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!