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9 Personal Habits to Acquire to Help Both Yourself & Your Practice

By Mark Wright, OD, FCOVD,
and Carole Burns, OD, FCOVD

Nov. 17, 2021

Michael Gerber says in his E-Myth practice management book series that we are the practice and the practice is us. If we are having financial problems, then the practice is having financial problems. If we are having problems at home communicating with family members, then we will have team members at work with whom we are having communication problems.

The lesson we can learn from this is if we want to make the practice better, then we need to start with us. We need to be the best we can be.

So, do you want to be smarter, faster, better? Jim Kwik created a video, “10 Things That Will Immediately Change Your Life.”i. Perhaps this video would have been better titled, “First create your habits, then your habits will create you.” The following is a chart based on this information condensed to nine areas to fill out and track over time. As you read through the chart below, there may be things you want to add to the chart. Please feel free to do that.

To start our journey, in the chart below, rate yourself from 0-10 in each category to see how well you are handling each area. Here we go.

There are no magic pills, but there are magic processes. Those are good habits. We are complex, integrated beings so we need to have good habits in order to live a better life. As we get better, our practice should also get better. Take action this week in strengthening the habits that will create a better you.

i. 10 Things That Will Immediately Change Your Life – Jim Kwik – YouTube

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