Let a Little Spam Into Your Life or At Least Lighten Up About It

I’ll confess, I’ve become a spam Nazi. In the glory days of the U.S. Postal Service, I could easily triage my mail, tossing what I didn’t want into the recycle bin. There was a certain amount of joy in sorting my mail, especially around Christmas when companies I’d never heard of sent me thick full-color catalogs full of goods I’d never buy. Perhaps it reminded me of my childhood days when my twin brother Vince and I would pore over the Sears “Wish Book” in those endless weeks before Christmas – wishing, hoping and praying for Santa to know what we’d marked and deliver it (all). Santa, if you’re reading this, I’m still waiting for that volleyball. #santa #wishlist

Less Yack and More Sack!

In mentoring Certified Legal Nurse Consultants I’ve learned to judge someone’s resistance to an idea by the amount of time they’ll spend talking about it before implementing it. The talking is reflective of the resistance. I’ll hear why it won’t work, why it’s so difficult or why someone else should be doing it. Depending upon how far-reaching the idea is, we’ll sometimes spend more time talking about something than just doing it.

What a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Can Learn from Mardi Gras

New Orleans is in the thick of Mardi Gras with daily parades, parties and 500,000 King Cakes being devoured all leading up to Fat Tuesday on February 21. Mardi Gras is the feast before the fast; it's the last gasp of fun before the famine of Lent – the ultimate expression of “eat your dessert first.” When I was a child growing up in New Orleans, my favorite part of Mardi Gras was floats full of masked people tossing out doubloons and the coveted Mardi Gras beads.

See You at the Top of Your Legal Nurse Consulting Game

I went to see Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson tribute “Immortal” this past weekend. The show not only awed and inspired me, it also made me think that no matter how talented we are there’s always someone who can astonish us – like the Cirque acrobats who do triple back flips swinging from rings 50 ft above your head.
Tom’s Tech Tips

Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: Certified Legal Nurse Consultants – Rule Your Outlook Email!

For those CLNC consultants who use Microsoft Outlook, I’ve already given you a Tech Tip describing how to color-code or prioritize your email. That simple tip turned out to be one of my most popular ever – until today! Today, my Valentine's gift to you is more tips on how to better organize your email inbox. I'll give Vickie her Valentine's gift later – in private. #valentine