• Managing Actions

    How to Manage Actions and Gain Time

    For the present is the only thing of which a man can be deprived, if it is true that is the only thing which he has, and that a man cannot lose something he does not already possess. – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Managing self Now that I’m attempting to limit my smartphone usage. The next thing I want to focus on is time management.  During my year in Pharmacy school, I realized my time management skills were not adapted to that environment. I could have done things differently.  This has me thinking about how I manage time and what I want to do about it. There’s a lot of advice on time…

  • Lifestyle

    Breaking Smartphone Use

    Smartphones changed how we see the world. They significantly changed the way we look and acquire information.  They also present new challenges in how we use them. Devices that are small enough to fit in your pocket or wrapped around your arm, they are ubiquitous. They now allow near instant communication with people around the world (social media, etc), take and share photos, and access collected knowledge and thoughts of key opinion leaders from around the world is in real time. With all the positive aspects smartphones possess there’s are negative outcomes. The smartphone’s power can be so consuming that all you want to do is stare into its little…

  • Life Lessons

    Post-Pharmacy School Failure: How to Create a Life Vision

    Failing out of Pharmacy School has changed my planned career arc; the plans I had are no longer valid and now I have to figure out what to do. A lot of people talk about having goals: setting goals, achieving goals, goal timeframes, etc.  While having goals is fine but goals have to be built on a foundation, and that foundation is your personal vision statement. A path to your future self When looking at the future, I don’t think in terms of what do I want to do, I think of who do I want to be.  I try to get an overall view of myself such as, I…