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When and how do you reward hard work?

by Philip F. Jacobus, CEO | April 08, 2015
If you know me, then you know that I routinely work twelve or thirteen hour days — and during working hours I am very focused on business. However, these days I try to relax and recharge my batteries.

If you are reading my blog today, it may be because the title caught your attention. I suspect you are curious to know how I define hard work and how I define reward.

I push myself now but when I was younger I pushed myself much harder. In those days I was in competition with myself to work harder and work more. I had something to prove.

However, I found that when I worked too many hours my judgement was clouded. Because I did not allow myself the freedom — and time — to get some perspective on the different business situations that I was involved in, I lacked perspective. That lack of perspective resulted in regrettable mistakes that cost money.

Nowadays I still work hard, but I take time off with my wife to smell the roses, too. Today I am on holiday in Italy with my wife and we are doing just that!

In addition I have learned to be considerate of my coworkers as well. They deserve to benefit from what I have learned and helping them to grow will result in a better bottom line.

So take care of yourself and your team. There are no better people to invest in!

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About Phil Jacobus

Phil Jacobus has been involved in health care since 1977, when he visited China to sell equipment. He has done business in 35 countries and still travels extensively. Phil is active in charity, helps rural clinics and always tries to help DOTmed users when he can.

Phil is a member of AHRA, HFMA, AAMI and the Cryogenic Society of America. He has contributed to a number of magazines and journals and has addressed trade groups.

Phil's proudest achievement is that he has been happily married to his wife Barbara since 1989, who helped him found DOTmed in 1998.

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