Every Halloween I’m reminded of one of my deepest childhood fears. It’s not spiders, ghosts or ghouls. Click here for my story on National Public Radio’s “This I Believe” if you’d like to know what that fear was and how I overcame it. I doubt that you have the same fear I did, but maybe a different one is getting in the way of achieving your goals as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. Are there any tricks your mind plays on you that keeps you from the treats you want?
Archive for month: October, 2012
A few weeks back I reminded Certified Legal Nurse Consultants reading my blog to get in the habit of changing their computer passwords on a regular basis. I likened it to having someone remind you to eat your vegetables. A necessary, but not necessarily, pleasureable habit.
Savvy Certified Legal Nurse Consultants know that the questions you raise are usually more important that the answers you derive. In some ways asking quality questions calls for more intelligence, insight and experience than answering them. After all, isn’t that what Google and Wikipedia are for (just kidding)?
I have spent the last two years recovering from an illness that kept me from working on my legal nurse consulting business. During that time, I have lost contact with my attorney-clients. Is it too late to revive those business relationships?
Our neighborhood has at least 5 bars – on my iPhone that is. But as I walk or move about in my car, or on my bike or Razor Pro Scooter, those bars come and go. Sometimes, depending on the wind direction and which leg I’m standing on, I can go from 1 bar to 3 bars and down to ½ a bar even while standing still.
Successful CLNC consultants see opportunities where someone else might see only a problem. For example, one Certified Legal Nurse Consultant testifies for three law firms. They are so impressed with her that they want her and only her. She thinks she has a problem, while I see an opportunity.
Frequently I find myself sitting in our conference room with people who know a lot more about an issue than I do. That doesn’t, however, make them the smartest people in the room. I like to think that I know what I don’t know. And because I know what I don’t know, what I do know is how to ask questions and to challenge the experts to get to relevant analysis and impactful decisions.
Reminders are a necessary part of calendars, and for busy Certified Legal Nurse Consultants, calendars are a necessary part of life. Luckily, many calendaring apps give you the option to set an aural (and sometimes vibrating) “reminder” or “alert” for a calendar event. Alerts help ensure that you don’t miss that appointment with your favorite attorney-client or to make that important call marketing your legal nurse consulting business to a new attorney. You can create an alert as a reminder for an event that is anywhere from minutes to hours, to days away.
“Manage yourself” is the mantra of my trainer Jerome. In the middle of a set of chest presses he’ll say “Vickie, manage yourself.” He’s not asking for much – just for me to engage my core, abs and glutes, pin my shoulder blades to the bench and press with my chest, not my arms. Jerome is an awesome trainer, but whenever I hear those two simple words, one fact is clear: he’s the trainer and I’m the one pushing the barbell off my chest. He can’t contract my glutes for me and he can’t activate my chest muscles. That’s my job.
I had the opportunity to hear George Clooney speak at an event. Yes, he is that good looking in person and yes, Tom came along without kicking and screaming. Okay, maybe a little bit of kicking and screaming – where are my girlfriends when I need them? LOL.