"The Successful Man is the One Who Finds Out What Is the Matter with His Business Before His Competitors Do." Roy L. Smith
1. Always challenge the status quo. If you’re doing business the same way you did 2 years ago, you may be heading for a fall.
2. If you want to succeed, make sure you have no choice in the matter. Practice “no excuses” management.
3. Set goals you want to achieve, not just what you think you can achieve.
4. Don't shoulder the anxieties that problems breed. Delegate. Make your life easier and you will create better decisions.
5. Write out your financial destiny— "In six years I will be a millionaire."
6. Set forth a program e.g. "by the end of this year, I will increase assets by $50,000. I will double these assets every year for five years, so that in X number of years, I will be a millionaire."
7. Understand the difference between taking in more money than you expend in your pharmacy versus spending less than taking in. The former fulfills your dreams, the latter is a prescription for working like a slave for the rest of your life.
8. Write out everything you want from life— all your goals, both financial and non-financial. Set forth in one, three and five year sequence. Don't be afraid to dream a little. Be specific.
9. Develop focus and concentration. The greater the focus, the stronger the intensity by which the brain (conscious) and the subconscious speed up the process of achieving your goals.
10. A problem is a problem only if you make it so. The stronger you develop your mind, the more insignificant your problems become.
11. Never give up before you even try. Commence everything with the firm belief that a solution exists, even if the first attempt fails.
12. Don't be afraid to ask for what you want.
13. Become a master of time— not a slave to it. Delegate it and leverage it. Be certain you are working smart, not just hard.
14. Understand that winning in life is just like winning in business. It does not mean you eliminate risk, for it is not possible to become wealthy without taking risks. It does mean knowing the right risks to take and always optimizing.
15. Develop a vision of your future. Then put that into writing.
16. Know that knowledge is your business. Master the art of learning— concentrate on acquiring information and knowledge in that will have the greatest positive impact on your future.
17. Be a tiger. Make certain that you outperform every other pharmacy in the country side.
18. Be sensitive to the needs of your team members and your customers. Cater to those needs, your team will work harder to meet the goals of your vision, and customers will spend their money with you.
Successful pharmacy owner's understand this, practice this, and implement this, ritually. They make the changes or corrections, as necessary, to be more productive in reaching their goals. They know it takes courage to get where they want to be and that courage requires taking risks. They reduce their risks by using trusted consultants.
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