Founder & Pharmacist at Off Script Consults. ...also implementor, reader, writer, painter, hiker, rock-climber, and traveler....
As someone who had multiple careers just within the pharmacy field, I would like to share my perspective with you - who is currently debating about which career path to choose.
Although you are probably in another field and your choices might be slightly different from mine, I believe that I will still be able to relate to you.
No matter which path you debating, you will need to increase your awareness about your wants and needs; you will also need to know about your opportunity costs for any position.
Let's talk and see what we will uncover!
As someone who used to "get the butterflies" at the mere thought of giving a speech, I can honestly tell you that public speaking can be an acquired skill.
After enough practicing and using some helpful tips, I no longer have glossophobia! In fact, I went from barely passing speech class during my undergraduate studies to consistently receiving comments for my presentations in pharmacy school and afterwards.
So, please let me help you conquer this fear!
Although I was only given the official title of pharmacy manager for a few years in the recent past, I was always in a leadership position for as long as I can remember.
Therefore, from my years of experience in a variety of settings, I am confident in my ability to guide you. Leadership, like any other skills, will require some "self-education" and personal experience; but I hope that my examples will ease your journey and help you avoid some pitfalls.
As a small business owner, I believe that I piqued the interest of my family and friends. I began to receive some general requests for advice to help with the setting up process.
So, if you are interested in knowing more about some of the following basics, please feel free to reach out!
>What initial websites did I use as references?
>How did I obtain additional knowledge or information to increase my comfort level?
>How did I obtain a business banking account?
>Do I have a lawyer?
>Do I have an accountant?
>What book-keeping apps did I consider?
>What payroll services did I consider?
>How did I set up my website?
>What did my website need to include?
>How did I create my marketing materials?
>Is a business coach necessary?
>How did I stay sane?
Do you have general pharmacy questions for informational or educational purposes? If your questions are similar to the following, please feel free to reach out to your friendly pharmacist - who is the Off Script Consults founder with years of experience as a board certified independent pharmacist!
>Is there an equally effective but less expensive alternative?
>What is the usual purpose of this medication?
>What are the usual side effects of this medication?
>Do these medications interact?
>Is this natural/supplemental/herbal medicine effective?
>Will this natural/supplemental/herbal medicine worsen my medical condition?
>How do I use my inhaler?
>How do I take my blood pressure at home?
>What are the usual blood pressure goals?
>What are the usual blood sugar goals?
>What is my ideal body weight (IBW) and BMI?
>How do I simply improve my diet?
>How do I simply increase my physical activity?
>How do I simply improve my sleeping habits?
>How can I reduce swelling in my legs?
>How can I reduce the duration of my cold symptoms?
>How do I prevent reflux/heart burn/indigestion symptoms?
>How do I prevent recurrent urinary tract infections?
>How do I treat and prevent fungal infections?