Doctor, what are your lunch plans?
How do you spend your lunch each day? I know some doctors get out of the office. Some pack a lunch and catch up on email and charts. Some hardly get a lunch at all because of their schedule.
I even knew one doctor who went out to lunch every day, used the company card, and then discovered that he had inflated the practice’s credit card debt roughly $2,000 over the course of the year.
However you choose to spend your lunch, please take this advice: Be purposeful with your time. Don’t let lunch be whatever comes your way.
If you need to rejuvenate, make Mondays the day you go for a walk.
If you need to veg, make Tuesday the day you pack a lunch and catch up on Twitter.
If you need to read an article, make Wednesday the day you read industry blogs and magazines.
If you need to have lunch with a friend or colleague, make Thursday going out to lunch day.
If you need a short day, make Friday the day you work through lunch and get off early.
Either way, if you don’t control your day, your day will control you.
I’ll give you an example of a doctor taking control of their time. Just the other day, I was Skype-consulting with an Optometrist. She ate her lunch while we mapped out a few things. She wanted to create a plan for practice growth, and she wanted to talk long-term career goals. Through a series of Q & A’s, we ended our conversation with the beginnings of a 3 month, 12 month, and 5 year plan – a much better lunch than mindless Facebook scrolling.
So, how do you spend your lunch? What’s your plan today, and how can you regain control of your time?
If ProSight Success can be a help in any way, please contact us as we book Skype-lunches and phone calls all the time in addition to our other resources like our practice growth curriculum.
But no matter what, try not to let your days be your master. Master your time and watch personal and professional growth bloom.
Gordon Duncan is the CEO/consultant of ProSight Success. He has worked in the eye care industry for nearly 20 years.
Gordon Duncan is an award-winning educator, salesman, teacher, manager, and writer. He has taught in the public school system, lobbied for school's accreditation, managed eye clinics, led sales' teams, and also publishes books on theology, church, and culture.