Anything is possible as long as you put sincere effort into it. If you want to do something just persevere. Never let obstacles in your way get you down.
Dr. Imran Khan Glasgow is on an extraordinary path as he continues his journey as an Otorhinolaryngology physician. With all of his preliminary medical training accomplished in his native country of Pakistan, he made his way to the United Kingdom to make his mark in the field of Otorhinolaryngology.
Otorhinolaryngology training is a highly competitive training program to be accepted in the United Kingdom. Great success in academics and hard work proved to pay off for Imran Khan as he was hired to train in Otorhinolaryngology. He was exactly where he wanted to be.
Dr. Imran Khan Glasgow attended the Cardiff University in Wales to earn his Master’s degree in advanced surgical practice. He documented his research and was published in numerous medical journals in the United Kingdom and internationally. He completed his Diploma in otorhinolaryngology followed by successful completion of his Fellowship.
In addition, he taught medical students at the University of Glasgow and was also an examiner for otorhinolaryngology. Dr. Imran Khan Glasgow continues his success as he takes his next steps in his career. He has gained a passion for research as well as teaching to add to his already impressive resume.
Where did the idea for your career come from?
I come from a family with a long history of physicians in the healthcare industry. It was an easy decision to make after I witnessed the love and appreciation that my father received from his patients. He was very passionate about his work and dedicated to healing and caring for his patients.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
In a typical day, I do clinics and patient sessions. I try to keep it productive by keeping an up-to-date diary. I make sure that I get all of my tasks done for the day. I prefer that there is nothing left undone for the following day. If you clear the task list daily, the work will not pile-up. There is a quote that I believe in that says, “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” – Mark Twain.
How do you bring ideas to life?
I think it is very important that people always make small changes in life so that it does not become monotonous. Always try to get involved in something new every few months. I believe that is what adds vigor and interest to one’s life.
What’s one trend that excites you?
One trend that excites me is the online hospital and educational portal systems. I have been introduced to this technology very recently. I can see the positive trend in these tools. It gets people together. Everybody thinks that when you are online that there is limited human contact. But that is not the case with medicine because when you are doing online evaluations as a trainee doctor you are sitting with your supervisors. It brings everyone together. I think it is a great trend.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
One of the habits that I have is getting things done right away. I don’t let work pile-up. I believe in the saying ” Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” I follow that idea consistently. If you stay on top of your work, you have less stress in your life. Then you are always in control. Keeping on top of your workload is key in alleviating stress in the workplace.
What advice would you give your younger self?
I would tell my younger self never to lose hope. Anything is possible as long as you put sincere effort into it. If you want to do something just persevere. Never let obstacles in your way get you down. It will come to you eventually as long as you put in the effort required.
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
I am not a very controversial person. I am normally very flexible and open to other people’s suggestions. If there is a conflict, I would rather resolve them than to stick to my guns. I believe in diplomacy and listening to what people have to say. It is within my nature to choose a majority decision. I will always look for a consensus.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
The best thing that people should do for themselves is to have a good balance between your personal life and your professional life. It is the key to going through life stress-free. Get a hobby and also don’t miss out on spending time with your family.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
The hard work that you put into your work along with passion, commitment and dedication to your work while always maintaining the highest level of medical ethics is the best way to gain trust from your patients.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
Before I came to the United Kingdom, there was not a lot of emphases placed on research during my training. I realized research is the only way for medicine to move forward, and for one to make their mark. A friend of mine has a saying, “publish or perish.” I got actively involved with research which I had no prior experience. I have committed myself to research. I have developed a passion for research. I believe it is an important factor in the progression of medicine in general. Also, it truly improves your understanding of medicine.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
If you are getting into a business that involves patients, you should educate them so that they can make a well-informed decision. As well as making them feel a part of that program and in their healthcare as well. It should always be a patient centered approach.
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
I spend as much as I can on family trips. I take the family on trips as often as I can. I love to make them smile and spend time with them. It is worth every cent. Those memories will last forever. But it is always more than a hundred dollars.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
There is a pharmaceutical app called Pharmaguide. I use it all the time. It provides information on all medicines and doses and everything related to side effects and more. If there is a medicine that I don’t use frequently, I always refer to this guide to give the safest and most effective dosage.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
The books that I am most inclined to read are books about faith. It keeps you humble and in appreciation for what you have, and generous to those who have less.
What is your favorite quote?
“Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today” – Mark Twain and “If at first, you don’t succeed try try again” – Edward Hickson.
• Anything is possible as long as you put sincere effort into it.
• Never let your small failures get you down as you learn from experience.
• With perseverance what you want will come to you eventually as long as you put in the effort required.
Steve (Stefan) Junge hails from Germany and helps with the day-to-day publishing of interviews on IdeaMensch. While he and Mario don’t share a favorite soccer club, their enthusiasm to help entrepreneurs is a shared passion.