If You Want It, Go Out and Get It*
by Barbara Boyle, RN, CLNC
Vickie, thank you so much for speaking out with passion for our professional evolution. I also thank you from the bottom of my heart for putting all of “you” into your program.
I resigned from my clinical position on January 13. It was time for me to go to the next level of professional practice. I was deeply committed to succeeding in my next adventure. I ordered your CLNC® Certification Program the next day and finished it on February 4. I took the certification exam on February 24.
I called because Vickie was there in my mind saying, ‘Nobody but you is responsible for your success. If you want it, go out and get it.’
On February 25, on a hunch, I called the local DA’s office about an arrest I’d seen in the paper. I consulted with her on the phone and gave her a three-page “what to do next” note, again for free just to get exposure. She was so impressed, she asked for my resume and fee schedule. I called because Vickie repeatedly said, “Go out and get the business; make the call.”
Next, I sent my introduction letter to several attorneys. I got my first paying case from one of them on March 17. Again, I called because Vickie was there in my mind saying, “Nobody but you is responsible for your success. If you want it, go out and get it.”
It is a credit to Vickie as a mentor and motivator that I pursue this new dimension of nursing. Thank you so much Vickie for helping to make it possible and for keeping the light burning strong and hot. I wanted you to know what a difference you have made for me as a person and as a committed RN.
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