RNs at Vickie Milazzo Institute’s CLNC® Certification Seminar sometimes confuse my passion and enthusiasm as “Vickie’s had an easy life and growing her legal nurse consulting business was easy.” They think “After all, if she’d had a hard road she wouldn’t be so chipper and have so much energy.” Trust me, my life hasn’t been easy and in no way do I believe that being passionate about your CLNC business will make your life any easier than it already is.
Passion doesn’t offer any guarantees of easy victory, easy money or easy love. Yet it’s not surprising that the passionate are almost always rewarded with more of everything life, business and love have to offer.
Passion won’t always make your life easier. But it will make your life richer. Be more passionate today!
Successful Certified Legal Nurse Consultants can work 24/7, but why would you want to? You launched and grew your CLNC® business to have more, not less, life! You have to take time for living, or you’ll never find it.
How do you take time for living as a CLNC consultant?
I’m Italian, so passion is wired into my DNA. I’m passionate about everything I do. When passion is a way of life it gets you through the boring tasks and projects, making it easier to not give into the tedium. Yes, I’m often tempted to take a break to clean toilets or iron clothes instead of writing a report.
I don’t like everything I do in my legal nurse consulting business, but everything is so much easier when I passionately embrace it, whether I’m feeling passionate or not.
How often do you handle emergencies at your RN job as easily as making the bed? How often do you make split second decisions that are the difference between life and death for your patients? Promise #5 reminds us that if we can do all that, for sure we can do something as straightforward as talk to an attorney and analyze medical records.
I call Promise #3 the “buck-up” promise. Nurses constantly tell me “Vickie, I don’t have time to develop my legal nurse consulting business. My response is always the same, “Buck-up, cut the excuses and make the time.”
Promise #1 reminds us that we don’t have two-compartment lives – an RN life and a personal life. We only have one life. You can’t turn passion off at your RN job and go home and turn it on again – you just can’t.
Vickie Milazzo Institute is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants (NACLNC®) is the largest and oldest association of legal nurse consultants.
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*The opinions and statements made by Vickie Milazzo, the founder of Medical-Legal Consulting Institute, Inc. are based on her experiences and expertise, should not be applied beyond the specific context provided, and do not guaranty or project actual results. Vickie Milazzo is no longer involved in the operations or management of the business, but is involved as an independent education consultant.