I started listening and taking notes on books that were easily accessible on either my iPhone or at Barnes & Noble – no excuses.
I was exposed to many different perspectives that challenged my own that I began to notice the progress I was making. I was able to pinpoint Formé’s strengths and weaknesses very clearly.
For example, one of the books I listened to helped me realized that Formé needed a more effective business plan as we continued to grow rapidly.
Today, we are currently in the process of tweaking our business plan to cater to our new goals and trajectories. I’ll be the first to admit that change can be difficult, especially when you have been working in one field for so long, as I have in the medical field.
The reality is that new technology and younger generations have already put themselves ahead of the game, and it’s your responsibility to remain current and relevant. If you don’t take the time to at least try, you are doing a disservice to you, your team, and your clients.
By incorporating learning in your day, it will open your eyes to new ideas. Have an hour commute to work?
Listen to an audiobook. Waiting while in the doctor’s office?
Read an article that pertains to your business, or send videos of inspiration to friends and see how long it takes before they send you videos that could change your perspective. Learning does not have to include a syllabus and a rented textbook. Learning comes in all platforms, and it’s your responsibility to find the ones that work for you.
Should you want any recommendations on audio books, or just have questions in general, please do not hesitate to connect with me.
About the author
Maria was born and raised in the Dominican Republic andmoved to New York at the age of 15, where she finished high school and attended college. She has been in the healthcare industry for over 30 years, most of which was as the Executive Director of the Scarsdale Medical Group, a successful multi-specialty medical practice in Westchester, NY. In September 2015, Maria became a partner and CEO at Formé Medical Center, a new, Social Enterprise medical practice that offers high-quality, dignified medical care to residents of Westchester County and the surrounding communities. Maria is proud to be in the position today to affect change and make a difference in the lives of the people in need of preventative and/or immediate healthcare.Website