Adding to his woes, Weisman, now 47, took a major hit in pay last year. His salary at a Newport Beach clinic was reduced by nearly $100,000. Granted, his current $170,000-a-year income might seem a king's ransom to many, but the unexpected pay cut has forced Weisman and his wife, Leslie, who live in Newport Beach, to reassess their lifestyle and goals.
Weisman told [Nicholas] Lore that medicine had lost its allure for him. But Weisman doesn't know what he wants to do next. He had been hoping to finance a transition out of medicine by introducing and marketing an herbal product he devised called Sober-Up, designed to reduce the intoxicating effect of alcohol and minimize hangovers. He had thought that perhaps this product would generate enough income for him to launch a new career.
Lore urged Weisman to spend the next few months exploring each vocation thoroughly. He told Weisman that the further he strayed from his strongest talents, the less content he might be in a new field. Weisman should try to find a career that would fully exploit his quick thinking, medical expertise and analytical ability, Lore advised.