I thought I’d start out 2015 by wishing all my CLNC amigos and other readers a happy New Year. I also wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that there is NO REASON WHATSOEVER for any Certified Legal Nurse Consultant to download a malware package to your computer because you clicked on a link in an unexpected or suspicious email.
How often in your legal nurse consulting business have you had a client, either a medical malpractice or personal injury attorney, who needed the report yesterday? If you’re like me, one time is one time too many. In the legal nurse consulting business a “yesterday” deadline is no fun for you, and it’s not good for the attorney either.
When I was in nursing school one of my secret sanctuaries, Rothko Chapel, was within minutes of my university. This beautiful space contains 14 dark, colossal paintings by Mark Rothko. These giant artworks blend seamlessly into the walls on which they are hung. They transition so smoothly that first-time visitors sometimes question where the paintings (hanging right before their eyes) are located.
If you’ve promised yourself that you are going to be more productive in 2015 than you were in 2014, here’s a tip: you will have to learn to say No.
I recently exhibited with a CLNC Mentor at a legal conference in Indianapolis. What a win! The entire experience was so organized from beginning to end, including the call with Vickie Milazzo Institute providing the info I needed to exhibit effectively, to the follow-up reminders from the Institute after exhibiting. The organization and support from the institute has made the whole process of exhibiting easy and fun, which are two things that I didn’t expect on my first big public outing as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant to be.
In 2014 it seemed that every time I picked up a newspaper or tuned in to a news channel, GM’s recalls due to the faulty ignition switches, dominated the news. So much so that any Certified Legal Nurse Consultant would presume there was a virtual tsunami of litigation against GM.
Moody’s Investors Service issued a negative 2015 outlook for not-for-profit (NFP) healthcare organizations. Moody’s predicts that hospital revenue will remain weak and operating expenses will increase. In 2014 Modern Healthcare reported that revenues were up for NFP facilities, but that those gains were offset by operating costs associated with the increased number of sicker patients. In essence, hospitals are handling more with less.
It’s only five days into 2015 and you undoubtedly already know where you stand on goals for your CLNC business. When it comes to goal setting and achieving New Year’s goals I’ve mentored three types of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants.
I am already feeling so much excitement in the air about 2015. If you desire 2015 to be your best year yet as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, here’s some sage advice from Eleanor Roosevelt.
It’s the first day of 2015 and I have already written out my growth goals for the year. I’m all about growth. I love to grow both personally and professionally. This is a good thing because when you own a business you’re going to have to grow – whether you want to or not. LOL!