Houston has long been a restaurant city. A story in the USA Today revealed that we have more than 10,000 restaurants here in Houston. Naturally I haven’t eaten in all of them, but I’ve got more than a few under my belt.
I love finding new and fun places to eat, so it follows that Tom and I met some friends for dinner at one of our newest and most buzzed about restaurants, Table 57, amusingly, housed in the front of a new grocery store. One of Houston’s celebrated local chefs, Randy Evans, created the menu and collaborated on the concept. The food was pretty tasty. We all loved our dishes and the plates I saw on other tables had me wanting to try more.
When we arrived, there was live music on the patio and a line to get in, but things moved pretty quickly. The trouble began when the manager came by twice to make sure the counter clerk had gotten our order correct. He attempted to deliver the wrong food, and another, very simple dish was only delivered after a long delay accompanied by a couple of very sincere apologies. The four of us were sipping local craft beer and catching up, so the delay wasn’t an issue.
When the last dishes were finally delivered, the manager stopped by again to explain that things were delayed and confused because they hadn’t expected to be so successful and the rush of people was putting a strain on the kitchen and waitstaff. They were struggling to gain their pattern and keep up.
Despite the awkward start for this new restaurant, we had a great evening. But it did make me think of a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant who had marketed so well and so much that she had too much business. She resisted my advice about using CLNC® subcontractors but she was so overwhelmed already that hiring and managing subs just seemed like one more supersized TO DO. My advice to her: “Stop marketing and recognize that CLNC subcontractors can help you, not stress you. Your legal nurse consulting business and relationship with your attorney-clients is at stake.”
Yes, you can be too successful as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. But like Table 57, you can and must get that success under control.
I’m Just Sayin’
P.S. Comment and share how you keep your success as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant under control.