Productivity

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Review of the Best Citation Managers and How to Choose One

This post is geared towards students, residents, physicians, or researchers who need to keep track of journal articles and references. There is so much information out there and, as healthcare professionals, we need to be constantly aware of the new evidence and old evidence that guides our practice. However, you may have found it difficult …

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Coexisting with Covid-19

Coexisting with COVID-19 – Can We Still be Productive in 2020?

So much has happened since COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has hit us. Sorry to my blog readers for not posting for so long! It has been a difficult time in working in the frontlines as an Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Physician and it has been a privilege to be able to help take care of these …

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Using the 80/20 rule and Pareto Principle to Become Productive

“What is important is rarely urgent, what is urgent is rarely important.” Dwight D. Eisenhower History of the 80/20 Rule and Alternative Names The Pareto Principle is named after Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923). Pareto was an Italian economist who first noticed that “Eighty percent of the wealth is held by twenty percent of the people.” He …

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Physician Burnout Statistics, Definition, and Treatment with Personal Productivity

I work in an academic hospital and have personally known 3 physician suicide victims including residents, fellows, and attendings. I started to really wonder, what has been causing such an epidemic and are their ways to treat or prevent it. I am not a burnout expert, but I have been reading more into it and …

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5 Ways To Become Financially Independent Through Personal Productivity

Whenever I am introducing a new idea to my physician group or the hospital. The first question in everyone’s mind is how this translates into dollars. I need to convince them why they need to implement a certain process or system and what the Return On Invest (ROI) would be. So, what is your ROI …

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8 Benefits of Creating a Productivity System for Healthcare Professionals

“Productivity is not about Getting Things Done, the goal is to increase your happiness and decrease Stress in Your Life.” – Physician Zen The first question that might cross your mind is: What the heck is a “Productivity System” and why is it important? So, whether you know it or not, you and everyone around …

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How to Perform The Weekly Review (Step 12 of 12)

Even if you have created an excellent productivity system (Steps 1-11), it is essential to set aside about 15-30 minutes each week to review and maintain your productivity system. The weekly review links all of the projects and tasks you are performing to ensure that the actions you are doing on a daily basis are …

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Ultimate Secret to Productivity – Habit and Task Batching (Step 11 of 12)

I wish I knew earlier in my career that habit batching is the ultimate secret to being able to create more time in your day. This time can then be used for things that really matter to you such as exercise, hobbies, or working on your Most Important Tasks.  When I started implementing a productivity …

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How to Use Calendars Effectively and Improve Productivity (Step 10 of 12)

Arriving early looks good, being late looks bad, not showing up… will ruin a career Physician Zen Calendars are an integral part of our daily personal and professional lives. When used effectively, they can guide us smoothly through a day with minimum effort. When used ineffectively they can cause stress with missed appointments and deadlines.  …

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