Vickie Milazzo's Thoughts for Success

Thoughts for Success: Here’s the Greatest Risk of All

As the owner of my legal nurse consulting business I’m an entrepreneur and entrepreneurs are known to be risk-takers. I admit I probably fall into that category. I’ve been taking risks for more than three decades now, so taking risks feels as natural as putting a hospital corner on my bed when making it.

Six years into my RN job at the hospital I craved something different. I wanted to start my own business as a legal nurse consultant. This was risky – after all, no one was doing it yet. What made me think I could succeed? I knew there was no guarantee of success, but I also knew that if I didn’t get out of hospital nursing and start taking risks, testing who I was, and what I was capable of becoming, that inaction would actually be my greatest risk in life.


Yes, I succeeded as a legal nurse consultant, but like anyone, I sure don’t have a 100% track record of succeeding with every risk I’ve taken. But one thing I know for certain – I won’t go down as risking never taking a risk.

I’m Just Sayin’

P.S. Comment and share the risks you’ve taken as an RN.

3 thoughts on “Thoughts for Success: Here’s the Greatest Risk of All

  1. Well said and so true!
    I just accepted my first case – and all due to me taking a risk!
    Thank you Vickie for sharing your stories and supplying much-needed support and humor!

  2. Vickie,
    I am so glad you took those risks, because I am here because of you.

    1. Had more to say about taking risks. I took a risk to start the CLNC® business and I’m glad I did because my life is less stressful and I’m looking forward to success. It not only takes risks but also a sacrifice to build the business where I want it to go. The sacrifice is time and money to get there. I thought about time; whether I was working full-time or part-time in clinical nursing, I chose to sacrifice time spent with family to market and work with attorneys on cases. The rewards are more than just money (and we all like money). I cannot measure the feelings I have reporting to an attorney on his or her cases.

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*The opinions and statements made by Vickie Milazzo, the founder of Medical-Legal Consulting Institute, Inc. are based on her experiences and expertise, should not be applied beyond the specific context provided, and do not guaranty or project actual results. Vickie Milazzo is no longer involved in the operations or management of the business, but is involved as an independent education consultant.

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