This is the time of year to make a change in your nursing career or grow your legal nurse consulting business to more success.
I have a friend I admire because she’s always had a lot of commitments outside of her executive position. Her day rarely ends at 5:00pm, somehow her outside commitments encompass everything from family to friends to volunteer work for her favorite causes.
People often compliment me and tell me what a great memory I have. While my memory’s respectable, what’s even better is my note-taking prowess. That’s my real secret. I am a voracious note taker in every business situation.
I was recently advising a 32-year-old woman (NOT a legal nurse consultant) regarding a failure in her business venture. This woman who is usually vibrant and spunky had turned negative and pessimistic overnight
It’s summer here in Houston and summer in this part of the world translates to scorching heat (100+ degrees) combined with unrelenting humidity (100+%). We cope with sweating through our clothes just walking to the car, sunglasses that fog over the minute we jump out of the car and cars that don’t seem to cool off until after we’ve arrived at our destination.
Registered nurses are a tough breed. Not surprising because we deal with tough workloads, tough working conditions and tough consequences if we don’t do our job right. What other professional can claim that a spit second decision can be the difference between life and death?
Tom and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary this week. It’s true, that during those 29 years I’ve had no time off for good behavior, but then again neither has Tom. LOL Along the way Tom has logged a lot of miles with me on behalf of RNs, Certified Legal Nurse Consultants and Vickie Milazzo Institute.
Growing up in New Orleans, we’d duck into a Bourbon Street “Takee-Outee” to satisfy a sudden attack of the hungries while haunting the French Quarter. Years later I shudder to think what we may have been eating but, at the time, that “some kind of meat” on a stick served its purpose.
There is no past. It’s over. There is no guarantee of a future. There’s only now. That’s why one of my favorite quotes is a book title by Paul Arden, “It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be.”
My love story with nurses started decades ago and I’ve been inspiring nurses with my mantra “We Are Nurses and We Can Do Anything!®” ever since. It’s true, registered nurses can do anything – after all we save lives by making split second decisions that often mean the difference between life and death.