Engagement is about committing to achieve big. Talk about a group who is willing to engage or commit. Nurses are tycoons of engagement. Nurses commit themselves to situations that make normal people faint. Every nurse I know is fully committed – or maybe ready to be committed. We’ve all worked that shift. Nurses know how to engage and get things done. In the middle of horrendous situations, you instinctively triage on the fly – you resuscitate, defibrillate and medicate and then you go to work. Total engagement.
Like most women, I’m a sucker for a gift with purchase (GWP) at a makeup counter. I never met a GWP offer I could refuse, so I try to steer clear of the mall when I know they’re being offered. Tom’s been shopping with me so many times that if I forget to ask for my GWP, he’ll often pipe in before we close the transaction with “is there a gift with that?”
Have you ever attended a social event or a networking function where you knew no one? Were you “out there,” introducing yourself and getting acquainted? Or were you a “wallflower” stuck like ivy against the wall in need of a bolder soul to drag you into the crowd? Has the COVID-19 pandemic stripped you of the few networking skills you formerly possessed?
The Worst and Best Advice 4 Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Have Received and What They Did with It
Most Certified Legal Nurse Consultants readily admit they can benefit from business advice, but not all advice is good advice. In this blog four CLNC® consultants discuss the worst advice they almost took, the best advice they never took, but wish they had and the best advice they did take.
The professional relationship you establish with attorneys is one of your most important responsibilities as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant. We asked the CLNC® Pros to describe their favorite attorney-clients. While four CLNC consultants share four different answers, you’ll notice common themes you will want to aspire to in your own CLNC business relationships.
First impressions are important. Today, more and more Certified Legal Nurse Consultants are making their first impressions online, not only with the legal community, but also with other CLNC® consultants.
As registered nurses, we were trained to give and to take care of others. But to successfully manage your legal nurse consulting business you must also be a strong negotiator, willing to ask for what you want and what you need. Nursing hasn’t trained you to negotiate, but luckily, you’re born negotiators even though you don’t necessarily think about it that way.
Nurses often say, “You must have known quite a few attorneys when you started,” suggesting that the adage, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is the guaranteed path to launching a successful business as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant.
One thing I know about RNs is that you didn’t get into nursing for the big bucks, the big raises or the big perks (like the cafeteria food, going four hours without a restroom break or the five-minute lunch hour). To do everything that RNs do every day, you have to be wired by passion, by a fire that drives you to make a difference in the lives you hold in your hands. RNs have the strength of fire and passion. But are you as fired up about your nursing career today as when you first started? If not, what are you fired up about?
Yesterday I relocated a cherished photograph that I had purchased in Vietnam. Taking in the serenity of the salt flats in Long Thanh’s Harvest’s Day photo brought me back to a less serene experience I had while stuck on a curb in Saigon (I know it’s Ho Chi Minh City, but nobody calls it that). My objective, a restaurant where my husband and my lunch awaited me, stood on the opposite side of the street. I could see the food, smell it and, if you know me, you know I had built up quite an appetite.