Comfort can be a good thing, but once you start to lose the edge of thriving in the realm of uncomfortable it’s hard to get that edge back.
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About Vickie Milazzo
Inc. Top 10 Entrepreneur Vickie L. Milazzo, RN, MSN, JD is founder and president of Vickie Milazzo Institute. Vickie single-handedly pioneered the field of legal nurse consulting in 1982. According to The New York Times, she “crossed nursing with the law and created a new profession.” Vickie is the author of the New York Times Bestseller, Wicked Success Is Inside Every Woman, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Vickie has appeared on national TV, including FOX & Friends in New York City, KCAL in Los Angeles, KHOU and KRIV in Houston, as an expert on legal nurse consulting, entrepreneurship and career advancement. Her other television appearances include ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, At Home Live, Better TV (New York), Great Day Houston, The CEO Show, Bloomberg TV and dozens more. Vickie earned her bachelor of science in nursing at the University of St. Thomas and her master of science in nursing at Texas Woman’s University, both in Houston. She earned her juris doctor at South Texas College of Law. For Vickie’s expanded bio, click here.
Entries by Vickie Milazzo
I just got off a mentoring call with a CLNC® consultant who wants to do more legal nurse consultant jobs for an attorney-client she’s only worked on a couple of cases for. I asked what was holding her back and she replied “I don’t like to ask for business.” I wish this CLNC consultant was alone in this attitude, but I know she’s not. Right?
Our thoughts are powerful and intimate companions. As Norman Vincent Peale says “Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
I recently dealt with a difficult business challenge and while doing so, I allowed my mind to go into all of the wrong places. This compounded the difficulty of the challenge and made it appear more daunting than it turned out to be.
I recently mentored a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant who is subcontracting with one of the most successful CLNC® consultants in the industry. She shared that she is frustrated because she wants to grow her own business, not someone else’s.
The 14th Dalai Lama wisely states “It seems that often when problems arise, our outlook becomes narrow.” This is exactly why we should be seeking viewpoints other than our own when encountering a challenging legal nurse consulting problem.
Most RNs think they have no choice in whether they get a pay raise or not. That’s simply not true. You have more control over a pay raise than you think. Just don’t expect it to come from the hospital where you work.
Having to be cool can get in the way of success. I’ve never been that cool, but I have been successful. That’s why I believe there’s nothing cool about having to be cool.
Attorneys who litigate medical-related cases are intelligent. They are also enterprising which is exactly why they use Certified Legal Nurse Consultants. The smartest attorneys know they need RNs for their legal nurse consultant jobs.
Happy Mother’s Day to all RNs and Certified Legal Nurse Consultants. What do you love most about Mother’s Day? Your husband and children preparing your favorite breakfast? Gifts that acknowledge what a great Mom you are? Or simply having a day to relax, unlike the other 364 days when you collapse into bed as limp as an overused sponge wondering, “How long can I keep up this mad pace?”