A study from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the Yale School of Management titled “The Importance of Being an Optimist: Evidence from Labor Markets” found that optimists are more successful than pessimists in their careers.
I’ll be the first to admit I have a bad sense of direction. If I’m traveling with Tom and we come to an intersection he’ll ask me which way I think we should turn. Invariably he’ll go the opposite way and he’s usually – annoyingly – right.
Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: Why Does Windows Tell a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Not to Delete a File?
Last week I explained to Certified Legal Nurse Consultants how to delete a file when Windows® won’t let you. This week, I want to remind you that it’s a good idea to do an occasional spring or early summer cleaning of your documents, photos, folders and files. Take some time and make sure you find all the legal nurse consulting flotsam and jetsam (not to mention detritus and other cosmic debris).
Remember when you were in grammar school and had to write reports? Remember how the students with the best handwriting always got better grades? When I clicked to that fact I concentrated on making my handwriting as neat as possible, hoping to score a bonus point or two. And except for my grades in conduct, I did a great job of accomplishing that goal.
Providing attorney-prospects free information is a great marketing strategy that can give you instant credibility as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. You can provide free information through an information newsletter (print or electronic), website and even social media, especially Facebook and Twitter.
The longer Certified Legal Nurse Consultants work in a Windows® world, the more problems they’ll run into. One of my least favorite Windows-related problems is trying to delete a file, only to have Windows tell you that it won’t because it’s in use by another program. Let’s say you finish a report for your legal nurse consulting business and decide to do a Save As and file it under a different name. Then you go back to delete the original draft report. You know you’ve closed that particular Word document and you’re darn sure ready to delete it. You select the file, hit the delete button or right-click on the file name and select delete from the pop-up menu. Windows thinks for a minute and suddenly this box appears.
My favorite vacations include hiking. The more remote the trail, the more I enjoy the experience. While I don’t mind seeing people, I much prefer to share the trail with wildlife than “wild life.” Being in the woods recalibrates all of my senses and rebalances me.
When proofing a revised draft of a contract for my CLNC® business, do I really need to read it word for word?
Vickie and I travel a lot, so I’m always on the lookout for travel apps. I’ve come across some great apps that legal nurse consultants can use everywhere from Paris to Poughkeepsie and, with the exception of XE, I use all of these right in my hometown. Most of these are free and I’ve indicated where they’re available for iPhone®, Windows® Phone 7, Blackberry® and Android® users.
Here’s six of my favorite travel apps.
- XE Currency Converter: A FREE app that quickly converts one currency to another. You select the currencies you want to track. It can tell you what an individual Swedish Kroner is worth in U.S. dollars or, if you type in the amount of a meal in Kroners it’ll tell you how much that Swedish meatball costs in your home currency. I love this app! Available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. There’s no Win Phone 7 version, but it does have a mobile site you can access. Get your copy at XE.com.
- iTranslate: A FREE app that will quickly translate short phrases from one language to another.
CLNC® Success Story: Don’t Just Tell Attorneys What You Can Do as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant – Show Them
A marketing strategy I teach in the CLNC® Certification Program is to show the attorney what you can do. Telling is not enough. Carol Ann McLawhorn, RN, BSN, CLNC used this principle with an attorney-client who hired her to consult on a case and set a budget. Carol Ann knew she could do more, so she did just that.