I never thought I would take on more than an hourly paycheque as a pharmacist. Organically, I was pulled toward growing responsibilities in exciting ventures that complemented my patient care duties. Over 15 years of practising, new doors opened that led to a host of enriching activities.
If you have an idea, something that will make life better for pharmacists, or patients, or both, explore it at all costs. You never know when your idea might change the way we practise. After all, a better future for all pharmacists is a safer future for all patients.
I don’t define myself as a successful entrepreneur just yet and I think that is part of what drives me. I like to think of success as something that is really never fully achieved but always something you are striving for. This helps give me motivation and purpose.
For many pharmacists, this is a time of extraordinary opportunity to make an impact. For some, however, it will mean a lot of stress. Other pharmacists will soar. Now differentiation is the name of the game.