Busy week – and now I notice I've not posted since last weekend.
Some tips from the week:
a) There's a great review on Lyme disease in The Lancet. This article is free, but most are not. Free registration required.
b) Analog and digital don't mix. I received a fax from a reference lab. The thoughtful person on the other end had used a "hi-lighter" to draw attention to the abnormal lab values.
This made the abnormal lab values impossible to read – as the fax machine changed them to very nice darlk black lines.
Motto: Don't use a hi-lighter when you're going to fax (or scan) something.
c) Seven Habits – corny but useful.
Yeh .. when I finished by residency, one of my mentors gave me Steven Covey's book .. and I read at least some of it and I found it helpful.
Time for a reminder:
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Are my actions based upon self-chosen values or upon my
moods, feelings, and circumstances?
Habit 2: Begin With The End In Mind
Have I written a personal mission statement which provides
meaning, purpose, and direction to my life? Do my actions
flow from my mission?
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Am I able to say no to the unimportant, no matter how
urgent, and yes to the important?
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Do I seek mutual benefit in all interdependent relationships?
Habit 5: Seek First To Understand, Then Seek To Be Understood
Do I avoid autobiographical responses and instead faith-
fully reflect my understanding of the other person before
seeking to be understood?
Habit 6: Synergize
Do I value different opinions, viewpoints, and perspectives
of others when seeking solutions?
Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw
Am I engaged in continuous improvement in the physical,
mental, spiritual, and social/emotional dimensions of my life?