I’m Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits.
In building a profitable practice, it’s important that you get organized and stay organized, especially as we move into a new year. Creating an organized life and maintaining it isn’t as hard as you might think. It will require planning and some time to set it up, but once you’ve got the following six key tools in place, you will feel more focused and in control of your life and time.
1. Paper planner. Yes, even in the age of digital organization, a paper planner does still have a place in your organizational tool chest. It doesn’t have to be a big and bulky or expensive one. In fact, you might find that the latest trend for a Beast Mode Bullet journal might suit you best. Your paper planner can include tasks and items that you want to keep a close eye on, as well as for making notes and lists.
2. Online calendar. In addition to the paper planner, an online calendar or app for your smart phone is another essential. This handy tool will help you everywhere that your phone goes and has the added benefit of being able to give you alerts for meetings and scheduled tasks.
3. Evernote. This handy tool is free but has a paid option that provides more functionality. However, for most people, the free version will be sufficient. You can clip whole web pages, URLs, create notebooks, share information, create draft documents, and add PDF files. It is an online tool but has apps for smart devices that will allow you to sync your notebooks across all of your devices, so you’ll always be able to access your information.
4. Financial planner. If you’re using a Bullet journal, then you may decide to create a financial planner within it. If not, then you really need to create a dedicated financial planner in which to record your income, expenses, and savings. You can keep track of bills due with a monthly bill payment calendar to make sure that you never miss making a payment again. If you don’t want to have a paper planner for your finances, there are many financial planning apps available online. One such tool is Goodbudget, which is a free app for iPhone and Android.
5. To-Do List. Your to-do list is going to be an essential tool to keep your life on track, running smoothly and perfectly organized. Paper lists are great as you can carry them with you or display them where you can’t miss them. There are also plenty of to-do list apps that can help you create, monitor, and organize your lists. Suggested apps are ToDoIst and Jamie’s To-Do, which are both free.
6. MyFitnessPal. A health and fitness tracker can help you monitor your exercise as well as your diet. MyfitnessPal is a popular, free online tool with Android and iPhone apps. It contains a huge food database for tracking what you eat, and you can create a personalized diet profile.
These six tools can really help you stay on top of organization. There are obviously other tools you may find useful and necessary in organizing your life. Use them in conjunction with the six tools introduced to you today, and be amazed at how much your organizational skills grow.
I am Dr. Hassan, Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own independent practice so that they can achieve financial independence and live without limits. Please go to businessofrehab.com/guide to pick up the free guide to help you determine the best business entity for your new practice.
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