Reflections and Future Focus for 2018

With yearend rapidly approaching, many of us are looking back over the year giving thanks to all the wonderful things we were blessed with, and considering the things we'd like to change. As we reflect on 2017 and look forward to a better/healthier/more productive/more successful 2018, Synergy Pharmacy Benefit Consultants takes a look at some ways we can help ourselves to stay focused and accomplish our goals.


Slow It Down
Being busier - doing more, working longer hours, sending and answering more emails and texts - probably means you are reacting to somebody else’s monkey and issues. The only way to add clarity and focus and prioritize what’s important to you and your organization is to Slow It Down. Take a walk. Go for a run. Work out at the gym. Give your brain time to solve a problem or pop up with a creative idea you’ve been waiting for.

Exercise and Socialize
If our bodies are weak and sick, nothing else matters, right? Exercise the body and mind. Strong bodies and minds are the foundation for everything else. Without them, we can’t do anything else.  Socializing with people who matter help us to grow as individuals, maybe even offering clarity to what is on our minds. And, again, allows creativity and focus into our lives.

Organize and Simplify
A messy home, office, work space and car create confusion in our minds and lives. Stuff gets lost.  Time is wasted searching for important information. Organizing and Simplifying also saves money - we know what we have, so we don’t have to buy it again, and again, and again.

Write It Down
Writing down what’s important in a day, week or month creates clarity and focus. It’s your GPS of success. It reminds you of your course. As we accomplish what’s on our List, it makes us feel successful. Because we truly are moving forward with what we want, what we decided is important.  It helps us focus. It also helps us to avoid all of the myriad of intrusions that crop up during our days and evening and weekends and holidays. Are all of those emails and texts that “need answering” helping you attain your overall objectives? Can it wait? Is it “first in first out”? Or, are you practicing “ninja time management” to guard against needless and wasteful intrusions? You won’t know unless you Write It Down and follow it.

Make Course Corrections Early and Often
Plan your work and work your plan. Hourly. Daily. Weekly. Monthly. As Benjamin Franklin stated “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Nothing is perfect. Mistakes are made (if you are doing anything at all!). As pilots, sailors, truck drivers and all of us driving to Grandma’s for the Holidays must do, we need to check our course early and often. Making one wrong turn means we won’t get to our destination. And when we do make that wrong turn or get off course, catching it early means a quick course correction without much of a delay in reaching our destination.

Start the New Year Off Right!
How about you? Are there things you have been “meaning to do” but never got around to it? Do you have something you used to do but stopped because you were “too busy”? Are you laser focused or never have enough time in your day? Do you have some corporate or financial or benefits concerns that you have not “had the time” to look into? It's time to stop making excuses. It's time to find your future focus!

While it's up to you to find your focus for personal goals, we CAN help you answer those questions and concerns you've been having about your pharmacy benefits package. If you are not or have not reviewed your pharmacy benefits in a while - it’s time! We provide customized prescription solutions for self-funded employers through our coalition contracts with major national pharmacy benefit managers and prescription assistance cards. If you could save 10% to 20% on JUST your Rx claims costs, is that worth a 30 minute conversation? If so, let's start the new year off right and get focused on finding those savings and providing better prescription benefits for your employees!

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