If You Can Dream It, You CAN Achieve It Through Perseverance!

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As MSPs, many of us will experience several ups, downs, and challenges in our lives. During times of stress, it can feel as if we are being bombarded from practically every angle, and it can be so easy to feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and paralyzed with indecision and fear. When you encounter these times in your life, you may feel tempted to throw in the towel and give up on your goals and dreams. Resist the urge to give in and persevere! I myself… Read more »

Reach for the Top and Become the Rock Star of Your Own Life!

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This past month, I celebrated my 40th year working in the Medical Staff Services industry. It is an anniversary that I hold very dear. I am proud of my long-term career and working in a field that brings me such joy! My career in Medical Staff Services started out like it has for many of you – by accident. Immediately after college, I applied for “any” position at a local hospital. During my interview, HR said that there was a newly created position… Read more »

Make 2016 Your Magic Year and Become a Super Star MSP!

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Can you believe it? The New Year – 2016 – is finally here! You probably have been making resolutions to better several facets of your life, whether it’s losing a few pounds, eating more healthy foods, reading more, or remembering to step back from the computer and mobile devices so you can kick off the New Year just right. In addition to your personal goals, I would like to encourage you to include just a few professional targets as well. I promise, you… Read more »

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 »