When I take the stage, whether it’s for 1,200 Certified Legal Nurse Consultants at a conference or to introduce a legend like Oprah (as I did at a past Consultant 2.0 reception for a workshop I was conducting with Stedman Graham), my secret to success is to focus on the audience, not on how I’m performing. I simply focus on being present, real and relevant to the CLNC® consultants I’m there for, and it works.
I’ve always thought of myself as a good teacher. I hope that having trained thousands of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants is proof that I’m good at what I do (Did I mention I’m modest too? LOL). To become a good teacher I had to first become a good student.
I have a friend I admire because she’s always had a lot of commitments outside of her executive position. Her day rarely ends at 5:00pm, somehow her outside commitments encompass everything from family to friends to volunteer work for her favorite causes.
I was recently advising a 32-year-old woman (NOT a legal nurse consultant) regarding a failure in her business venture. This woman who is usually vibrant and spunky had turned negative and pessimistic overnight
Registered nurses are a tough breed. Not surprising because we deal with tough workloads, tough working conditions and tough consequences if we don’t do our job right. What other professional can claim that a spit second decision can be the difference between life and death?
Growing up in New Orleans, we’d duck into a Bourbon Street “Takee-Outee” to satisfy a sudden attack of the hungries while haunting the French Quarter. Years later I shudder to think what we may have been eating but, at the time, that “some kind of meat” on a stick served its purpose.
My love story with nurses started decades ago and I’ve been inspiring nurses with my mantra “We Are Nurses and We Can Do Anything!®” ever since. It’s true, registered nurses can do anything – after all we save lives by making split second decisions that often mean the difference between life and death.
I finally caved this year and bought an Apple® Watch. It wasn’t that I coveted one and quite frankly I was sort of annoyed by my Fitbit® friends who walk around, count every step and then post on Facebook® about hitting 10,000 steps in a day. Try telling an RN that 10,000 steps is an achievement!
I mentor a lot of RNs interested in legal nurse consulting who fret about whether they practice in the right specialties or have enough nursing experience to be successful.
Growing up in New Orleans taught me that you can have a party anywhere and for just about any reason. Tom learned this firsthand at a funeral in New Orleans where even death is worthy of celebration.