Lisa Rivera, RN, BSN, CLNC shares that while attending the CLNC 5-Day Certification Seminar she was contacted by an RN colleague. He asked if she had ever done any legal nurse consulting as he needed a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant to assist with screening a case for an attorney.
It’s a mistake to define ourselves by others’ criticism. After all, the naysayers usually have personal motives when they strike out at you. We create and are responsible for the world in which we live. Your world will be so much more abundant if it doesn’t include naysayers.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone. If you’re at all like me, you’ve still got shopping to do. I usually buy from Amazon.com and other reputable online sites and am very careful where I shop. So, shopping online, just like shopping offline, you need to pick and choose where and when you want to shop.
The holidays are upon us and it’s time to remember your attorney-clients this season with festive CLNC holiday cards. Remembering them now means they’ll remember you in the New Year. And don’t limit your CLNC holiday cards to attorneys. Check your list twice to ensure you send cards to:
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.”
The more the attorney talks, the more likely you’re going home with a case. Ask these three questions guaranteed to get attorneys talking:
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.
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.
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.
I just finished a mentoring call with a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant who broke five of my five rules you never want to break when seeking advice from a CLNC Mentor. Check out the five rules and how she broke each and every one of them: