously grow and learn. Yet if we restrict ourselves to the things that we know and the things that make us comfortable, we will never be pushed towards growth. As Jon Beaty says, “If you’re not growing, you’re dying.”

As a hand physician, Eric was always told to stay in his lane and not pursue investment opportunities outside his scope of practice.

However, with his passion and curiosity for learning new things, that was just not possible for him. He believes that “we have an innate intelligence to learn any new discipline.”

It is with this mindset that Eric has been able to not only achieve a net worth of $500 million but to also be an exceptional hand surgeon, and run several successful practices. 

He also credits his success and balance on the talented and caring individuals around him, who share his passion for meeting and helping others, as well as his loving wife, Kim, and two daughters, Chloe and Cassidy.

Today, Eric is a renowned hand surgeon, serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist, published author, philanthropist, founder and CEO of Omega Hospital, New Orleans’s first physician-owned hospital; the Hand Center of Louisiana, where he actively practices; and ERG Enterprises, a $1 billion investment firm committed to changing communities worldwide.

On this episode of the Rock Your Money, Rock Your Life podcast, Eric and I discuss how he took the plunge and became a serial entrepreneur, why abundance is so much more than just wealth, and why we should reject the phrase, “Stay in your lane.”

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • Why you need more than yourself to create a successful empire
  • Why it’s so important to have a healthy balance in life
  • The easiest way to progress in your life and business
  • And much more!

Abundance comes from embracing the power of the human connection.

Topics Covered:

00:00 – Intro to Eric

02:15 – Eric’s childhood and upbringing 

04:04 – A surgeon and an entrepreneur

05:14 – Cross-pollination 

08:03 – To grow we must listen and learn

08:56 – Balancing health, wealth, and relationships

09:57 – Teamwork makes the dream work

12:15 – The desire to feel connected

13:54 – Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you

15:50 – Becoming an entrepreneur 

17:46 – DON’T stay in your lane.

19:50 – Ditch The Me Mindset and Change The World

21:50 – Connect with Eric

Key Takeaways

“Becoming a physician with a passion for business separated me from my classmates during business school or work.” – Dr. Eric George

“I’ve learned that that connection with my patients and staying communicating with them is what gives me that next step and gives me a lot more of the opportunities.” – Dr. Eric George

“Anybody that’s looking for the next step or trying to jump into the water that doesn’t have fear would agree with you and me, that that’s what it’s all about – is learning.”– Dr. Eric George

“If you don’t have those aces [amazing employees], it’s really tough to do it as a one-man show.” – Dr. Eric George

“Your journey is more than just how many widgets you can accumulate. It’s about what makes you fulfilled.” – Dr. Eric George

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