“Hi, my name is Dr. X and I’m a workaholic.”
Actually, it’s usually much worse: Dr. X spends devotes his or her life to working in the production side of the practice (that is, on aspects related to patient care), which means that there’s no time left to devote to working on it.
As a result, the Dr. X’s of the world aren’t aware of the problems with their practice. Dr. X’s might brag, “Collections increased 5%” but they don’t have any understanding of the fact that collections might have increased 12% or even 18%.
Resolve to make 2010 different: Set aside time each week to strategize your long term goals. And then devote time each day to the proactive steps that must be taken to achieve them.