One of the issues with Certified Legal Nurse Consultants or any RNs owning technology, whether hardware or software, is that technology occasionally breaks. Upgrade the OS on your phone or computer and suddenly apps and programs don’t work. Upgrade your hardware, phone or computer, and suddenly you need new monitors, connectors, chargers, etc. The only thing constant in the world of technology is change – and not always for the best.
Mountain bikers are taught “don’t look where you don’t want to go.” I’m not crazy enough to be a mountain biker and I’m not even a great biker. But, I have biked up and down some pretty challenging heights in Japan, Morocco and New Zealand. Also, after riding 23 miles down the Haleakala volcano in Hawaii and over the Hải Vân Pass in Vietnam, I can say first-hand that “don’t look where you don’t want to go” is very good advice.
While adding images to my computer’s screen saver, I found this photograph I’d taken in Japan.
Thanksgiving is a special day that I try to celebrate 365 days a year. Every night before we go to sleep, Tom and I say one nice thing about each other. It’s a tradition we have carried out our entire married life. I will admit that some days it’s easy and other days it’s easier. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. This tradition reminds us of the blessings we have in each other, in our friends, family and in all of the Certified Legal Nurse Consultants we love. That one tradition guarantees that we almost always end our day on a happy and grateful note.
A Certified Legal Nurse Consultant recently shared that she read my legal nurse consulting blog and then said, “Vickie, I know exactly who and what you were talking about.”
As we head into the holiday season I know that many Certified Legal Nurse Consultants will be traveling to visit friends, family, and dare I say it, CLNC subcontractors. This will involve planes, trains, buses and automobiles. It will also involve taking our tech toys with us. So I’d like to offer some tips for the travel-challenged and travel-pros:
According to Nurse.com and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012 the mean salary for RNs was $69,935. That’s up $825 from 2011 or more simply – just 1%. Nursing salaries are flattening out. When you factor in the uncertainties of the Affordable Care Act, an aging baby-boomer population and more states mandating nurse-to-patient ratios, you’d think that salaries would be increasing.
Melissa Boyd, RN, CLNC was attending the CLNC 6-Day Certification Seminar when just one P.S. in an email to a friend connected her directly with an attorney-prospect. She struck while the opportunity was hot and in less than 24 hours set up an appointment with the attorney. P.S.’s were more common before the digital age, but Melissa proves they work in email as well as in letters.
Sometimes it’s hard to get out of your head and just do what you know you must do. If you want to lose weight and be fit, you can sit around and think about exercising, but to actually get fit and lose the weight, you’ve got to get into the gym and out of your bad diet habits. The same is true for your CLNC business. You can think yourself to death about how to create your legal nurse consulting business, or you can stop over-thinking and actually get started as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant.
I’ve never been on Match.com or any of the other Internet dating sites for two reasons. First, I got married and was off the market before such sites existed. Second, I’m still happily married.