I have the best job on the planet. I help make registered nurses (the heroes of healthcare) happy. While 84% of RNs say they do not consistently get respect and appreciation at their RN hospital jobs, Certified Legal Nurse Consultants are unanimous that respect is just one of the many benefits they enjoy consulting with attorneys.
We all want more out of life. More fun, more love, more legal nurse consulting success – more of anything that we don’t have. Mine is too frequently wanting “more hours in the day.” We can blame circumstances – not enough time, not enough money, not enough of… well, just not enough. But we find enough time to watch Game of Thrones, enough money to take a daily trip to Starbucks® and enough energy to vent about someone who has no impact on our life.
My twin brother Vincent can regale you with stories of what a fraidy cat I was when I was a child. I was afraid of everything – escalators, heights, flying New Orleans cockroaches the size of dinner plates. Fear comes in more guises than just fear of giant bugs – fear of failure, fear of looking ridiculous and even more chilling, fear of success.
Have you ever noticed that the more self-absorbed a person is, the unhappier they seem to be? I am blessed to have a great role model in Blanche, an 82-year-old friend, who is like my second mom. I call her the “Neighborhood Samaritan.” Since I was 15 years old I’ve witnessed how she loses herself in the service of others. Whether it’s her church, her friends or the neighborhood kids who visit every day, she always gives her full attention and passion to others in a selfless way. She tires me out just hearing about all of the good deeds she does for everyone on a daily basis. LOL!
Vickie’s Favorite Quotes: Every Certified Legal Nurse Consultant Needs Deadlines – Just Ask Walt Disney
Successful Certified Legal Nurse Consultants know it’s as much, if not more, their responsibility to set deadlines with attorney-clients as it is the attorney’s. They also know never to agree to a deadline they can’t meet. But what about the deadlines you set for yourself to ensure you never drop the ball on a medical-related case? As Walt Disney said, “Everyone needs deadlines.” And not one of us is an exception.
Caring is a beautiful quality, but as T.S. Eliot said it is equally important to know when not to care. One thing Certified Legal Nurse Consultants can’t afford to care about is the attorney who says “no” to you. Caring about the attorney who says “no” creates a fear mindset. Nothing good can come from fear when marketing your CLNC business. Care instead about sharing your expertise with attorneys and fear will lose its power over you.
One of Vickie Milazzo Institute’s directors says Escher’s quote defines our company. I fully agree. Attempting the absurd in your legal nurse consulting business doesn’t just help you achieve big – it also satisfies your cravings for creative expression. Creative expression is the endurance strategy for joyfully waking up to your CLNC® business day-after-day, year-after-year.
What is your next absurd attempt as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant?
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When what we believe and what we do are not congruent, something has to give. And as Freya Stark suggests, that something is our own happiness.
Check in today and ask yourself “Did my actions reflect what I believe?” If you answer “yes,” you are undoubtedly a very happy person. If your answer is “no,” honor the integrity of your beliefs with more congruent action and your happiness will soar.
I’m Just Sayin’
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Banish fear and you will endow the world with attributes of love, peace and abundance.
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I just got back from tracking gorillas in Rwanda – a country I never thought I’d visit and an experience I never thought I’d have. My twin brother, Vince jokes that he loves animals more than he loves people. After experiencing gorillas in the wild, I know why. LOL! When a gorilla looks at you the experience is spiritual. It’s like they are looking into your soul and affirming all the mysteries of life.
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