5 Things Pharmacists Can Learn From Taylor Swift

JANUARY 11, 2016

I am always learning, and one thing I especially love to learn is how other people win at life. From pharmacists to entertainers, I enjoy studying the habits of highly effective people so that I can incorporate them into my day-to-day schedule.
No one can argue that Taylor Swift is one of today’s most successful entertainers. Admittedly, I originally wrote her off as another media sensation. But, after hearing and reading about her over the years, I believe that she represents characteristics and habits that can help pharmacists perform their jobs better.
Here are 5 things pharmacists can learn from Taylor Swift:
1. Have a sense of humor.
Taylor Swift demonstrates time and time again that she has a good sense of humor and is able to laugh at herself. Just watch her “Shake It Off” music video.
Pharmacists can also benefit from an ability to just laugh.
In a highly stressful, demanding work environment, sometimes you need to just have a chuckle at a well-timed one-liner delivered by a co-worker or the latest bout of histrionics from a drive-thru customer. By loosening up and learning to see the humor in things, you will be a much more effective worker.

Alex Barker, PharmD
Alex Barker, PharmD
Alex Barker is the founder of The Happy PharmD, which helps pharmacists create an inspiring career, break free from the mundane "pill-flipping" life. He is a Full-time Pharmacist, Media Company founder, franchise owner, Business Coach, Speaker, and Author. He's also the Founder of Pharmacy School HQ, which helps students get into pharmacy school and become residents.