Vickie’s Favorite Quotes: Oscar Wilde

Seasoned Certified Legal Nurse Consultants are smart enough to know what they don’t know and to know when to ask for help. My father (not a CLNC consultant) was a perfect example of this principle. He studied every project and hobby he took on, whether it was building a bookcase or playing golf. He knew what he didn’t know and was smarter because of it. He was a student for life up into his 80’s when he finally gave in and announced, “Vickie, I’m too busy. Stop buying me books.”

All Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Should Read, Interpret and Question Like Mark Rothko

Last weekend I had the opportunity to experience Mark Rothko: A Retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH). The museum did an amazing job of pulling together more than 60 of Rothko’s paintings from all periods of his career showing different artistic styles culminating in the style he is best known for, abstract expressionism. There were works I’d never seen before and creations in styles I never knew that Rothko explored.

Vickie Milazzo's Thoughts for Success

Thoughts for Success: Choosing Happiness Stirs Us to Openly Embrace Growth Challenges

Recently I found myself making a difficult decision, and on reflection, recognized I wasn’t moving toward happiness as part of the decision-making process. I was instead moving toward the path of least resistance, one that would lead to the least level of dissatisfaction and stress. I wasn’t making the best decision, I was making the easiest. I resolved to instead choose happiness and openly embrace all of the challenges that go along with it.

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Tom’s Tech Tip: Holidays Are Almost Here Again – Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Take Back the Power!

Like many RNs in hospital jobs I can go without food, water or a bathroom break for long periods. However, electricity to run my various devices is a must-have. Nothing is worse when I’m traveling than to run out of electrical outlets. This happens to me in hotels, homes (my parents’, friends’, sister-in-law’s), offices and at the airport. The more I need to charge multiple devices, the less available (or convenient) power plugs there seem to be. And with both Vickie and me traveling, it seems like our laptops, iPhones and iPads all need charging at the same time, so my problem is compounded.

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Vickie’s Favorite Quotes: John Barrymore

Whether in your RN job or just living life, you’ve probably had the opportunity to interact with a dying person, one who’s opened up to you about some of their life’s regrets. I would wager any amount of money that the regrets voiced are along the lines of “I wish I had gone for what I really wanted” and nothing to do with mistakes made, rejections suffered or books left unread. True regrets are for opportunities and love lost to timidity, fear or laziness.

Servicing Attorneys Omoiyari-Style for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants

The Japanese own a concept called omoiyari which is best described as a combination of empathy and active sensitivity to others. When you express omoiyari, you are anticipating the needs and desires of another person on a fine-tuned level. In Japan omoiyari is cultural, so it is also pervasive in customer service.

Vickie Milazzo's Thoughts for Success

Thoughts for Success: Opportunity Presents When You Show Up

At the Friday evening reception before our Consultant 2.0 event with Stedman Graham, I was surprised how few Certified Legal Nurse Consultants initially approached Stedman – whether for a photo or to network. Many of them have worked on hundreds of cases, so I knew they had to be comfortable in business and networking situations. So what was up? The CLNC consultants were networking among themselves like crazy and the buzz in the ballroom validated they were capable of approaching just about anybody, including Stedman.

*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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