Mistakes and failures are great for teaching Certified Legal Nurse Consultants what not to do – they help us to grow and learn. However, mistakes don’t always help us discover what works. You could move from one mistake to the next and never identify the success formula to make your business prosper or overcome a specific issue or challenge. After 39 years in business, I’ve learned to study my successes at least as closely as I study my failures. Success promotes success. The more you succeed, the more you will succeed.
In 1982 I faced the reality that I was unhappy with the direction my nursing career was taking. It wasn’t easy after putting hard work into becoming an RN, earning my bachelor’s degree, my master’s degree and working six years in the hospital, to find I was extremely disappointed by the career choice I had made. I’d gone in wide-eyed, thinking I could make a difference, even improve the state of healthcare, only to bump up against the reality that no matter how hard I worked, my efforts would never make a dent, much less an impact. I was also moving far too slowly toward financial success, and I was forgetting what it was like to have fun.
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.
Look around. There isn’t a retail clerk, flight attendant or restaurant server that doesn’t have a phone in their hands or within arm’s reach. There’s probably also a nurse or two. I’m just as guilty and am increasingly feeling chained to this device. To top it off, I’ve added the Apple® Watch this year only to find that the pull this tiny device has over me is more powerful than I’d like to admit.
Thoughts for Success: The Intention You Set, Decisions You Make and Actions You Implement Subsidize Your Success
You probably know at least one person whose parents “set them up in business.” But let’s face it, most of us are not so lucky to have crazy rich parents and are on our own to subsidize our success.
Having a shortage of confidence is guaranteed to hinder legal nurse consulting success. In contrast, learn to treat yourself as the Certified Legal Nurse Consultant attorneys expect you to be and watch how they treat you with the utmost respect and regard.
Success means different things to different Certified Legal Nurse Consultants and each consultant aspires to different levels of success. Whatever the meaning or aspiration for you personally, the CLNC® Pros can help you get on the fast track to legal nurse consulting success with these 8 secrets.
I recently mentored a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant who is subcontracting with one of the most successful CLNC® consultants in the industry. She shared that she is frustrated because she wants to grow her own business, not someone else’s.
Agility is one of the hallmark characteristics of any successful Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and one of the strengths I used to build a legal nurse consulting business that was bigger than me.
We all know the habits that help to make us successful, but what about the ones that can cause us to fail? The most successful CLNC consultants are adept at kicking these 10 habits which interfere with impactful legal nurse consulting results.