October 19, 2021 3 min read 2 Comments
Dr. Subaila Zia is a physician entrepreneur. She is the Founder and CEO of Telemedora, a Silicon Valley based telehealth company which aims to make quality pulmonary, critical care and sleep services accessible to patients and hospitals.
As Steve Jobs said, “The most precious resource we all have is time.” We have to do everything to be protective of our time.
When I was contemplating whether it was the right time to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, I was already running lean on time while working as a pulmonary/critical/sleep physician covering multiple hospitals and two sleep centers — with additional administrative responsibility as the Medical Director of Sleep Medicine. I couldn’t fathom how I would manage to travel to St. Louis for school, do business residencies (including an international one), complete assignments, and pass exams. My dad asked me: “How do you know that the timing will be better next year? If you really want an MBA, you will make time for it. It’s all in your state of mind!”
This changed my mindset about time. I enrolled in business school. In order to thrive everywhere, I adopted a number of time saving skills to maximize my output. These allowed me to finish my MBA in a timely manner. Within a year or so, three pulmonologists left the area resulting in an enormous and unexpected increase in workload. So, I realized that my dad was right. Had I not signed up for a MBA then there would have been no chance to sign up for it in the years to come.
Here are the top 14 time management hacks that helped me manage my time as a doctor and an entrepreneur:
It’s up to us to make the best use of time we have. Your plate is never too full for things that you love. Enjoy your entrepreneurship journey. Write your own success story. Remember you only get one chance to be a first-time entrepreneur. Now go out there and smash everyone’s expectations so people know that you have arrived.
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