Linda's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    America Team

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Los Angeles, CA

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 3

LINDA LI

Plastic Surgeon
Dr. 90210

“Whatever it takes to succeed, whatever sacrifices you have to make, you make them to make yourself happy in life.”

INTERESTS:

Business Medicine

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Transitions Choices Desire Experience Passion Determination Exploration

FOUNDATION:

Working with Others

TAGS:

achievements, advice, blind leap of faith, career, cubicle, engineering, generation, goals, happiness, happy, interacting, interaction, medical school, medicine, no shame, passion, people, success, taking a leap, time

BIOGRAPHY:

  • In high school, she was able to do a work-study program at Westinghouse Electric.
  • Thought she wanted to be an engineer before she took this internship.
  • After spending time programming and crunching numbers in a cubicle, she realized she was on the wrong path.
  • Discovered that her passion was working with people, and that led her to exploring the field of medicine.
  • Now operates her own surgery center in Beverly Hills and makes appearances on the television show, Dr. 90210.
  • Says she never knew for sure that she was making the right career choice-"you just take a blind leap of faith."
  • Believes that if you take that leap and realize you made the wrong choice, "there's no shame in changing pathways."
  • Says she "wasn't put on this earth to be a miserable person," so she puts her happiness first.

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