I always joke that I wake up with a plan and by 9:00am I (or someone else) has busted that plan. I consider my agility to be one of the keys to my legal nurse consulting business success, but that doesn’t mean I’m a crisis worker. Like any successful Certified Legal Nurse Consultant I can certainly work under stress when I have to, but the goal for all of us should be to avoid stress whenever possible. Stress isn’t the only profitless side-effect of procrastinating.
CLNC® Success Story: Developing My Expertise as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Is the Key to Growing a CLNC Business
Going into my first case, with LegalNurse.com’s CLNC Certification Program training fresh in my mind, I was fairly confident. Thirteen years of nursing practice gives an RN plenty of self-assurance around doctors, so I thought I’d do fine with attorneys. And everything did go fine – at first…
It’s only five days into 2015 and you undoubtedly already know where you stand on goals for your CLNC business. When it comes to goal setting and achieving New Year’s goals I’ve mentored three types of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants.
Yesterday I mentored a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant who is noticing that her CLNC business has plateaued. She’s been on a pretty nice ride for a while, but now she’s is ready to grow. She admits she hasn’t been paying much attention to the business itself – she’s just been trying to keep up with her legal nurse consulting jobs from attorney-clients.
Every Certified Legal Nurse Consultant started the way that you are going to have to start. They balanced a full-time RN job while building their legal nurse consulting business. Here, three CLNC consultants share exactly how they did just that.
Summer’s coming to a close and as the kids head back to school it may seem that life’s pace is increasing at warp speed. Juggling your CLNC® business, family, kids, friends and social obligations, it’s easy to feel that life is out of control. Here are three strategies for staying on the balance beam of life through the back-to-school season – whether you have kids or not.
As a child, I had Lyme Disease, then in 2004, I was bitten by another tick. Terrible timing, since I’d just gotten married. My symptoms were across the chart, from severe fatigue to periodic paralysis on one side of my body. My husband couldn’t handle his wife not walking, not being perfect, so he left, and we divorced. A couple of years later, I made it to an Iron Man finish line, so I guess the joke’s on him.
If you walked into my office you’d think I didn’t have much work to do. But trust me, I haven’t always been that organized. Years ago I had to hire an outside consultant to come in and help me figure out what was important and what was ready for the landfill. It turned out to be a more monumental task than I expected and taught me a lesson that lasted a lifetime.
After I became a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant I built my attorney-client base from one to four attorney-clients while still working at the hospital. Many weeks I worked 10-15 hours of overtime at my RN job in the ambulatory surgery department. And while this added to my checking account, I felt physically drained, mentally bored and definitely not in control of my nursing career. My CLNC business suffered because my hospital job took priority.
One decision can change the course of your legal nurse consulting business. Kathy Sindoni, RN, BSN, CLNC, shares how simply making the decision to take her CLNC business full time started opening doors to new attorney-clients. This decision catapulted Kathy from a part-time CLNC business to a full-time business.
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