We all struggle with time management, we all struggle with costings and quality but these famous quotes provide inspiration and guide me in several ways.
“It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little. When
you pay too much, you lose a little money - that's all. When you pay
too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you
bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do."
We have all bought the cheaper item only to find it breaks and costs us more in the long run, or paid for a service that is woeful in comparison to the providers promises, but we have also balanced obscene prices that do not reflect a quality commitment.
In private practice one charges for ones time, commitment and expertise. Many charge vast amounts and have their own conscience to answer to, whilst others undercut and undervalue or accurately represent the quality they provide. Getting the balance as in all things in life is for me the right choice.
“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.”
I often sacrifice the time with my family to provide exceptional quality care, to ensure the best start for women and their families. This commitment and determination is essential to provide care I am proud of. I am fortunate to have an understanding and accepting family that support me in my commitment, and I thank them everyday for letting me support women as they deserve to be supported.
Petrina Duncan, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, and mother. Writes about events, news issues and health issues.