The Institute of Podiatric Excellence and Development (IPED) is unique in that we are an organization whose mission is to help podiatric practitioners achieve both professional success and personal fulfillment. To that end, we offer several ways to access information (webinars, blogs, video seminars, meetings) from other podiatrists, financial advisors, practice management specialists, life coaches and more to help you be the best you can be in the office and out of it. One way to help you stay on track in your career and with your family and personal goals is to create a personal checklist. This checklist should contain items that if done daily, will bring you closer to long term goals and help you stay true to your mission and values.
Your checklist will be specific to you but below are some suggested items to get you started:
- Did I read my personal mission statement and/or my goal list today?
- Did I compliment 3 people today?
- Did I tell my staff how much I appreciate them today?
- Did I send a thank-you note to at least 1 person for helping me and my practice?
- Did I see all my patients within 15 minutes of their scheduled times?
- Did I do 1 thing that brought me closer to my goals and objectives today?
- Did I do my dictation on every patient today?
- Did I maintain eye contact and smile when entering each treatment room today?
- Did I thank every patient for coming to the office today?
- Did I ask patients about their family and friends, and suggest that they see their doctors for preventive health care?
- Did I ask each patient about having any additional questions?
- Did I tell my children and spouse that I love them today?
- Did I ask my children and spouse about their day today and listen to them with my undivided attention?
- Did I do something today that helped someone who was not a patient?
- Did I engage in activities that make me physically, spiritually and mentally healthy?
- Did I learn something new or pass on something I know to another person today?
- Did I read my checklist every evening and morning?
These are items on other doctors’ personal checklists. What’s important to you to have on yours?