Subject: Entrepreneur Resources ~ Meet “Secret Millionaire” Opportunity ~ NNBA News

View this email online if it doesn't display correctly
Presidents Corner                                                November 15, 2016

This time of year seems to fly by with so many events and Holidays on our calendars.  I want to make sure to let you know about a few outstanding opportunities in the near future. For those nurses that are interested in a career as a speaker, especially in the LA area, I have 4 free tickets to James Malinchak’s Speaker’s Training Bootcamp in Los Angeles for December 8-11. James has been featured on ABC’s Secret Millionaire and always provides an outstanding educational conference with additional star power. This is the 5th time I am attending because two of my very favorite authors will be there; Brian Tracy, Legendary Speaker, Author, Trainer & Coach, and Jack Canfield, Co-Creator #1 Best-Selling Book Series Chicken Soup for the Soul, Author of The Success Principles & Star of the Movie, "The Secret". Just so you know, the NNBA has no financial interest in making this recommendation. I know firsthand of the amazing information provided and have blogged about meeting Leeza Gibbons and Joe Theisman here: and  You can let me know if you are interested in receiving a free ticket by replying to this newsletter.

Dr. Renee Thompson’s Medical Surgical Symposium is in San Diego February 16 & 17th and is designed to equip nurses with the latest clinical knowledge and professional skills needed to effectively care for today’s complex medical surgical patients. Experts in medical surgical patient care and professional development will present informative, up-to-date content on the topics that impact today’s nurse. Listen to what attendee: Elisa Romero, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Manager at Scripps Hospital in San Diego, CA has to say here:
I highly recommend Donna Cardillo’s upcoming retreat, Empowered Nurse Enlightened Practice™. I have attended this marvelous event for the past two years. Whether your passion for nursing is fired up or has fizzled out, this event is for you! It has been created to empower, energize, and enlighten you for future success. And it is being offered in a setting that will provide an opportunity for relaxation, reassessment and planning, and recharging. Space is limited so register early! Learn more here:
Valuable Web Presence

The NNBA continually strives to increase value for our members and with the Thanksgiving Holiday around the corner, it is an ideal time to announce a new benefit of membership: NNBA Members Web Page: NNBA members can have their own web page to promote themselves and their business. For nurses that don’t have a website, a web presence is a must in today’s digital age. People have to be able to find you, learn about your business and the products and services you have to offer. Veteran business owners that have a website will benefit from backlinks to your site. This benefit alone is worth well more than double the cost of membership. Just fill out the Web Presence Application form and within 3-5 business days, your webpage will be up!

NNBA Member Spotlight and Articles Below

There are so many ways to deliver valuable information to the healthcare consumer marketplace. Using creativity and subject matter expertise, Cathy Brown’s “The Unkinked Lifestyle” provides training and teaching on stress management skills. Learn more about Cathy and her company below in the Spotlight!
Entrepreneurs need to be thrifty so it is good to learn ways to build businesses without money! You’ll find more info on that with the 5 Keys for Building a Business without Money. One of my favorite quotes from Florence Nightingale is “I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse” so Flo would love 8 Steps to Stop Excuses and Start Achieving. And last, we are all working on advancing our careers and this COO Shares His #1 Best Way to Advance. The NNBA agrees on the value of mentoring and networking! Speaking of networking, the pictures from #NNBA2016 in Las Vegas are out in the Gallery. You can right click on your picture and save it to your computer. Have fun!

Unconventionally yours,

About the NNBA
The National Nurses in Business Association, the forerunner of the nurse entrepreneurship movement, provides education, support, empowerment and opportunity for nurses in business since 1985. Thousands of nurses over the past 30 years have benefited from membership in the NNBA and launched successful businesses. The NNBA is the #1 Nurse Business Owner Network and serves as The Voice of Nurse Entrepreneurship. Learn about joining the NNBA by clicking here.

Articles of Interest
5 Keys for Building a Business without Money
Entrepreneur Magazine
8 Steps to Stop Making Excuses and Start Achieving
This COO Shares His No. 1 Best Way to Advance

“I want to start a business but I don’t have any money.” I hear this statement over and over again as I work with aspiring entrepreneurs. Many of them have sound ideas, but feel they need a lengthy business plan and a large amount of cash to get started. The reality is, most successful entrepreneurs end up bootstrapping their business. If you are passionate about what you are doing, there are always ways to get things done with limited resources. Here are five keys successful entrepreneurs use to build thriving companies.
Anyone can be an entrepreneur--if you have the ambition and drive, that is. So many people make excuses for not following their dreams. We've heard them all:

But I don't have money!

Nice try. After doing a million other odd jobs, John Paul DeJoria was sweeping up hair in a salon when he teamed up with a stylist. He borrowed and invested a mere $700 to found what is now Paul Mitchell. He is now one of the richest men in the world and has impeccable hair.
I noticed the conversations with one of my clients--Scott Moody, COO and CFO of the Bonten Media Group--often included discussions on his efforts to help his team with their professional development. He believes any business should invest in this process, and I interviewed him to share with others some of his most effective yet simplest practices.

When he told me how much support he gave his team, I could see where the loyalty and teamwork came from.
What makes a great developmental leader?
NNBA Members Spotlight
Cathy Brown, RN, CCM
Owner – The Unkinked Lifestyle, LLC.
Cathy Brown has been a registered nurse for over 35 years with experience in a variety of areas---hospital medical/surgical departments, a wound clinic, home health care, utilization review, supervision, training, and behavioral health.

Currently, Cathy is the owner of The Unkinked Lifestyle that teaches stress management skills focusing on practical applications of principles that helps people be at their best at home and at work. As a published author of several books and calendars, Cathy has found a way to merge the profession of nursing, hobbies and her love for nature crafting them all into the new facet of her career. Her Stress Management Workshops are created for the convenience of the busy professional and is a refreshing alternative to the conventional way seminar information is delivered.

Cathy believes that it is a never ending quest to keep our lives balanced and that by focusing on how to best deal with our stress we will be better able to enjoy life more fully. Cathy is a wife, mom and grandmother to 8 boys and 2 girls! Her hobbies are photography, writing and camping which you will see in a variety of the products on her website. To learn more about Cathy’s creative and supportive workshops go to:

Lighten Up...
Living Your Best Life...
Share all the information in this newsletter with other Nurses! Participate in delivering the message that nurses make great business owners, leaders and mentors! Click on the buttons below and thank you!

NNBA News – Volume 16 Number 11.5
Michelle Podlesni, RN - Editorial Director –
Lou Podlesni - Digital Editions Director –
Amy Morosoff - Contributing Editor –
Hilda Johnson - Advertising –
Bloom Service Group, LLC, P.O. Box 777951, Henderson, NV 89052, United States
You may unsubscribe or change your contact details at any time.