Why are you working tonight?

Is it because you need it or want it?

In the short term, there won’t be much difference.  However, the issue with needing to do something versus wanting to do something is sustainability.

Circumstances can force you or someone else to work longer and harder than others, but if you don’t want it (you’re missing the passion) there is only a matter of time before you quit or burn out.

That’s why long term 8pm Warriors have to love what they do.

They also have to rest, take breaks, vacation, and breathe.  I’m not sure which comes first, but sometimes burnout causes one to lose passion, and sometimes a lack of passion causes burnout.

If you find yourself starting to lose the love…take a break.  You’ll be more successful.

Have a great night!

Aaron@Biebert

A Caring Attitude

The economy has eased our worker shortage temporarily, but I have no doubt it will be back very soon.  With healthcare reform to add 32,000,000 new patients to a system already facing a retiring baby boomer generation, this is going to get very interesting…and stressful.

In an industry with unlimited choices, where will all the talent go? 

I believe they will seek to work with servant leaders who are knowledgeable, engaged, and caring.  With burnout reaching epidemic proportions, and many medical professionals re-evaluating their career paths, caring will not only lead to your success as a leader, but to an increased quality of life for your people. 

If you want to compete and make a difference, you will need to have an attitude of caring…and mean it.

That’s why it made my top 4.

Does it make yours?

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About the Author:  Aaron lives in Milwaukee, WI with his wife and two children and is the President & CEO of Clear Medical Solutions.  When he’s not leading new initiatives, he periodically takes on interim leadership or consulting projects.  He also enjoys teaching, speaking, writing, and sharing his passion for people and their healthcare.