There’s nothing worse than someone who cares so little about their job that they put themselves into the space of mediocrity. You know the person, it’s the nurse who drifts through the shift, not extending herself beyond what’s barely necessary to get through to the end of the day. No thought, no effort, no engagement. Content to be mediocre day after day after day.
If I have one problem, it’s that sometimes I’m passionate about everything, whether it’s teaching the CLNC® Certification Program, mentoring a CLNC® consultant or scrubbing out my tea mug at the end of the day (Okay, maybe not the tea mug). I can’t help myself – I’m either all in or all out – there’s no middle ground for me. Even when I worked at Burger King, I was passionate about hamburgers and french fries. My twin brother, Vince, and his friends could always count on me to deliver the hottest, most tightly-packed fries into those small paper bags.
So that’s why I don’t understand someone who can show up in their job or business and mentally check out for the day, but be convinced they’re working. The most successful Certified Legal Nurse Consultants aren’t lucky, they’re the ones who are heavily invested and engaged in their CLNC® business.
I always say I’m a working CEO. That’s why I love Thomas Edison’s quote, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” I find the more I care, the harder I work and the luckier I get.
I’m just sayin’
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