Thanks for taking time out to read this article. I respect you for being for being focused on your personal development. As a pharmacist, you are born with an ability to improve the quality of people’s lives and i congratulate you for not wasting it.
I’ve made this article very short and concise, so that you get the best out of it. These habits which you are about to read have been modeled from the very best pharmacists in the field.
Successful pharmacists are not born successful, they have developed certain habits which have propelled them to success. The good news is, you too can learn these habits and empower yourself to be the best you can be.
By applying these secrets, you’ll revolutionize your pharmacy, your staff and the quality of your life. You’ll transform your productivity, accelerate your success and inspire positive changes within your team.
Here are the 6 secrets of highly successful pharmacists
1) Love for People
The quality of your success as a pharmacist is in direct proportion to the quality of your relationship with people (your patients, staff, other healthcare professionals etc). Successful pharmacists have a strong affection and motivation towards people. They firmly believe people are their greatest resource. They invest a lot of time building their network of friends. They are very active members of social networks and groups and attend several networking events. Decide today to connect and expand your network of friends. Build relationships with your staff, your patients, customers and other health care professionals. Become an active member in a group or several social/professional groups
2) Great communicators
Successful pharmacists are great communicators. They have mastered the art of successful communication and this gives them charisma. People love to listen to them, their staff understand them and are driven by their vision. They know how to build rapport with different people from different backgrounds and cultures. Learn to improve your communication skills. Use your body language more, expand your vocabulary and improve your tone. Communicate clearly and effectively. Learn several communication techniques and most importantly build rapport with everyone you come across.
Successful pharmacists know how to prioritise their work load. They focus on what’s important. Every day begins with a focus, a plan, a to do list. They avoid time wasters and never let things that matter most be at the mercy of things that matter least. They don’t burn out because they focus more on completing important tasks before they become urgent. Get a diary, a planner, etc. Spend a few minutes at the start of your day making a task list and rating each tasks in order of importance. Read several books on organisation and effective time management skills
4) Passion for pharmacy
Successful pharmacists have an immense passion for pharmacy. They love what they do. They are passionate about pharmacy. They are driven by adding value. They spend most of their time and energy developing their knowledge, reading pharmacy articles, pharmacy updates, bulletins, news etc. Their knowledge is up to date. They love pharmacy and enjoy being pharmacists .
Develop a passion for pharmacy, look outside of your four walls. Read different pharmacy articles, get involved in various pharmacy projects, learn new pharmacy skills and qualifications, attend pharmacy conferences and seminars. Make pharmacy fun and get out of the dispensary more and into the community. Get active and you’ll discover a new passion for pharmacy
5) Stay Fit & Healthy
Successful pharmacists value their health. They understand the importance of being fit and healthy to achieve their goals. They exercise and stay healthy as this gives them the fuel for optimum performance. Exercising and staying healthy energises them, rejuvenates them and empowers them to increase their productivity daily.
Decide now to sign up in a gym or join an exercise class or incorporate some kind of physical activity in your life. You are what you eat. Make smart food choices. Eat healthy and choose foods which energise and revitalise you.
6) Play Play Play
Successful pharmacists make time to relax and enjoy social activities. They know when it is time to switch off from pharmacy. They appreciate the value of having various hobbies and fun outside work. They make time for friends and family. They value a work/life balance. Socialising and taking time off work recharges them and gives them a true sense of purpose and fulfillment.
Take time to relax and play. Spend time with family, friends and loved ones. Value them as they are your safety net to an enriched and fulfilling life. Switch off work and develop new hobbies and networks outside pharmacy
Thanks for reading this article and I wish you all the best on your journey of becoming a very successful pharmacist.
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