When it’s your first time, everything is exciting. Sure you’re nervous, but that’s a good thing, like the way you feel waiting in line for a roller coaster. Your knees are knocking and you’re thinking “I don’t know if I really want to do this.” Then you go on the ride and squeal, “Wheee! That was fun! Let’s do it again.”
We had a shortened rodeo in Houston this year due to the coronavirus, but boy do these cowboys (and cowgirls) know how to ride. If you ever watch a real cowboy, other than how to look good in tight, boot-cut jeans, he’ll teach you a priceless lesson on how to ride your legal nurse consulting business.
Thoughts for Success: The Passionate Path for Your Legal Nurse Consulting Business Isn’t as Quick and Easy as the High of Valentine’s Day
If you’re like me you love the high of Valentine’s Day and the passion it inspires. But, how would you rate your passion about your career? What kind of flowers would you send to your legal nurse consulting business? Or send to your RN job at the hospital if you’re not yet a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant? Would you send roses, lilies or a tumbleweed?
After 38 years in business you would think that I can take it easy and let everyone else do the work. But if I’ve learned anything over these 38 years it’s that the rules of success only work if you do too. That’s why I always thought of myself as a working CEO.
I hope you’re enjoying this holiday season. The holidays always reconnect me to the appreciation of all the significant friends, family and professional colleagues I have in my life and how each has contributed in their own unique way to building me and my success.
Thoughts for Success: When You Feel Like You’re Swimming Upstream You Just Have to Turn and Go with the Flow
Yesterday was not a good day. It seemed as though every task I started was taking twice as long as it should and nothing was getting completed. I felt like I was swimming upstream against a strong current much like a salmon in spawning season. I like to start and end my day with a clean desk, a stack full of completed projects and reports from my staff that reflect the same.
Thoughts for Success: “Look at Me and My Awesomeness” Is More of a Strategy for Instagram than for Your Success
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