Zen Productivity

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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4 Ways to Create Better Spending Habits for Busy Professionals

So you’ve made it! You are a practicing professional and are in the career that you’ve worked so hard for. You feel like you deserve to reap the benefits of all of those years of hard work and sacrifice. Whether you are a practicing physician, nurse, lawyer, or any busy professional this is how most …

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New Years Goal Setting

10 New Year’s Resolution Ideas and How to Achieve Them

With a brand-new decade upon us, the time has come to reflect on where we’ve been and where we want to go. Setting all-encompassing New Year’s resolutions to better ourselves is easy enough, but following through is another ball game entirely. Considering 31% of resolutions are abandoned before January is even over, it’s clear that …

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Planning to Retire at the Age of 50? Know the Pros and Cons First!

This post is by Valentina Wilson who reached out to me to write a guest post on this site. Valentina is a personal financial blogger. She loves to analyze personal financial matters and help others manage their finances in a better way. Travelling is also her passion. She loves to travel and explore different places …

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How to Get Started with Rental Properties for Healthcare Professionals

How to Get Started with Rental Properties as a Healthcare Professional

I purchased my first rental property about 2 years after my fellowship training and since then I have purchased multiple other properties. Using rental property as a means to create passive income had been something that was always on my mind during medical school and residency. This post goes over how I came to buy …

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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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Can Physician Success, Financial Independence and Happiness Start with Productivity?

Welcome, and thank you so much for taking the time to read the first Physician Zen post. Briefly, my name is Vi Dinh, I am an emergency medicine physician and medical intensivist working at a tertiary care academic center on the west coast (if you want to know more, please visit the about page). I …

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