Are You Missing Opportunities and More Profit for Your Legal Nurse Consulting Business?

I always joke that I wake up with a plan and by 9:00am I (or someone else) has busted that plan. I consider my agility to be one of the keys to my legal nurse consulting business success, but that doesn’t mean I’m a crisis worker. Like any successful Certified Legal Nurse Consultant I can certainly work under stress when I have to, but the goal for all of us should be to avoid stress whenever possible.

Stress isn’t the only profitless side-effect of procrastinating. Procrastinate on your medical-legal cases for attorney-clients and you set yourself up for missed opportunities and potential loss of profit for your CLNC® business. If you’re a legal nurse consultant who puts off a project until the deadline looms and then works on it like a crazy person ignoring sleep, meals and personal hygiene until completed, you’re a procrastinator and it’s time to ditch that unprofitable and stress-inducing habit.

Don’t wait until tomorrow to do what you can do today. Stay ahead of the game on your medical malpractice and personal injury cases that have generous deadlines. When you do so, you are free to jump on opportunities with new attorney-clients. If you wait until the last minute to get that report written on your medical malpractice case, you are going to have say “No” to the new attorney or risk dropping the ball on a valuable attorney-client. Neither option is a long-term success strategy.

If you stay in crisis mode, that’s exactly where you’re going to find your CLNC business – in a crisis. Beat deadlines and you’ll be able to painlessly bust your plan to harvest the unexpected opportunities that present for your CLNC business.

I’m Just Sayin’

P.S. Comment and share whether you like to precrastinate (beat deadlines) or procrastinate (kill yourself to meet them at the last minute) and why. LOL!

3 thoughts on “Are You Missing Opportunities and More Profit for Your Legal Nurse Consulting Business?

  1. Unfortunately, I am a procrastinator, but not sure exactly why. I have realized this about myself, but don’t understand why I do this and what to do about it. Any helpful suggestions?

    1. Barb, congrats on having the awareness. Develop a schedule and set the hardest projects and tasks first. Most people start with easy items, which can be lethal for procrastinators. The easy items can feel so good one never wants to move away from them and on to something big.

  2. Last week I had a lot of relevant facts to share with my attorney-client in a report which did not have a deadline. “There is plenty of time,” the paralegal said. The case was complex with a lot of relevant facts and regulations-standards of care regarding this population (I had no idea how many existed). I stayed on top of the case. I got the call last Wednesday from the paralegal asking for the report. She had forgotten there were two documents they had requested and never came (I knew better than to wait on them). I let her know the documents are important, but will not affect the report findings I have now. I got the report finished and into her hands.

    Thank goodness I did not procrastinate. Paralegals mean well, they are very busy and not attorney-mind readers. The case is very involved and would have been painful (stress and no sleep) to get done right away.

    Thank you Vickie for teaching us well!

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