Certified Legal Nurse Consultants have any number of semi-repetitive reports and tasks to complete in any given business day. These can include daily project reports, legal nurse consulting reports, invoices, standard email responses, etc.
If you want to be more productive than you already are in your legal nurse consulting business, try learning how to not be productive. Although it sounds counterintuitive, mindful non-productivity can actually feed your legal nurse consulting productivity.
This week I’d like to challenge you to ask yourself, “Is it time to clear the physical clutter?” You can get so busy with attorneys and your legal nurse consultant jobs that you’re not even paying attention to all those stacks of paper (medical records, research and standards) that are piling up around you.
This week (between Christmas and New Year’s) is a bit slower and quieter than most weeks. A break from what, for most of us, has been an intense year. And a bit of a break is just what the nurse in me has ordered. I’m using this time to wind down my year, take a few more deep breaths and reflect on what I desire for 2017.
Email can inspire Certified Legal Nurse Consultants to greatness, or it can ruin your day by overwhelming you and dragging you into territory best left for after you’ve had a strong cup of coffee.
We all have issues with time management. Even the most successful Certified Legal Nurse Consultant will struggle with time management skills at one point or another. It seems there’s always something or someone getting in the way of our legal nurse consulting productivity. Frequently that someone is you and that’s why one of my favorite thoughts for success is to interrupt the interrupter.
One of my 2015 New Year’s resolutions was to turn off my email (not just minimize it). And I did and with that single stroke (closing my Microsoft Outlook email program), I achieved a new level of productivity for my legal nurse consulting business.
Okay, I know you’re thinking my advice is going to be to floss, brush your teeth, wash your face and moisturize, but men read this blog too and I know they’ll ignore at least three of the four recommendations. So today I’m off personal hygiene and onto a strategy that can alter your CLNC® productivity for life.
Let’s face it, no matter how energetic you are, you only get 24 hours in a day. Smart Certified Legal Nurse Consultants put your brain to work when you’re sleeping, not just while awake. As RNs, we know how important sleep is for the body’s physiological maintenance. Sleep can both recalibrate your tired brain and make new connections between important pieces of information already learned while awake. This, in turn, can help you find quicker and better solutions to problems.
Try this strategy: 30 minutes before you go to sleep, consider that one issue in your medical malpractice case or CLNC business that has you stumped. Then push it aside and use the 30 minutes to fully relax – meditate, soak in the tub or whatever relaxes you 🙂 for a full 30 minutes before you go to sleep.