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.

When building your profitable practice, you want to be as efficient as possible. With that being said, you want to make sure that you are work smarter and not harder. 

Everyone knows anything worth having in this life is going to require a little hard work. But this doesn’t always mean you have to work yourself to the point where you are totally exhausted and barely able to stay awake. High achievers work hard, but they also find ways to work smarter and not harder.

Here are three ways to work smarter and not harder:

1. Prioritize. Even if everything you have to do seems equally important, there are bound to be some things that can wait a few hours or days for completion. You need to find the tasks on your life that can’t wait and complete them first. This way, you will do the things that are important ahead of the deadline. You won’t need to rush last minute because you did the last important tasks first.

2. Delegation. Don’t be afraid to hire someone else to do your medial tasks. Sometimes this is not easy, especially if you’re the type of person who doesn’t like to relinquish control. It is well worth it though. When you delegate tasks that take up your time and energy with little to no returns, you’ll have time to work on more important tasks that offer better rewards. Note that you can do this both in your professional and personal life. In your professional life, you can hire assistance to prepare paperwork and make routine phone calls. In your personal life, you can hire someone to do your cleaning and laundry.

3. Group tasks. This tip is probably the hardest one on the list. And it may not work for all tasks, but you should try to batch tasks that are similar and get them all done at once. For example, if you have to respond to emails, respond to all of your emails at the same time. If you need to make phone calls, sit and make all the calls at once. This behavior can save you lots of time. Since you’re already set up to complete one of the tasks, completing more won’t require a new set up. 

Shifting to work smarter not harder may seem complicated, but you can quickly increase your productivity if you know what you are doing. All it takes is some prioritization, delegation, and grouping similar tasks together. Soon, you will have everything you need to get done finished in no time at all, and with much less effort on your end. 

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 to determine the best business entity for your new practice.


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