After 38 years in business you would think that I can take it easy and let everyone else do the work. But if I’ve learned anything over these 38 years it’s that the rules of success only work if you do too. That’s why I always thought of myself as a working CEO.
Wishing you a joyful season and a stocking filled with your heart’s desires.
I hope you’re enjoying this holiday season. The holidays always reconnect me to the appreciation of all the significant friends, family and professional colleagues I have in my life and how each has contributed in their own unique way to building me and my success.
We all have weaknesses. Yes, even successful people have them. One habit successful legal nurse consultants employ day after day is to live in their strengths.
Thoughts for Success: When You Feel Like You’re Swimming Upstream You Just Have to Turn and Go with the Flow
Yesterday was not a good day. It seemed as though every task I started was taking twice as long as it should and nothing was getting completed. I felt like I was swimming upstream against a strong current much like a salmon in spawning season. I like to start and end my day with a clean desk, a stack full of completed projects and reports from my staff that reflect the same.
To be your most successful, all aspects of your life have to be congruent with your values and goals. I get to meet and talk with RNs from all over the US. One common complaint they share is exhaustion from 12-hour shifts. Long shifts combined with few to no breaks create a poor environment for planning healthy meals and exercise.
Thoughts for Success: “Look at Me and My Awesomeness” Is More of a Strategy for Instagram than for Your Success
When I take the stage, whether it’s for 1,200 Certified Legal Nurse Consultants at a conference or to introduce a legend like Oprah (as I did at a past Consultant 2.0 reception for a workshop I was conducting with Stedman Graham), my secret to success is to focus on the audience, not on how I’m performing. I simply focus on being present, real and relevant to the CLNC® consultants I’m there for, and it works.
There’s a Maori proverb that says “Turn your face to the sun, and the shadows fall behind you.” Yesterday I met a guy, Joshua, who has multiple sclerosis and lives this proverb.