Do you overschedule yourself? Do you organize your resources before you begin? Do you have a realistic amount of time for things to get things done, even if things don’t go perfectly? Is every task in your day like the final scene of a James Bond film, where you rescue the world with your combination of genius, guile and out-of-the-box thinking?
A lot of doctors have addictive personalites. Being busy and the only person who can do things correctly is a potent drug. Don’t get hooked on it.
Do you just show up and do “whatever”? Do you lack clear precise goals and plans? A good gauge of how clear your plans are is how well your support staff could explain them. Does everyone on your team know what you are going for? Could you explain your goals and plans to me complete with timelines, costs, resources needed, budget and proforma? I often ask my clients to do just this. I don’t do it to discourage their dreams, only to make sure they get either acted upon or set aside. It’s important to dream without falling into the habit of being just a “dreamer”.
David Zahaluk, MD is a revenue enhancement specialist for doctors and the author of “The Ultimate Practice Building Book.”
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