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Pharmacy Owners: It's Time to Go Back to School

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Tue, Aug 16, 2016 @ 09:57 PM

It's that time again. It's time for the kids to go back to school and for your life to go back to normal for the next 9 months. Speaking of normal, what is normal for you? We did a marketing campaign a few years back where we asked pharmacy owners if they were normal. Some of the responses were humerous.

One owner said if "Running around all day like a chicken without a head is normal, then I'm normal." Another said, "I get up do my family duties and then head off to the pharmacy with the thought that I won't see my family again until the next morning. If that's normal, then I guess I'm normal." Finally, a young lady said to us that "If being able to spend time the way I want to is like chasing rainbows and unicorns, then I'm pretty much normal."

All of these examples are humerous, but they are sad as well. The questions that come to my mind when I think about this are: Why don't most pharmacy owners have the time for the things they feel are most important? Why can't pharmacy owners have their proverbial cake and eat it too? Is it too much to ask for pharmacy owners to have the life they want to live?

I think the answers to this require pharmacy owners to go back to school.

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Topics: community pharmacy, community pharmacy owner, community pharmacist success

Pharmacy Owners: What is Your System for Personal and Family Success?

Posted by Benjamin Coakley on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 @ 05:41 PM

A system is defined by Merriam-Webster as a set of connected things or parts forming a complex whole. Everything that works very efficiently and effective is the result of a good system. The human body is a great example of this. Community pharmacy owners are no strangers to systems. They have systems to keep track of drugs, process payments for their patients, keeping employees happy and paid, along with hundreds of others that we don't have time to mention here. Then, why is it so difficult for them to have a system of personal and family success? This is the million dollar question.

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Topics: community pharmacy owner, community pharmacist, community pharmacist success