Optician Success 56
Weekly nuggets of random goodness, hand-picked to complement the OpticianWorks Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Rock Star Optician; tips, stories, and science helping you focus on getting the most from your optician career.
“Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. ” — Viktor E. Frankl
Give or Take...
If you want to succeed, first, stop being a selfish child.
Once you’ve cleared that hurdle…
Caring Is Free
In the short run, of course, not caring can save you some money.
Don't bother making the facilities quite so clean. Save time and hassle and let the display get a little messy. Don't worry so much about one particular customer, because you're busy and hiring more people takes time and money.
But in the long run, caring pays for itself.
Caring is expensive, but it also generates loyalty and word of mouth.
In the long run, an organization that puts in extra effort gets rewarded.
Not to mention that caring makes us all more human. Worth it.
7 Uncommon Habits of Successful People
I’ve talked before about the idea that, while it’s good to have goals, they amount to little more than wishes or dreams, unless you put habits and systems into place that will actually move you a little closer to your goals each day.
The habits you have developed over the years have already made a profound impact on your productivity and success. And, they will keep playing a significant role in the story of your life. They will either take you closer to your aspirations or make you settle for mediocrity.
Bonus Uncommon Habit Number 8
Turns out the skills identified as being necessary for elementary students to succeed in the future are the same ones you need to successful as a Rock Star Optician today.
Is It Time To Quit?
Let’s hope not. Unfortunately, most of us have had to or will have to deal with terrible bosses or unsatisfying work, but how do you know when it’s time to throw in the towel and look elsewhere?
Video of The Week: Learning The Lensmeter - The Final Episode
The final installment in our lensmeter series, learn to use the lensmeter to neutralize a pair of single vision eyeglass lenses—reading or determining an unknown eyeglass prescription.
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I hope you enjoyed this issue of Optician Success.
Until next time,
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