Don’t Be a Turkey – Give Thanks!

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As the leaves begin to blanket the ground and the days grow shorter, we know that we are getting closer and closer to the holiday season and to another new year. It’s around this time of the year that we tend to feel the busiest, not just at work but also in our everyday lives. Tempers seem easier to set off than ever before as people cram the stores and crowd the roads, ironically to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones… Read more »

Seek Respect and Not Validation On the Job

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It’s always a wonderful feeling to hear someone say how great of a job you’re doing and how much all of your efforts have helped. It makes us feel appreciated, and we feel as if all of our hard work isn’t going unnoticed. Unfortunately, this sort of practice doesn’t happen as much as it should. MSPs are constantly waiting for their boss to give them direction and praise. I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to seek validation to do your… Read more »

Have the Crucial Conversation – Learn to Ask Smart Questions!

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We as MSPs are always pushing ourselves to learn more, grow, and tackle new responsibilities. At various points, we may notice others getting more recognition or being presented with bigger and better opportunities. These people often are the ones who speak up more, and those who remain silent oftentimes get frustrated and think, “Well, what about me?” Don’t wait for others to approach you with new possibilities – the key is that it all has to start with YOU! If you want to… Read more »

Be a Successful Leader – Harness the Power of Observation!

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In our last issue, we talked about how surrounding yourself with caring, knowledgeable career mentors can pave a golden pathway to success in your career. While that is true, gaining the advice from these experts in the field isn’t the only way we MSPs can be at our best. There are many strategies we can implement for success – furthering our education, becoming more proactive in our careers, and learning how to say “yes” to the many opportunities that present themselves to us… Read more »

Want to Be Successful? Surround Yourself With Career Mentors!

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We all want to be successful in our jobs. How many times have we used Google to find strategies and industry secrets to help us become more essential and successful? It’s clear that we aim to seek out outside sources to help us become the best versions of ourselves in the workplace, but what if I told you that achieving abundance is easier and much more rewarding than typing your request into Google? If you want to be successful, MSPs, you need to… Read more »

Your MSP Image Is What You Make of It

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You’ve probably heard of the saying that life is what you make of it. The same can certainly be true of your role as an MSP. It can definitely be a challenging job, but you can either choose to focus on the negatives and complain, or you can choose to commit to the role of the MSP, constantly striving for improvement and betterment, and work to redefine your position in your organization. The choice really is yours and yours alone! You don’t have… Read more »

Change The Conversation

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Sometimes we can be pretty hard on ourselves, especially if we slip up and make mistakes. There are times when you may find it difficult to love yourself. But you are awesome. You just need to believe in yourself! After all, you’ve already done the hard work and have become a competent health care professional, a bona fide MSP. You’ve already done it! It’s easy to look ahead and think of all the things you need to do. Sometimes, though, you need to… Read more »

Donna’s Tip of the Month

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My tip of the month is for you to put yourself out there more, get involved, and stay connected with others! You can do this by creating a profile in LinkedIn, if you haven’t already, and connecting with your fellow colleagues. In fact, go connect to me now on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. I look forward to connecting with you – our united voices can influence change. SMILE!

I Can See Clearly Now… Payor Enrollment

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No one likes change. Many of us like having the same routine, having the same expectations of us at work, and want to keep much of our work life the same. When change comes around, it can cause us a lot of grief. Some of us may try to fight it while others hide from it or reluctantly go with the flow. What I’m seeing clearly at this moment is that payor enrollment is indeed part of the medical staff services industry, and… Read more »

Laugh Matters!

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There aren’t a lot of things you can change in life. You can’t change your family, the flow of rush hour traffic after work, or even the weather forecast – more snow! You may not be able to change a lot, but you can definitely change how you react to certain situations. More and more, the healthcare industry is undergoing constant change, and the pressure for increased revenue and performance measures continues to increase at an unprecedented pace. The expectations that physicians have… Read more »