Successful legal nurse consultants are unemployable. What does that mean? My husband, who has been self-employed since 1980 and I often comment that we could not get jobs now if we wanted to. We think like entrepreneurs.
You are unemployable if you think like this:
Attributes of Successful Legal Nurse Consultants
Do you think like this?
- “I shouldn’t have to wait for approval of anyone to make a change in my business. I can make it today and have it in place immediately.”
- “Bureaucracy drives me nuts.”
- “I could tell her how she could run her businesses more effectively and effectively.”
- “I can’t stand to sit in boring, pointless meetings. Look at all the work I could be getting done.”
- “I value myself too much to lower my standards and do something dishonest.”
- “Political games are useless.”
Why is it Better to Work For Yourself Than Someone Else?
1. You will always make a higher income in a successful business than you will if you are an employee – unless you are working in a very unusual situation as an LNC. When you are an employee you are dependent on someone else’s concept of your worth – who will pay you accordingly.
2. As an employee, you will not have freedom to take risks that affect their company. You will need to ask permission to do what you think is best for the company.
3. You will always be bound by someone else’s rules if you are an employee. Rules have a purpose- to prevent confusion and give structure. In your own business you make your own rules.
4. As an entrepreneur, you will work harder to ensure your own success than you will someone else’s success. I remember a conversation I overheard when I had a policy that unused sick days disappeared at the end of the year. One of my employees told another one, “You might as well call in sick. You are entitled to the day and you lose it if you don’t use it.”
What a change the following year, when the policy allowed employees to accumulate sick days! Suddenly they were much healthier and not using sick days unless they were really sick.
Successful legal nurse consultants have the entrepreneurial spirit that sets us apart. Only 5% of the world are entrepreneurs. You are special.
What traits do you see in yourself that make you an entrepreneur? Put a comment below.
Pat Iyer MSN RN LNCC has been self-employed since 1987. She loves business.