Alright let's move on to number three in the almighty prioritization. so what I want you to do now is to take your to-do list and review all the tasks that you've written down and prioritize those by low, medium, and high. Now, you might be asking where do I start. Well, typically we want to start with our high priority tasks. Now you may be saying okay, but how do I determine if it's a high priority task. Well, here's a few questions for you to consider.
Number one, how valuable is the task to your practice and will it impact revenue? So, for example not having any patients scheduled for the day, will this impact the revenue and how important is that to the practice, very! So is that a high priority, yes it is. Are other people depending upon you in order to be able to complete their tasks? So for example, making sure that you have all vision benefit plans pulled, so that when the patient comes out to optical to choose their frames and lenses, the optician has that information and doesn't have to go back and seek it. That's a high priority task. Number three, how valuable is that task to your manager or doctor? If it's valuable to them, then it's probably a high priority task. But ask them, have that communication with them, let them know what you have on your plate so that they're part of that prioritization process. And then finally, you need to look at again those peaks and valleys of patient flow of your practice within the day, when are you busiest? During those times, that’s probably not the ideal time to do a high-priority project or task. So you want to be able to identify those times, so that you can schedule that in your daily scheduling flow. And communicate what you’ll be doing to the team so that they can be there for backup and support. That is how you begin to prioritize your time.