Congratulations to Shari Diorio, RN, BSN, CLNC who received her first cases at the CLNC® 6-Day Certification Seminar in Las Vegas. Watch Shari tell her story of how she received cases from two different attorneys, the first literally just before the CLNC® Certification Exam started and the second just after, while she was at the reception!
“The impossible: what nobody can do until somebody does it.” Anonymous
Most of us like to believe that our day is driven by our to-do lists. We all have one and I’ll admit I have several, some much more ambitious than others (world domination, check!). But if we look closely, we often have to confront the fact that what keeps us from achieving those items on our to-do lists isn’t the complexity of the projects; it’s that we spend more time on what should be our “to-don’t” list or our “not-to-do” list. I call that majoring in minor things.
In mentoring Certified Legal Nurse Consultants I’ve learned to judge someone’s resistance to an idea by the amount of time they’ll spend talking about it before implementing it. The talking is reflective of the resistance. I’ll hear why it won’t work, why it’s so difficult or why someone else should be doing it. Depending upon how far-reaching the idea is, we’ll sometimes spend more time talking about something than just doing it.
I’ve already given you a Tech Tip on how to use tabbed browsing to enhance your legal nurse consulting research. I’ve also Tech Tipped on how to recover your work in your web browser in the event that you accidentally close it out. Today’s tip works in Firefox, Chrome and wonder of wonders, in Internet Explorer 8. If you accidentally close a tab, before you shout Holy Tech Tip Tom! Simply hold down your Control button, your Shift button and hit the T (for Tom) key. Each time you give your computer the T salute it’ll open up the last tab you closed in your web browser. If you’re a Safari user, you can only re-open the last tab you closed, but at least it’s a simpler salute z (for Ziemba).
Ownership is a funny thing. We all like to own things: a house, a car, an iPad2®, a legal nurse consulting business or simply a garden. Then we learn that there’s some responsibility that comes with that ownership. Stand up and look out the window. You probably don’t have to look far down your street to notice that some people are better homeowners than others.
I am an independent Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, but for one attorney-client, I work in-house one day a week. I no longer want to work in-house, as I prefer to focus on the attorney-clients that hire me as an independent consulting expert. I am very successful and do not need this job but I don’t know how to tell the attorney without burning a bridge or damaging what’s been a great relationship. What should I do?
It’s a new year and I am reminded of a line from Sex and the City: “You don’t want to peak in high school.” Life and career are so much more interesting and satisfying when you constantly strive for your next peak. While most of your friends, family and coworkers have moved far past high school, you probably know someone who is still living, or constantly reliving, a “glory day” of scoring a winning point in a sports event, nailing a promotion or getting the biggest law firm in the city as a client for her CLNC® business.
You know that thing you have always wanted to do? I confess I am often perplexed by a person who can never for the life of them achieve a goal they’ve set for themselves. They set the goal, they want the benefits of achieving that goal and then that’s the end of it.