Don’t Underestimate the Importance of a Digital Exploration Phase

Dana Corriel MD explains that the "Digital Exploration Phase" is a necessary one, & is more important than ever, especially for professionals who are still unsure of how to use the space, or what their goals should be.

I’d love to share a personal experience, that quite possibly can serve as a lesson for us all

I hope that it especially helps where it comes to finding your niche and existing in/dabbling in social media.

I didn’t know what I could offer to those who followed me, when I first entered this formidable space.

I knew that I didn’t want to dispense medical advice, because of all of the legalities that surrounded this.

Not only that, but I truly value a customized plan for anyone that I consult with, and it’s hard for me to make generalizations.

I think this holds most of the physicians I know back. What they know is medicine. But dispensing medicine advice here is a tricky business, to say the least.


“Of what use could I be?” I thought.

It felt wrong, for some reason, to simply be here and abstractly create.

It felt like I needed to know EXACTLY what I was doing, where I was headed, and what for; to identify purpose.

But nothing is further from truth.


It felt like I needed to know EXACTLY what I was doing, where I was headed, and what for; to identify purpose. But nothing is further from truth. Click To Tweet


Don’t ever wave off what I call the “digital exploration phase”, where you’re still not quite sure who you are here, or where you’re headed.

It is of crucial importance.


(the photo used for this article was taken by me, while strolling through the streets of Puerto Rico, exploring its beauty. Surprisingly, looking up was just as beautiful, if not more so, then looking straight ahead).


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