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Ben Fung

15 Podcast Episodes

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Ben Fung- The Current PT Job Market

Dance PT Podcast

I honestly don't know why it took so long for this to be covered in the Dance Physical Therapists group..So many of us have lost our dream dance clinical rotations, jobs, and are struggling to simply get by as professional PTs..The great Ben Fung has to agreed to come on and donate some of his valuable knowledge on the PT job market..Ben is known for watching the job market trends in physical therapy and will undoubtedly share this great wisdom with some sort of Star Wars metaphors (he loves Star Wars and, is therefore, AN AWESOME DUDE..This is going to be a tremendously helpful interview for anyone out there who is struggling and wants to better understand what is going on.


21 Jun 2021

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Discussing Economic, Practice, and Workplace Gaps with Dr. Ben Fung

The Clinical Gap Podcast

Summary:In this episode, I speak with Dr. Ben Fung about a variety of gaps in physical therapy practice. Unable to limit his answer to a single gap clinicians experience, he breaks down current challenges to economic, practice, and workplace gaps. Ben discusses the importance of showing value and discussing the business side of PT. He discusses challenges both new graduates and experienced clinicians face on a daily basis. He even throws in some Star Wars trivia.Topics Covered:0:00 - Zach Intro3:10 - Start of Interview4:00 - How the pandemic has affected our careers8:25 - Facilitating and resisting change13:20 - Navigating challenging situations without experience to draw on17:50 - Gaining experience outside your traditional clinical setting23:15 - Balancing seeking opportunities and burnout27:45 - The dangerous of absolutes, polarized thinking, and perfectionism31:00 - The fallibility “Experts” and embracing uncertainty and imperfection36:00 - Gaps from school to clinic37:10 - Star Wars inconsistencies (not a typo)38:45 - Back to the gaps: Economic Gap (#1)46:30 - Practice Gap (#2)49:55 - Workplace Gap (#3)55:05 - Showing our value and the importance of discussing money59:30 - Using the Net Promoter Score1:00:25 - Acting on data and acknowledging weaknesses1:04:35 - What Ben is currently curious about - Organizational culture1:05:45 - The value of non-clinical PTs1:10:20 - Innovation and Progress in Physical Therapy1:12:20 - Connecting with Ben FungQuotes:“If everybody agrees with what you are saying either nobody cares or nobody is listening” Learn more about Ben:Twitter, LinkedIn, Website, UpDoc Media, UpDoc MarketingBooks mentioned:Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (Amazon Affiliate Link)People mentioned:Intro music by Quentin Walston: https://quentinwalston.com

1hr 15mins

7 Oct 2020

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SE 13: Transitioning From Entrepreneur to Business Owner with Ben Fung

The Surviving Entrepreneurship Podcast

In this episode, I interview Dr. Ben Fung; a PT (Physical Therapist) friend and mentor of mine turned martial arts student, digital marketer, speaker, husband, and father.  He is also the co-founder of UpDoc Media and loves to spend quality time with his family. Today, Ben’s main focus is on branding, marketing, and strategic change to bring about real tangible results. However, his greatest passion lies in mentoring and inspiring students to cultivate a mindset of success driven by growth and connectivity in today’s hyper-connected world. Episode Notes Quitting a 6-figure paying job and cashing out on his retirement funds to begin a business. Spoke about how a well-established marketing eco-system online can mean success or failure for any business. Discussed how strategic and tactical teams need to work together to affect those changes that each business owner is yearning for. Timestamps: [00:2:01] Ben begins by introducing himself, his background and how his weird career journey took off. [00:4:05] He emphasizes the importance of connecting with the right people in any business undertaking. [00:7:01] Ben shares about quitting a 6-figure paying job and cashing out on his retirement funds to start his business. [00:8:05] He talks about how big he is when it comes to family and how when push came to shove, he would not hesitate to choose his family over anything else. [00:11:23] Ben talks about the dad blog he started before the worldwide pandemic broke out [00:16:00] Ben further explains why having both strategic and tactical teams working together can help propel a business in the right direction. [00:19:41] He goes in-depth and discusses the importance of having a well-established marketing eco-system to stay competitive in the online world. [00:22:30] Ben explains how entrepreneurs can develop a strategic and tactical mindset to help their business objectives come to fruition. He also advises entrepreneurs on the need to have a great value proposition to set them up for success. [00:25:25] Ben talks about being interested in the process as much as one is interested in their service or product. He also demystifies a lot of lies that paint entrepreneurship as a glamorous lifestyle, yet ignoring a great deal of work that goes on in the background. [00:29:33] Ben reveals his biggest struggle which happens to be delegation. [00:33:51] Ben answers the final 10 questions in the lightning round. Quotes: “You might start alone, but I guarantee you to come to fruition, to get to your stage one growth, to get to the exit, it’s not a solo journey. It’s not a lone wolf path…” >>Click Here to get my #1 recommendation to build an online business online here<< Follow Surviving Entrepreneurship Don’t forget to subscribe, rate & review!!! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/surviving-entrepreneurship/id1498454180 Follow Ben Fung https://www.facebook.com/DrBenFung/ http://drbenfung.com/


27 Aug 2020

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Ep. 167- Physical Therapist Turned Digital Media Entrepreneur and Speaker (w/ Dr. Ben Fung)

PT Student Center

In this episode we chat with Dr. Ben Fung, Physical Therapist and co-founder of Recharge and UpDoc Media. Ben discusses how working as an engineer led him to a career shift toward PT. Ben shares his experience during DPT school and how he thinks the education system should change to adapt post pandemic. After graduation, he worked in the hospital setting but was left wanting more. He took a meeting with the CEO of the hospital in hopes of advancement but was challenged to get his MBA in order to do more. Ben elaborates on shifting from a PT to an entrepreneur and speaker. He shares his business endeavors and wraps up the episode with advice for current DPT students. Instagram: @drbenfung Website: https://www.updocmedia.com/ Text: 470-ben-fung https://graditude.mykajabi.com/HalfwayToDebtFree  https://graditude.mykajabi.com/amazon-affiliates  Go to Physiomemes.com and use this code for 20% off your next order: GRADITUDE20 Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/graditude/support --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ptstudentcenter/support


12 Aug 2020

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Battling through the emotions of COVID with Dr. Ben Fung

The Duck Legs Podcast

After a brief discussion on business and catching up with our great friend and mentor Dr. Ben Fung, the Ducklegs squad gets a load of knowledge dropped on them on the emotions and managing your mental health during this COVID pandemic.This is a must...--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/duck-legs/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/duck-legs/support

1hr 5mins

27 Apr 2020

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Life Lessons from Star Wars & TROS Review with Dr. Ben Fung & Dr. Scotty Butcher

The Duck Legs Podcast

Spoiler alert!!! Dr. Ben & Dr. Scotty share their thoughts on The Rise of Skywalker & The Mandalorian! We take a deep dive into the Star Wars lore and fandom in this episode. Be prepared to run to Wookieepedia. The group also shares stories of...--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/duck-legs/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/duck-legs/support

1hr 33mins

27 Jan 2020

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Dr. Ben Fung wants you to Be More

The Duck Legs Podcast

Dr. Ben shares his thoughts on Endgame, The Rise of Skywalker, Game of Thrones, and some physio stuff sprinkled in there. If you aren't a fan of nerding out on Marvel or Star Wars skip to minute 30 where Ben begins to discuss his love for public...--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/duck-legs/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/duck-legs/support

1hr 38mins

20 May 2019

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26. Dr. Ben Fung: "The Biggest Myth in PT/ Rise of a Generation!"

Pre-PT Grind | Physical Therapy School Podcast

In this episode, we discuss Dr. Ben Fung's first exposure to Physical Therapy after a number of intense injuries. We go on to discuss his transition from a 2.8 GPA rut as a Bioengineer as well as bartending and surfing for a living, to discovering the full potential of how he could better serve as a PT. Through his journey, Ben shares why Purpose and Attitude is Key! We discuss HOW to know if PT is the career for you, An extremely successful application strategy, The Biggest Myth in PT and much more!


21 Nov 2017

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Earning Outside The Clinic with Dr. Ben Fung

Two Knowbodies Talking

In this episode, The Knowbodies sit down for what turned out to be a part 2 to their episode with Dr. Ben Fung, PT, DPT, MBA a few weeks back. 1 year later, after Ben was first featured on the Breaking Student Debt Podcast with Will, Ben is back diving into a host of topics: How to create income outside of working in a clinic How to approach creating your own practice either right out of school or early on in your career Fear and how it plays a major role in us following our true interests and passion What the future holds for the PT profession Enjoy!  -Nick and Will


15 Nov 2017

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Financial Health For New Grads with Dr. Ben Fung

Two Knowbodies Talking

This is a throwback to when Will interviewed Dr. Ben Fung on the Breaking Student Debt Podcast back in January. Dr. Fung is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and one of the founders of UpDoc Media. This was recorded as a Facebook Live video. In it Dr. Fung touches on: His switch from full-time patient care to content developer What new graduates and current healthcare professionals who have aspirations of becoming entrepreneurs can do to start their journeys Mistakes new grads tend to make when planning out their lifetime financial potential His keys to maximizing one's financial potential The direction of healthcare and where physical therapists will have the best negotiating power in the future If you enjoyed this episode and want to learn more about Dr. Fung, check him out by following him on all of the social media platforms and at: http://drbenfung.com/ It's Your Body. Know It.


25 Oct 2017