No more 'Woe is me'
Veterinary practice manager and owner of Halow Consulting, Bash Halow, CVPM, LVT, shares why conforming to a 'Woe is me' mindset at your practice can be harmful to your fellow team members.
In a recent interview from the Fetch dvm360® Kansas City conference, Bash Halow, CVPM, LVT, shared his insight on the dangers of adopting a 'Woe is me' mantra at your clinic by breaking down the causalities of conforming to this mindset and the negative impact it has on you and your veterinary team.
"The entire team actually begins to filter everything that happens [at their workplace] through this thickening layer of negativity and it can really bring a practice down. After a while, your team members get a little tired of your ['Woe is me' mindset]," warned Halow. "And a lot of times, people don't have enough courage to tell you to be quiet."
He then recommended that if you or a colleague starts to embrace the 'Woe is me' mantra, instead of perseverating on what there is to complain about, try focusing on self-worth in and out of the clinic.
"The ['Woe is me' mantra] is a pretty dangerous mindset to get into, and we can all help one another by redirecting that 'Woe is me' to a more realistic look on the world and a more realistic look at your worth and the worth you are doing on a day-to-day basis," advised Halow.
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