As Winston Churchill once said,
We all have dreams. Some of those dreams include running our own businesses. Some of them include quitting your full time job. Some of us know what are dreams are, but are too afraid to act on them.
Pharmacists have to be one of the most fearless professions on earth. Why? Because every single day we complete very complicated tasks, hundreds, if not thousands of times with human lives on the line.
I have explored this fearlessness of pharmacists in the past because I am so fascinated by the etiology of fear. When I began thinking about starting my independent consulting business, I had so many insecurities about not being "expert enough" or not knowing enough about business/marketing/etc.
When examining your own career, do you have dreams of breaking out on your own and becoming a Pharmapreneur?
Do you see yourself in a speaking and educational role?
What opportunities that already exist within your current workplace?
Once you have identified your passion and career dreams, don't be afraid to share your ideas. Following your dreams doesn't have to include quitting your job and diving in head first, but instead begin to test the waters.
Perhaps you can find some inspiration my reading some books by people that you admire?
I love to listen to podcasts and read about entrepreneurs that make a difference through their businesses. One thing they all seem to have in common is their willingness to share their skills in order to help others.
If you want to start a blog, think about what your strengths are first.
What do people ask your advice on?
What do you enjoy doing?
What makes you feel so passionate that you "lose track of time"?
That is usually a good place to start when thinking about the value you can add to people's lives. Pick what you are interested in, and a passion that is most likely to be proprietary as well.
I would love to hear from you and learn more about your goals. Email me if you would like to schedule a free 15 min coaching call!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Blair Green Thielemier, PharmD is an independent MTM consultant pharmacist. She is the founder of BT Pharmacy Consulting, LLC. and works with pharmacists to create and build clinical services programs. More information about Dr. Thielemier and BT Pharmacy Consulting, LLC can be found at http://btpharmacyconsulting.com
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Pharmacists are worried about the future, but you shouldn’t have to be. You may be feeling your career stability is becoming threatened, but you CAN create the career of your dreams.
When my own career took an unexpected turn, I wondered what steps I could take to become the trusted, well-respected healthcare professional I wanted to be.
After I started my MTM consulting business, everything changed…
Now, I help pharmacists, like you, become THE pharmacist to call.
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