The Physician's 2017 Breakthrough Process - one hour to make 2017 your best year yet

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

In just one hour, answering these 10 questions can make 2017 your best year yet

In large part, your happiness in 2017 depends on the following thought experiment …

Imagine it is actually 12 months from now ... it is Christmas of NEXT Year ...
as you look back on your 2017 ...
you break out in a grin of satisfaction ... 
and say to yourself ... "wow, what a year" ...

What is driving this warm, happy feeling?

  • What are the successes of 2016 (this year) you have been able to build on?
  • What have you changed / accomplished / experienced / let go of in the year 2017?
  • What are the old problems/challenges you have been able to solve - or simply let go of -for the first time?

What would it take to make 2017 YOUR Best Year Yet?

Take a single hour now to fill out the Physician's 2017 Breakthrough Process Worksheet -- and watch the difference it makes ...

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The Physician's 2016 Breakthrough Process

Posted by Dike Drummond MD


In just one hour, answering these 10 questions can make 2016 your best year yet

In large part, your happiness in 2015 depends on the following thought experiment …

In large part, your happiness in 2015 depends on the following thought experiment …

Imagine it is actually 12 months from now ... it is Christmas of NEXT Year ...
as you look back on your 2016 ...
you break out in a grin of satisfaction ... 
and say to yourself ... "wow, what a year" ...

What is driving this warm, happy feeling?

  • What are the successes of 2015 (this year) you have been able to build on?
  • What have you changed / accomplished / experienced / let go of in your2016?
  • What are the old problems/challenges you have been able to solve for the first time?

What would it take to make 2016 YOUR Best Year Yet?

Take a single hour now to PUT YOU FIRST in 2016 and watch the difference it makes ...

Print out the worksheets of the Breakthrough Process to get started ... 

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The Physician's 2015 Breakthrough Process

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

In just one hour, answering these 10 questions could make 2015 your best year yet

In large part, your happiness in 2015 depends on the following thought experiment …

Imagine it is Christmas of Next Year and you are looking back on 2015, a big grin on your face. It has been a marvelous year, filled with firsts for you in your practice and you and your family ... outside of work.

What is driving your sense of satisfaction.

  • What are the successes of 2014 you have been able to build on?
  • What have you changed / accomplished / experienced / let go of?
  • What are the old problems/challenges you have been able to solve for the first time?

Exactly what would it take to make 2015 YOUR Best Year Yet?

Let’s make it a year of breakthrough success, happiness and satisfaction … both in your practice and in your larger life. What do you say? Here is the 2015 Breakthrough Planning Process.

Your experience of 2015 depends on setting and keeping specific intentions and goals for the year. To get what you want, you have to slow down and figure out what that is. We invite you to invest an hour in getting clear on your ideal vision for 2015 using specially worded questions designed to help you focus and prioritize. Take some time to put YOU first.

Otherwise the #800 gorilla that is your medical career will continuel to drive your life, leaving you just scraps of time and energy around the edges. 

Here is TheHappyMD.com 2015 Breakthrough Planning Process specifically designed to help you breakthrough in those areas where you are feeling stuck – at work or home. These 10 highly focused questions only take a relaxed hour yet can make a massive difference in your quality of life in the 12 months ahead. Ready? 

Print out the worksheets to get started

DOWNLOAD the 2015 Breakthrough Process Now

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Quadruple Aim - is it the antidote to Physician Burnout?

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Quadruple Aim - is it the antidote to Physician Burnout?

Physician Burnout is the Rodney Dangerfield of issues confronting our rapidly changing healthcare environment

It get's no respect ... at least until now.

In a dramatic mainstream journal article published in the latest issue of Annals of Family Medicine, the authors have proposed using Physician Burnout to redefine the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Triple Aim for healthcare.

Here is the Triple Aim:

  • Enhancing the patient experience
  • Improving population health
  • Reducing costs

I hope you can see the blind spot in this three part formula

Let's listen to the authors state what should have been blatantly obvoius from the start ... 

They note:

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Physician Burnout Lessons from Albert Einstein

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician Burnout Lessons from Albert Einstein

Time and time again I end up quoting Einstein to my physician burnout coaching clients.

The two quotes in this short video are so powerful when it comes to recognizing and reversing physician burnout. Learn them by heart and live them in your practice and your life. You will be way ahead of the game when you do.

I am not sure what the link is between physics and work-life balance. Perhaps there are basic and immutable laws that apply in both arenas. All I know is when I am working with client on physician burnout issues ... all you have to do is memorize these two laws and then live them and you will quickly reverse the downward spiral.

 

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Physician Burnout - How to Turn the Corner

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Physician burnout: How to turn the corner in your life and practice

No matter how exhausted and overworked you may feel right now -- no matter how frustrated with your practice or your out-of-balance life you may be -- there is a way to turn this corner.

Working harder is not the answer though

If you want different results in your life, you must take different actions

What got you here won't get you there

Don't fall into this trap

You can get to a place where you are running so fast - just to keep up with your current reality - that you don't have time to do anything more or anything different. I have heard people say over and over, "I am too busy to even think about doing things differently". 

Here is the key to getting out of this Catch 22, the key to getting out of this mind trap.

You have to find a way to step out of the flow of your life - in order to see things from a more strategic point of view - where the things you want to change can come into sharp focus

This lesson actually came to me from the world of the entrepreneur. 

You see, a person starting a small business can often end up overwhelmed by the details of being a solo entrepreneur. There is so much to do to coordinate your product/service, marketing, accounting and payroll and managing employees. It is a fairly close match for all the balls a physician has to keep up in the air -- and it can get equally unbalanced. 

Entrepreneurs have to learn this mantra sooner or later

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Multitasking makes you stupid - do these 3 things instead

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Multitasking makes you stupid 

The neuroscience is clear, multitasking does not work. It is not a "skill" you can develop. It is not something you can possibly get good at. Multitasking is an urban myth in my opinion. In a healthcare setting, it can actually threaten patient's lives.

The reason multitasking does not work is simple to explain

Your attention - the bandwidth of your awareness - has a finite capacity. There is only so much attention to go around. You get the best results when you give ALL of it to a single task or observation.

If you are doing one thing ... say reading an MRI report on one of your patients

And you add in a second activity at the same time ... say taking a phone call (and trying to continue to read the MRI report)

Your available attention for each individual activity has instantly been cut in half. You are now half as good at reviewing an MRI report -- and your phone conversation will have half the quality it would if that was the only thing you were doing.

Congratulations - your multitasking (just two tasks in this case) has allowed you to instantly do a half-assed job. Unfortunately we are just getting started.

Here is the mathmatical relationship between multitasking and quality

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Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet With this Breakthrough Process Download

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

The 2014 Breakthrough Process will set you up for your Best Year Yet, in about one hour this weekend 

A year from now … as you look back on 2014 … what do you want the year to feel like? How about a 2014 that is your best year yet? Let’s make it a year of breakthrough success, happiness and satisfaction … what do you say?

Here is a personal strategic planning process planning process that is so powerful I call it the 2014 Breakthrough Process. It is specifically designed to help you breakthrough in those areas where you are feeling stuck – at work or at home.

Print out the worksheet below to get started

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The Difference: Time Off vs. Life Balance - 3 keys for the holidays

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Life balance is more than just taking time off or going on vacation.

If it feels like you are drowning at work ... you need way more than a few breaths at the surface to give yourself any kind of meaningful recovery.

Here are three keys to using holidays and vacation to recharge yourself in ways that will make a big difference. These are keys to actually creating work-life balance. Use these to ensure you head back to work rejuvenated and in a better place than when you punched out

I've tested all of these in my own life and with hundreds of physician coaching clients. Now is the perfect time to try them out over this two week holiday season when you are almost certain to get at least a couple days off.

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1) Your Boundary Ritual 

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Physician Group Culture Trumps Burnout, Maintains Physician Autonomy

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Your Group's Culture is Key to Maintaining Physician Autonomy and Preventing Physician Burnout

Culture ... What Culture?

The basic challenge is this ...

... most physician groups/departments have never created a Conscious Culture that defines who you are and how you support each other.

This is one of the Key Blind Spots of our current Physician Leadership Vacuum.

A consciously created, supportive Physician Culture is hugely important for all doctors now and in the rapidly changing healthcare environment that is staring us all in the face. Yet the entire concept of a cohesive Physician Culture is completely absent in 85% of the healthcare organizations I interact with across the country.

What about your group/organization? 
Does the Culture of your group/department support you in building a healthy practice or actually get in your way?

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