Role Models, Coaches and Mentors

Role Models, Coaches and Mentors + Your Work = Success “Today’s stumbling blocks are tomorrow’s stepping stones”  – Mary Sutherland I wrote about Role Models, Mentors and Coaches in my book Unconventional Nurse® because I wanted to share how important a role they each played in my ability to achieve success. If you are serious…

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The Not So Glamorous Part of Business

“The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.” – Thomas A. Edison Can you think of a time when you were just about to throw in the towel but somehow kept going and then your hard work was rewarded? I’m sure you can think of many…

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National Institute of Nursing

NNBA Featured Expert

Why Following Your Passion is Bad Advice and What You Should do Instead! NNBA Featured Expert – Cynthia Howard RN, CNC, PhD “Do what you love and the money will follow,” was the advice I received at a well-known motivational seminar many years ago when I was setting up my first consulting business. I had heard…

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Matter of Perspective

Matter of Perspective “It is always too soon to quit and it is never too late to start” – Adrian Rogers Here’s a universal truth to help nurses that are new to starting a business and a truth, that nurses in business for several years already know; success is not linear. Much like the picture…

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Las Vegas Conference

Choices, Chances, Changes…       On the way to Las Vegas Chapter 7 in my book is titled “Leaving the Comfort Zone”. I devoted a chapter to stress how important it is when making changes and dealing with changes that we just learn to become comfortable with being uncomfortable. It is human nature to…

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National Nurses Week

The Nurse Effect… In Celebration of National Nurses Week Today is the first day of National Nurses Week and I want to ask you to do something important. Take a moment and reflect on a few first memories…The first day you decided to become a nurse. The first day of your nursing education. The first…

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Dream Big-Start Small and Celebrate!

National Nurses in Business Association Agrees With SBA to Dream Big-Start Small and Celebrate! I love that National Nurses Week and National Small Business Week share celebration days in May. The NNBA, the #1 Nurse Business Owner Network, celebrates Nurses and Nurse Entrepreneurs every day! “Dream Big” is a wonderful encouragement that is supported by…

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NNBA Evolution Update

Has it really been a year since taking over the helm of the National Nurses in Business Association? It has gone by so fast that much of it has been a blur. Here are my biggest take-a-ways of this past year: Launch, the timing of the launch of a brand new website for the NNBA…

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NNBA Book Review – Lorie Brown

NNBA Book Review [I was happy to provide a book review for NNBA member, Lorie Brown, RN, MN, JD. I was also excited to see several of the contributing co-authors are NNBA members. I highly recommend purchasing Lorie’s book and enjoying it as I did. Thank you Lorie for putting together such a wonderful read.]…

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Christmas Unplugged

Christmas Unplugged I decided to go dark this Christmas Eve and Christmas, in that I did not look at my computer and did not carry my phone around with me. Yes, for two days I didn’t read or respond to emails on my laptop or phone and did not look at Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.…

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Networking Magic

Networking Magic… “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie You know that anxious feeling when you walk into a room full of strangers and you know you’re supposed to be…

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