Who’s That BOSS: Dr. Kara Davis
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Kara Davis, M.D. is a board-certified internist currently in practice in the Chicago South Suburbs. She is actively involved with the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association. Dr. Davis is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dr. Davis is married to Bishop Lance Davis, and is the mother of four children. She is the author of Spiritual Secrets to Weight Loss (Siloam Press, 2008) and Spiritual Secrets to a Healthy Heart (Siloam Press, 2013). Currently, she is pursuing a Masters of Divinity with North Park Theological Seminary.
Dr. Davis is the epitome of a BOSS. She balances career, family and her spirituality to not only help those close to her, but also teaching those in and outside her community how to live a healthy and balanced life through faith.
The BOSS Network: Walk us through your journey to success. How did you get to this point?
Dr. Kara Davis: Of course I recognize my success is primarily because of God’s grace. On my part, I am consistent when it comes to discipline and hard work. Those two combined with patience hold the key to achievement.
TBN: What do you do to stay on top of your game professionally?
KD: As a physician, I keep current with medical advances through attending conferences and reading journals. As a writer, I discipline myself to keep things flowing, whether through a blog, an article or working on the chapter of the next book.
TBN: How do you balance your personal life with your professional?
KD: Keeping priorities straight is an ongoing process. I still have to step back and assess things every now and then. And I adjust my “things to do” list just to keep my family as a top priority.
TBN: What advice would you give to a budding entrepreneur or career woman?
KD: Stay on top of trends, use them as a guide. Yes, we should pursue dreams and do things to fulfill our passion. But if modern technology will make your dreams and passions obsolete over the next decade, then you should probably down a different path.
TBN: Why is it so important for us to take time out for ourselves, even as we pursue our careers?
KD: One of our most important goals should be total wellness. It is fine to pursue a career, but so much we aim to achieve becomes insignificant when we are not in optimal health. Let’s live in a way that preserves our physical health, and start paying more attention to our mental and emotional well-being.
TBN: What does being a BOSS mean to you?
KD: I believe that “to whom much is given, much is required.” As a BOSS, I can live this out by helping to develop the next generation of leaders.
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