Before leaving your career as a nurse

By on Sep 4, 2019 in Conference, NNBA

Before leaving your career as a nurse… Years ago when I placed my home in Newport Beach, California on the market, I hired a designer that was known for his ability to stage homes prior to their sale. Ben was very professional in taking his time walking around my house. He took notes in every room, and asked when I could be gone for an entire day. So I picked a day...

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Optimism for 2019

By on Dec 30, 2018 in Leadership, NNBA

[What possibilities will 2019 bring to you? As I reflect on 2018 and plan what I’d like to accomplish next year, I am very cognizant of the opportunities that may arrive that are unplanned. For example, when writing the post below from 2014, I did not have an inkling of becoming the president of the NNBA. I just knew I wanted to serve the nursing community by...

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NNBA Nurse Entrepreneur News – 10/21/2018

By on Oct 21, 2018 in NNBA

Nurses from all over the country met in Las Vegas, Nevada this past weekend for the #NNBA2018 Nurse Entrepreneurship & Career Alternatives Conference. Three hundred nurses strong touted our signature event “as the best ever!” LeAnn Thieman kicked things off with her awe-inspiring and motivational story of how she went from being a nurse to a writer and speaker....

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The Legacy of the Red Poppy: the Poet, Mailman and Volunteer

By on May 29, 2017 in NNBA

        In what was just to be thought a description of the scene before them, came to be a remembrance that many take part in each Memorial Day. The day before, Dr John McCrae had seen a close friend die on the battlefront of WWI. Glancing at the bombed and gnarled soil where many of the war dead had been buried; there grew the red poppies. He...

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How to Check Important Things off Your Bucket List!

By on Feb 27, 2017 in Networking, NNBA

The first book of Brian Tracy’s that I ever read was Maximum Achievement in 1994. I was working in the corporate world at the time, traveling extensively and having more staff, clients, and business come my way. I’m. a. nurse…business was not my knowledge base but what I loved about reading and listening to Brian was that he made it clear that if I applied myself, I...

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What to do when clothes no longer fit…

By on Nov 25, 2016 in Career Change, NNBA, Nurse Entrepreneurs

I have a friend that made more than one of us laugh at her Facebook post, That awkward moment when you realize that fat pants are too tight. It made me think about things fitting and then not fitting. Our careers like our clothes, work well for a period of time and then the wear and tear of our jobs becomes uncomfortable. As soon as we have used up the all the seam...

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