Episode 47

A Doctor’s TEDx Journey: How he Chose ‘Delayed Gratification’ as his Topic

by Ophthalmology Business Academy | October 11, 2023

Success doesn’t come overnight. You have to put in the hard work and sacrifice to get where you want to be. You have to delay gratification and put in the effort to make your dream a reality! 

Dr. Emilio Justo graced the renowned red dot (TEDx) stage, delivering a captivating talk titled “Delayed Gratification.” His story of how he ascended to that prestigious platform resonates with every doctor who’s a parent of young children, spanning across the generations of Millennials and Gen Z.

Tune in to hear why Dr. Justo chose this topic and how he became a TEDx speaker!


  • 00:01:25 – Who is Dr. Justo? His life story as a Cuban Immigrant 
  • 00:04:49 – What Drove Him to Take the TEDx Stage
  • 00:11:30 –  “Delayed Gratification”…. Why This Topic?
  • 00:20:07 – Delayed Gratification in the business world/Ophthalmology
  • 00:25:52 – Mastering the Art of Storytelling: The Key to Delivering an Impactful TEDx Talk 
    • Parts of a powerful TEDx speech.
  • 00:30:10 – The goal of the next 5 years 
    • Writing an inspirational book on his life story, STAY TUNED!
  • 00:32:17 – Resources to get knowledge on “Delayed Gratification”

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Emilio Justo, MD

Medical Director at Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center
TEDx Speaker

A driven force of medical prowess, Emilio Justo, M.D., started the Arizona Eye Institute & Cosmetic Laser Center in 1989 and has continued to expand into new and exciting fields of cosmetic surgery. Dr. Justo first trained as an ophthalmologist but then mastered techniques as a plastic surgeon, quickly becoming the Phoenix area’s premier cosmetic and ocular surgeon with facilities in both Sun City West, Sun City, and Wickenburg.

In addition to his remarkable achievements, Dr. Justo is also recognized as a TEDx speaker, further showcasing his commitment to sharing valuable insights and expertise with a broader audience.

Connect with  Dr. Justo:
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/emiliojustomd
Intergram:  instagram.com/emiliojustomd/
Threads: threads.net/@emiliojustomd


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