The pace of change within the health conversation is picking up, but not just in isolated pockets. There are more good things going on than we seem to have time to keep track of.
The Social Media Health Network announced by the recently created Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media may do more to find commonalities between American and European activities than any other initiative so far.
Patient voices are being heard. They won’t let themselves not be.
Every day, I am adding tweets to my list of favourites that change the way I see the world. Here are the latest two:
It is an exciting time to be doing what we do (when we work out what it is, we’ll let you know ;))
However, all this convergence, co-operation and collaboration has a cost, and it is not an insignificant one.
You have to let go.
Your business model is broken.
Your strategies are redundant.
Your marketing isn’t working
Your professional life is being turned upside down.
You will be asked to give more of yourself than you may think is acceptable.
If you haven’t already taken off the mask you used to don as you stepped out of the door on your way to work, someone is going to do it for you.
We can no longer say ‘the “me” you see at work isn’t the real me. Work is just somewhere I go during the day. Work pays the rent. I don’t live to work, I work to live.’
The reality is, you do live to work.
You get up and do it every day. Saying you don’t doesn’t make any difference.
If you don’t like the work, find another job.
This is you.
This is your work.