43: Dr. Wei-Shin Lai Creates SleepPhones®
Dr. Wei-Shin Lai, MD, is a family doctor turned entrepreneur. She has helped 600,000 people live happier, healthier, well-rested lives. When she was in private practice and struggled with her own sleep issues, Wei-Shin and her husband invented SleepPhones®, the world’s first headphones designed for sleeping. I was interested in talking to Wei-Shin due to her technical background in medicine.
During our conversation, she highlighted the idea that our life experiences can often inspire new solutions for old problems. We also talked creating success through team work.
- Respect everybody.
Her Advice to Aspiring Female Entrepreneurs
- Know yourself. Understand yourself and what motivates you or sucks your energy away. know what you’re capable of, your strengths and weaknesses.
- Ask for help if there is something that you don’t know about.
- Know when to fire yourself. Focus on the things that you know you’re good at. Hire others to take care of the rest.