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2016 & 2017 Podcasts on Pharmacy Career Development – An Update

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

This is about to be a long post, but I wanted to put, in one place, all the 2016 & 2017 Pharmacy Podcast Shows for the fab 13, AND for your listening pleasure! And I moved it up, since it was starting to get buried in the blog.

If you’re a pharmacist or leader in healthcare, IT, pharmacy practice and/or elsewhere, the following episodes will be of benefit to you.  And to all the guests during the year on the podcast, a SINCERE THANKS for helping us reach over 63,000 listeners and for sharing the pharmacy healthcare love!

The First and Annual Women’s Leadership in Pharmacy Panel at #RBC2017 from Cardinal Health

NABP and the .pharmacy Initiative: Deterring Rogue Online #FakePharmacies

Part 3 of our Conversation with Former DEA – Joseph T. Rannazzisi

Breaking Into the Pharmaceutical Industry: PharmDs – A Chat on the BCMAS Certification

DEA Part 2: Our Chat with Joseph T. Rannazzisi, cont.

A Chat with Co-Founder of GoodRx, Doug Hirsch

Career Development: Working for DEA

For the Class of 2017: Congratulations!

Manbassadors: Sponsors for Women in Healthcare

57 Cool Jobs for Pharmacists

SXSW 2017 – A Recap

InfoSAGE: Healthcare Informatics Leader Dr. Charles Safran

5 Steps to Manage Through a Career Crisis

HIMSS 17 Post Show

HIMSS 17 Pre Show

A Valentine for Women, Gender Parity and Leadership in Healthcare:

The Future of Work in Pharmacy & Healthcare Part I – With Special Guest, Jacob Morgan:

The Future of Pharmacy Work – Part II

Certifications for Pharmacists – Another Way to Enhance Your Pharmacy Career:

What is a Medical Science Liaison?:

7 Steps to a Super 2017:

“Men”toring Women – Why it is critical for Men to Mentor Women

Merry Midyear – 4 part miniseries coming to the podcast with Dr. Lauren Steinbach hi-jacking the mic:

5 Roads into Loving your retail pharmacy career – 5 part series:

The American Society for Pharmacy Law – an Intro with Aaron Moore:

5 Part series on the 5 Roads out of Retail Pharmacy:

Pharmacy as a Third Space – Tisane Pharmacy (NYC):

Disruptive Women in HIT – Mandi Bishop:

How to get more Leadership in Pharmacy – Alan Spies:

BU Well: A Student-Driven Multimedia Publication – Anne Leighty:

Unusual Career Paths in Pharmacy – Shaun Young of Ardina:

Feeling the Burn…Out – How to manage burnout in pharmacy:

Writing to Enhance Your Pharmacy Career – Dr. Elaine Voci

Maximizing Medical and Pharmacy Meetings – Kristin Eilenberg of Lodestone Insights:

2016 & 2017 Pharmacy Podcast Shows on YOUR Career Development!

Friday, November 4th, 2016

This is about to be a long post, but I wanted to put, in one place, all the 2016 & 2017 Pharmacy Podcast Shows for the fab 13, AND for your listening pleasure!

If you’re a pharmacist or leader in healthcare, IT, pharmacy practice and/or elsewhere, the following episodes will be of benefit to you.  And to all the guests during the year on the podcast, a SINCERE THANKS for helping us reach 60,000 listeners and for sharing the pharmacy healthcare love!

For the Class of 2017: Congratulations!

Manbassadors: Sponsors for Women in Healthcare

57 Cool Jobs for Pharmacists

SXSW 2017 – A Recap

InfoSAGE: Healthcare Informatics Leader Dr. Charles Safran

5 Steps to Manage Through a Career Crisis

HIMSS 17 Post Show

HIMSS 17 Pre Show

A Valentine for Women, Gender Parity and Leadership in Healthcare:

The Future of Work in Pharmacy & Healthcare Part I – With Special Guest, Jacob Morgan:

The Future of Pharmacy Work – Part II

Certifications for Pharmacists – Another Way to Enhance Your Pharmacy Career:

What is a Medical Science Liaison?:

7 Steps to a Super 2017:

“Men”toring Women – Why it is critical for Men to Mentor Women

Merry Midyear – 4 part miniseries coming to the podcast with Dr. Lauren Steinbach hi-jacking the mic:

5 Roads into Loving your retail pharmacy career – 5 part series:

The American Society for Pharmacy Law – an Intro with Aaron Moore:

5 Part series on the 5 Roads out of Retail Pharmacy:

Pharmacy as a Third Space – Tisane Pharmacy (NYC):

Disruptive Women in HIT – Mandi Bishop:

How to get more Leadership in Pharmacy – Alan Spies:

BU Well: A Student-Driven Multimedia Publication – Anne Leighty:

Unusual Career Paths in Pharmacy – Shaun Young of Ardina:

Feeling the Burn…Out – How to manage burnout in pharmacy:

Writing to Enhance Your Pharmacy Career – Dr. Elaine Voci

Maximizing Medical and Pharmacy Meetings – Kristin Eilenberg of Lodestone Insights:

What Should I Do With My Career? One Simple Test

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-07-31 at 11.56.43 AMAs I’ve shared several times, I love to catch up on my online (and offline) reading on Sundays. I typically go to places around the inter webs I don’t normally travel on Sundays.

Such was the case this morning, when I stumbled onto this deep and interesting article from Cosmopolitan, which discussed what to do if you don’t yet have a dream job. In particular, I really liked bullet #1. What are your messages asking you?

Along with straight up asking the universe what I should be doing through an experiment, I’ve also been experimenting with Anchor over the past few months, and picking 1 question each week that I’m asked, then, answering it over online through Anchor. So, I went back to my blog post on what questions I’ve answered, then plugged the questions into a word aggregator. My personal questions are in the photo aggregated in this post above. So, it appears I should be writing about, discussing and sharing information about:

  • pharmacy
  • writing
  • “best” stuff
  • podcasts
  • school, law and
  • favorites.

I’m less about the stuff I’m interested in here, and more about helping YOU unearthing what the universe is asking YOU more about through this simple technique, so you can move on to doing what you do best!

Go forth and try this exercise…ring up your voicemail. See what the universe is phoning in.  Scan through your inbox. Plug in those keywords for a visual at wordle or other sites if you need or want to. Do you see anything that surprises you? If so, maybe try to get more of that into your life…you could just very well stumble upon the work that is your highest calling…and maybe even make some money doing it, too!

 

7 Ways to Get Unstuck

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-02-13 at 7.46.51 AMStuck. Frustrated. Annoying.

You know – that place between the rock, and the hard place.  Trust me, I know the feelings all too well.

This is also probably one of the top 3 questions of all time I get as a career coach: How do I get unstuck? In fact, I just got asked yet again this weekend. So, I’m going to throw down 7 ways to get out of that sticky situation–quickly. Ready?

7 Ways to Get Unstuck

1. Get around those who do what you WANT to do NEXT, NOW – The best way to get where you want to go is to get around others who are doing what you want to do. Not only will you adopt the mindset of those professionals, but you’ll also be potentially exposed to more opportunities within that particular realm. If you want to be a writer, hang out where your writers hang out. If you want to be a rock star, hang out where the local music is played. A chef? The cooking school, or at a great restaurant. You become your environment, so why not get in the environment where you want to go? That also means reading books about the people who do what you want to do. Mentoring can occur with a library card – so use it.

2. When you find the right environment, ask questions – When I do luck out and find someone doing really cool work that matters–work that I myself may want to try one day–I inevitably become Nancy Drew (or Dora the Explorer, if you didn’t grow up with Nancy). I ask a lot of questions, like,

  • What about your work are you most passionate about?
  • What do you love the most about what you do?
  • What drives you crazy in your work?
  • What will this work look like 20 years from now?
  • If you had to do it over again, what would you have done differently?

Quiz quiz quiz quiz quiz them. Investigate. Pick brains. But realize, however, that this shouldn’t be a free for all – their time is precious. Which leads me to my next point…

3. Thank them for their time and bring value to the relationship – After you’ve quizzed them, thank them (in writing–and no, email doesn’t count) and carry that contact forward with you. That means, check in with them from time to time, thank them, and see if you can bring value back to them. That first question you asked on their passions…can you keep an eye on that in the literature for them, then send info over to them on what they dig? Can you be a seeker and curator for them? Did you discuss a great book they haven’t read? Then send a copy to them!

4. Just do it – As cliche as it sounds, if there’s something you really want to do, why not just do it? What’s holding you back? I run into professionals all the time who want to write a book, for example. When I ask them how much they’ve written and receive no reply–they’re not just doing it. Stop asking for permission, or waiting for someone else to hand it to you. Quit talking about it and just do it! You can publish an ebook on Amazon for little to nothing these days–so would-be writers, what are you waiting for?

5. Realize that the rejection is just getting you closer to the next awesome thing more quickly – Do the work, but trust the process. If you were rejected from that job you really wanted, don’t dwell. Every flower must grow through dirt. Chalk it up as practice to get to your ultimate best next thing. Appreciate that the universe gave you the opportunity to practice…so next time when something amazing comes along, you’ll be ahead of your competition, because you had that opportunity to practice your interviewing/application/fear of rejection skills.

6. When you don’t see your ideal gig out there, create it – the 6th step: sometimes, your best gig or career portfolio doesn’t exist yet. That’s when you have to step up and create it yourself. I won’t lie – this is really hard to do, because not only do you have to sell yourself, but you have to sell the idea of the ideal gig to other parties too. The seemingly easier path to take is waiting for the ideal gig to show up…but sometimes, you’re going to be waiting…and waiting… This is how I landed in the position where I am today. I had to create it. It didn’t exist before. It took several open minds to make it happen, but all those previous rejections, nos and sorries led me to where I am today: in a one-of-a-kind gig that fits me like a glove. Now, I work in an environment that honors my values–change/variety, working on the cutting edge of innovation, life-long learning, and flexibility. Toni Morrison said that if there’s a book she wants to read, but it doesn’t exist yet, that’s her cue to write it. This applies to more than books.

7.  Make it easy for the universe to find you – You need to make it easy for the universe to find you. That means putting yourself out there. That means, putting all your contact information on your email footer…use it as your free mini-billboard. That means staying connected to your network.  That means…following up. Nothing drives me crazier than someone who makes it next to impossible to help them by not making it easy to follow up with them! Don’t be that guy. Make it easy for the universe to help you – people generally want to help, so make it easy for them.

There. Get out of that sticky situation, my good people, and get on with being the next version of you – the universe awaits your next upgrade of awesomeness!

5 Ways to Love Your Professional Self This Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

heartHappy Valentine’s Day.

I know, I know. This holiday has a lot of baggage associated with it. It’s not my favorite either. BUT…I do dig the concept of starting with love. That can’t be a bad way to start a holiday, right? Furthermore, I love that it really can begin with loving yourself. After all, you’re fabulous! And, you’re never really going to be happy with anyone else until you’re happy with yourself first.

So, a gentle reminder to love yourself first. Here are a few ways you can show yourself some professional love this holiday!

5 Ways to Show Your Professional Self Some Love this Valentine’s Day

1. Back up your computer – Please. Right now. You will thank me. If you need a visual reminder, see the episode of the classic HBO series, Sex and The City, where Carrie has a complete breakdown when the sad mac face shows up. Back up your phone too while you’re at it–especially your photos. Losing your vacation photos is awful, especially if you’re never going to be back to that same spot again.

2. Update your resume and/or CV – Companies are still very fragile things. The world changes on a dime. Are you ready to pivot along with it? Show yourself much love by keeping your CV and/or resume ready to roll at any and all times. It will be one less stress point that hopefully you’ll never need to worry about updating in a panic.

3. Fund your retirement – You need to love yourself that exists today. But you also need to be your own Don King for the future. What are you doing to love your future self? One way you can take care of yourself is by setting up your foundation for the future today. If you aren’t funding your retirement now, start. Put some away in your 401k/403b at work–at least to the match amount if your company offers a match (if you aren’t matching, you’re leaving free money on the table). Open an IRA. If you can’t fund it all at once, set it up for smaller incremental payments and make it automatic. Bach is right – The Automatic Millionaire is a great book and concept to get started on for loving your future self!

4. Do or start one thing you’ve always wanted to try – I tried something recently that I’ve never tried before…and although I’m not totally sure of the full outcome of this particular experiment just yet (nor can I discuss it quite yet either), I loved the process! It was fun to go on a journey I’d never been on before. It makes for richer experiences, and a richer life. Try it. Besides, you never know who else you could be inspiring! YOU CAN BE WHAT YOU CAN SEE!!

5. Thank a friend or mentor for getting you where you are right nowYou already know how I feel about thank you notes. Here’s just another excuse to bust out the cards of thanks and get writing! By showing others that they matter to you and your quality of life–your best life–you in turn will get intrinsic love out of the process. It is far, far better to give than receive anyway, right?

These are just 5 tiny steps you can take to show yourself some professional love this V-Day. Even if you try only one, that’s a great start! As another red head who was far more popular than me, Lucille Ball said, “Love yourself first and everything falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”

 

Careerpath: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Tonight, I’m talking to around 100+ students about my career.  Thought I’d share with the wider world my advice when it comes to career development here.  If you’re a student attending the panel tonight, this info might help you think through your own career.  Here goes.

1.  Of all the things that have been most important to me, I think the most important is knowing who you are, what your strengths are, what you want, and most important of all–what you personally value.  I’ve been reading a new book on leadership, and it actually shows a table in it – that the most satisfied people with their careers are the ones who know their personal values AND their values align tightly with the organization they work for’s values (bad English aside). If you don’t know what you value, google “value card sort” and cut the cards out and rank them.  Get your top 3-5 values, stat.  Also, these change over time, so hold on to the cards and reshuffle them every few years just to double check.

2.  As for cons – the big con about my personal career (at least to others, seemingly,) is the “jack of all trades master of some” phenomenon.  It is perceived when you have multiple careers going on simultaneously, you’re less good at either or both.  I totally disagree with this, and in fact, view this external “con” instead as a “pro”.  Being a multiple career person, my employers get two professional heads in one, so to speak.  That’s a plus.  That’s a good thing.

3.  The pros – I think the pro, other than #3, for me has been in forging your own path.  Be your own unique person.  If you have a choice between a ‘safe’ well worn career path, and to go off the beaten path and try your own thing, take the off road experience.  Off-roading leads you to create your very own path, and that gets you to your unique selling proposition, or what you can uniquely offer the world.  Besides, while it might be a little scary, there’s a lot of excitement in creating your own thing.

4.  I’d be remiss in not mentioning one other thing relative to one’s careerpath, which as I’ve ranted here before, I think is monumentally important.  It is this: network.  Network.  Network.  Network.  I know, broken record, but I can’t emphasize this enough.  You need to have a strong network inside AND outside your profession.  You need mentors, peers, people like you and people unlike you in your network to bounce ideas and call upon from time to time.  Now, don’t be greedy, you have to bring something back to your network as well, it can’t be one sided.  But your social capital is just as important, maybe even more important, than the knowledge in your head.  Keep this in mind, because the earlier you start your network, the better off and higher your social capital will be.

That’s my career advice.  And NO, I’m not offering this as a lawyer OR even as a law student (that would be wrong, I’m not a lawyer)…instead, I’m offering this career advice in general, as a ‘professional’, who has been-there and done-that.