I have been an RN for well over 35 years and became a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant last year. I now have my own very successful CLNC business.
Archive for month: March, 2011
One of our vendors Matthew (the name has been changed to protect the guilty) recently dropped the ball. Because he has a great track record all he really needed to do was acknowledge it and we would have gotten quickly back on track. But instead of owning his mistake, he chose to ignore it, apparently just wishing it would all disappear.
Long ago I blogged about the Quick Access Toolbar available in every Microsoft® Office® 2007+ program. This is an invaluable tool for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants because it delivers quick access to many of the tools you need for your CLNC® business. I’ve customized mine to include not just the usual functions of cut, paste, undo, redo and print, but I’ve also added an email button!
Thanks to all the CLNC® consultants who attended the 2011 National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Conference Cruise. I so loved hearing how much you learned from our speakers and seeing you networking with fellow CLNC® pirates. It was a blast partying with you and spending a week together. I loved hearing your CLNC® Success Stories and am so energized by them.
“Finish it out” is the mantra of my trainer, Jerome. It doesn’t matter what exercise I’m doing, he’s always pushing me “Finish it out Vickie, finish it out.” If I’m doing a lat pull-down or a one-arm row, he doesn’t want me stopping short. Every exercise has a full range of motion and it’s easy to quit before contracting those muscles to their full potential. For example, if you’re doing one-arm chin-ups it’s easy to quit before your chin reaches the bar, and that’s exactly when I’ll hear Jerome chanting, “Finish it out Vickie, finish it out.” Okay, I really don’t do one-arm chin-ups (yet), but you get the idea, right?
Vickie and I are back from the NACLNC® Conference Cruise and, if you followed her blogs last week, you know we had a rocking time on the high seas! Our next Conference Cruise is guaranteed to be even more fun. That being said, here’s another quickie Tech Tip because I’m still trying to unpack and deal with all the detritus of CLNC® life that builds up in your inbox while you’re out of the office on a cruise having fun with hundreds of CLNC® consultants.
I’m heading to the airport to board our flight home from the 2011 NACLNC® Conference Cruise. This morning I had my healthy green tea, but what I really needed was a steaming hot cup of coffee with two added shots of espresso. If I didn’t have to be in the office tomorrow I’d probably take a couple of days off to rest up! As far as I know no one made a family member walk the plank so we’re all going home tanned, renewed and ready for another year of CLNC® success.
This is it — the final day. It’s hard to believe the 2011 NACLNC® Conference Cruise is almost over! The past 6 days went by so fast it feels like we just got onboard! Luckily we’ve got another full day of great sessions from the CLNC® Pros to look forward to before it all ends. I’ve heard nothing but great comments about yesterday’s sessions and can’t wait to edit the audio recordings. I get to hear every speaker in their entirety and bask in their hard-earned success. These speakers work so hard all year long to deliver to you and they sure did! My deepest gratitude goes out to each and every one of you.
Today is the big day, although they’ve all been pretty big so far with all the fun things to do. This is our first official classroom day. Now that everyone has turned a nice shade of tan (or bright red) we’ll move the fun into the air conditioning and crank up the PowerPoint®.
I’ve almost lost track of the days. Eat, sleep, have fun and cruise. I could get used to this lifestyle. Of course, I’d have to buy a whole new wardrobe with expandable clothing. There’s more food and opportunities to eat on a cruise ship than should be legal. Tomorrow we’ll all start dieting… NOT!