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Self-Awareness

Self Awareness   Self Awareness is one of those ‘things’ that seems pretty simple, but in practice is actually somewhat difficult. Some people like Gary Vaynerchuk (he’s just more vocal about it) seem to have an innate ability to sense where they are internally and know how to steer themselves without hesitation. Most of us have difficulty staying focused on a task never mind having a refined internal compass that points true north! I’ve been a respiratory therapist for 7 years. Throughout that time I’ve been confronted with challenges that have pushed me into some very interesting places. I remember[…]

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Got Leadership?

Leadership Leadership is an important part of our lives yet how often is it spoken about among people on the street? We almost never mention it in health care unless we talk about a leader in a specific line of care, not someone that leads per their example. People all have the potential to be a leader. Whether they decide to develop it or not is a whole other article. There are actually hundreds, if not thousands, of books out there for people to learn from. Do they do it? NO!! Why? Lead Your Own Path, Be Your Own Leader What[…]

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Hustle Till It Hurts

The Hustle is Real Just a few words about what the hustle means to me and why it’s become a bigger part of my life recently. A man by the name Gary Vaynerchuck is a big reason I’m upping my game. From watching this guy work I’ve realized there is a lot more we can do every day to increase how much we get done. It’s not about being a work-a-holic, or loving work more than the people you interact with. It’s about loving what you do to the point that 18 hours just seems normal. The ‘daily grind’ become[…]

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Limit Your Sleep

Why Is It Important To Limit Your Sleep When You Work Night Shift? What? What do I mean limit your sleep? I thought you had to catch up on sleep when you work night shift? What I’ve seen in the few years of working nights are two things. Two things about sleep that might help you balance your life outside and inside work. So what have I found out? When I first started I noticed that my routine was so off I couldn’t sleep like everyone else. I either got tons of sleep or almost no sleep. When my body adapted after[…]

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Journey: A Love Story

Journey: A Love Story Respiratory Therapy I remember the day I heard the two words that have shaped my life thus far. “Respiratory Therapist” is what my teacher said. I immediately raised my hand and asked what that was. I had never heard of them on TV, no one in town had mentioned them, and I had never been sick enough to possibly see one myself. They were like a shining unicorn in the night, only glimpsed briefly through the trees. As my teacher, her name escapes me now, explained what the profession was all about I immediately knew what[…]

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