“It is unlikely that your actual path through life will match the exact journey you had in mind when you set out. It makes no sense to restrict your satisfaction to one scenario when there are many paths to success.” – Atomic Habits
This post may sound a bit tone-deaf in our current climate, as it explores physicians leaving clinical medicine. However, this blog was written last fall and is only now seeing publication as I have a one week break in my regular (fiction) writing schedule. And judging by the eye-popping number of “I quit” posts from doctors that I’ve seen recently in my Facebook feed—as well as reading a thought-provoking blog by a pharmacist who’s taking a COVID Sabbatical—I decided to go ahead and publish this post.
Now that my month of technological nightmares are behind me, I’m more than happy to share with you what I’ve learned since mid-December. As you could probably guess from my dearth of blog posts lately, I have had serious IT issues which resulted in me spending days—yes, days—at the Apple store/on the phone with them.
Today’s blog is a brief break from finances in that I’m going to write about a skill everyone needs to possess to get ahead in this world: written communication. However, this blog is still indirectly related to finance because better writing skills mean you land better everything: jobs, training spots—even spouses (hey, someone has to write those love letters—though I guess it’s emails and text messages these days).
Anyone who writes anything—be it emails, personal statements, or CV’s—should read this so they can improve their writing.
Financial bloggers are changing people’s lives. One changed mine. More than one really. But a lot of these bloggers are losing their reader’s interest for a variety of reasons. These well-intentioned writers suffer from the same recurring problems: