Who we are, what we do, is what we created ourselves to be. Circumstances change, we change. If we don’t like what we’ve become or who we are, that’s okay. Recreate ourselves. It’s not too late, maintain the locus of control, and the world is ours.

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Get it done.

Still getting used to going back to work after having 1 week off, the energy and mental resources is just not there at the end of the day to blog. Given it doesn’t take long, I should just do it to get it off my mind, and perhaps start the flow to start doing actual productive things. GTD #1, if the task takes less than 5 minutes, just get it done and not add it to the to do list.

Prompts I wanted to write a post and put off forever, but luckily related so I can just bunch it all together to now: Elevate (Sept 5), Anticipate (Sept 6), Finite (Sept 7), and Overcome (Sept 9).

We have a finite window of opportunity to make a difference or get something done on a certain thing before it just takes its own course. Despite understanding the theory and experiencing the consequence on multiple occasions, I am still the worse for this as I continue to continuously procrastinate on the important things. Prime example would be trying to focus on getting school done, when work is less crazy, when I have more time, when I work less. When and ifs are obviously not happening, so it’s time to make it happen. I need to anticipate the situations better, prepare myself to elevate above the circumstances, and overcome the obstacles. Otherwise, nothing will ever get done.

So short tasks, just get it done. Long tasks, find a way, do it, and get it done.


A Chinese quote from a Taiwanese marathon runner that recently stuck in my head: 心沒有放棄,身體就會跟隨 (if your heart hasn’t given up, your body will naturally follow). 

Just don’t give up and you’ll keep going. Continue is that easy. 

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Learning is fun.

Working on the CPhA labs value course. I could be done long ago, but I’m taken my time to truly make sure I got it and reconcile all the information together. Real learning.

It’s been a good experience so far. It is comparatively easy to my MBA school courses because it’s black and white facts. It just takes time and effort. Of course, the application of it is more clinical judgement, but the studying is not abstract like leadership.

It’s been fun also when I’m able to recall and integrate bits and pieces of it during work. It’s true the scope of practice isn’t there for us to order labs or receive results directly, but I have already recommend patients lab test frequency for a pregnant lady with hypothyroidism or understand what the nurse practitioner was saying for a normal MCV with iron deficiency anemia. Nothing in the current scope deters patients from sharing their charts with pharmacists if the therapeutic relationship is there, so someone gave me a copy of her annual review with her physician to me, with her current A1C, SrCr, BMI, HDL/LDL, and such.

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” This course, that’s the preparation. There are some opportunities out there. We don’t need the world to make a difference, so make the best of what’s available and the world will open up. And then success!


Inspired, keep going.

Went to a going away dinner today. Every time I connect with this group of people, I am reminded how far away I am from being who I want to become. They are my inspiration, aspiration, goals and role models. It’s Monday again, time to work hard!


It seems like the 3 keys to productivity and eventual success are: stay organized, own a early morning routine, and read daily. There are obviously many others but these 3 seem to recur the most. I don’t excel in any of these 3 areas, nor had much success in forming these habits. I’ve chosen organization as the first to tackle.

I’ve tried many apps, notebooks, and such tools, but as one of the HBR article says, productivity tools are useless without productivity skills. I’m on a long journey to finding my way to staying on top of it all.




The first thing that came to mind on today’s prompt is free prescriptions delivery. It’s becoming more and more common in the marketplace, almost like you have to do it to stay in the game. For obvious reasons, this is beneficial for the patients who have difficulty travelling to the pharmacy, makes total sense in the service and/or health sector. This is clearly positive business and society progression, which I have no issues with. The devil’s advocate rhetorical question to me here is, we’re only going to have more and more services to remain competitive, probably free, so when does the big boss of the service sector recognize this as something valuable the providers are giving and remunerate for this effort? How will the users give back or play a role in this? We always say healthcare is different from other services because it’s an essential service or it’s the ethical thing to do, but that doesn’t make it not a business nor the providers aren’t human at the end of the day. So, should we really be looking at it through a complete different set of lenses?

A one way street can only go so far. We may as well build the return before the whole road gets taken apart.