My husband and I often talk about how to embody persistence. He gets easily overwhelmed by a big task. I talk to him about the need to break down big tasks into little pieces. This is something we do well as nurses. We get a clinical assignment at our jobs and break it down into pieces by multitasking. Somehow all of the treatments, medications and daily care get done.
Embody Persistence in Your LNC Business
Practice makes perfect. We’ve heard that mantra since we were kids. But more specifically, embody persistence. That is the key to master anything. You can practice something once every two months and not get very good at whatever you are doing. On the other hand, persistence will almost always deliver results.
Legal nurse consultants need to embody persistence in several aspects of their business:
- Unless you have a steady flow of repeat business, you need to keep your focus on marketing. Steadily reaching out to new prospects, participating in networking events, and sharing your expertise bring results.
- Accomplishing a medical record review takes persistence. You need to assemble the material, organize it, read it, synthesize it, analyze it and document your findings. All of this takes focusing, turning off distractions, and being persistent.
- With all the daily distractions, from phone calls, to email, to requests from friends and family, it can be a difficult proposition to keep focused on persistence. Putting aside those distractions will free you to become better and to get more done.
- Embody persistence in your billing practices. Promptly send out invoices, follow up on overdue invoices, and apply interest as needed.
It’s important to balance being persistent with not being too pushy. It’s one thing to want something and do whatever it takes to get it. However, if you are encroaching on others’ personal space or even their rights, you may have to take a different approach or back off and find another way.
This doesn’t mean backing away from something you desire. If you have just as much right as anyone else to pursue a successful LNC business and if using persistence is the key to getting it, then you should go for it.
If you ever saw the series Columbo in the 1970’s, Peter Falk played a detective who tended to be persistent with his inquiries. This paid off for him as he was always able to catch the perpetrator. Of course, this is a fictional story, but the concept carries easily into real life.
Successful LNCs believe that if you really want something, you will do whatever it takes to make it happen. Usually, this will happen from being persistent.
Sometimes there can be something limiting that holds you back from doing what is necessary. Try to determine what is blocking you. If you try to accomplish something and fail, only to try it again later. You just weren’t ready for it during the first attempts.
LNCs can also persist with bad habits or unwanted behaviors. In this case, it’s best not to embody persistence and try to deemphasize the negative behavior or traits. One great way to do this is to replace these negative aspects with positive ones. The effort is the same. But the results will be well worth the switch.