"The Successful Man is the One Who Finds Out What Is the Matter with His Business Before His Competitors Do." Roy L. Smith
Did Success Magazine get it right?
The July 2015 issue of Success Magazine featured several articles that seemingly made the case for working hard to create success in business. Two even talk about how owners “grind it out” more to become successful. One even goes as far as to say, “they just out grind everyone else out of the picture.”
I totally disagree! So did the late Peter Drucker, as does Dr. Thomas Stanley, Ph.D. In fact, two of his in-depth and well researched books “The Millionaire Next Door,” and “The Millionaire Mind,” both disclose that successful business owners “never do another man’s job.” Yes, these entrepreneurs work hard when they are at work doing their work, not anyone else’s. They also find plenty of time for recreation, at which point they also know how to “play hard.”
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Furthermore, Richard Koch’s landmark publication, “The 80/20 Principle,” clearly maintains that if you engage in 80/20 thinking, you will discover that the harder you work, the less productive you become. He steadfastly proclaims that particular concept in almost every section of his book, which is one of my top 10 business book recommendations.
So, here’s how to make it work. It involves three simple steps:
So, focusing on getting your organization to produce like a well-oiled machine, so that you can work fewer hours, enjoy less stress, and more vacations with your family, is paramount. That’s what I’m all about. Those are the big issues The Pharmacy Sage addresses.
Nothing is more disturbing than entering the profession of your choice only to be battered by outside forces. Obviously, I’m talking about your choice of pharmacy and the impact that insurance companies are having on your income and the lifestyle of your family. It’s become a rat race, and you’ve become the victim of outside forces. Right?
You can change that outcome… for the better.
The world of business is extremely challenging. In fact, it is decidedly demanding. And unfortunately, they didn’t teach you anything about this problem in Pharmacy school, did they? They had no time, nor the resources. Hence, you need to gather this information and know how on your own.
What it boils down to is this: working smarter will get you the results you want. You simply have to learn how.
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