Subject: #NNBA 2020 Business Developments ~ Master Productivity Goals ~ Coaching and Writing Opportunities

President's Corner
November 1, 2020
Dear Nurses,

The past two weeks have been filled with exciting developments from nurses in business! Several businesses have been launched since the conference: two in eldercare, two in legal nurse consulting, one
in education, and two nurses launched services and programs in health and wellness. Many more are in the planning stages, so 2021 will see nurses increasing the ranks of entrepreneurship. Many established business owners told me that the conference gave them incredible ideas for expanding their services. They are planning additional offerings after they learned of new markets that they were not aware of. Two nurses that have founded successful businesses for over ten years, are looking at exit strategies including the possible sale of their businesses. These potential financial opportunities results from their efforts and years of hard work. We also had a couple of members that applied for ANA’s Innovation Awards program from reading about it in our last newsletter. We say it over and over, it is an exciting time to be a nurse!

Articles - Opportunities - Tips
Looking for a coach? Many NNBA members are coaches in a variety of specialties. You can search the member’s directory by NNBA Coach Members. If you are interested in being listed in the directory, the coaching resource directory application is found in the member’s account area. Member Benefits can be reviewed here:

Interested in writing and being published in a peer reviewed journal? The AANLCP is looking for articles on a variety of topics. I have enjoyed working with the AANLCP in the past, and this is a link to all past issues: The guidelines for submission are listed. 

Caregiving touches us all. We are either providing care, benefiting from care, or know family members involved with caregiving. November is National Family Caregivers Month and The National Alliance for Caregiving has published in-depth information with their report Caregiving in the U.S. 2020. As the demand for caregiving rises with an aging population, there is so much opportunity for public and private sectors to work together to develop solutions to support family caregivers and those under their care.

All of us would like to get more things done, but how do we achieve this with so much information coming at us from everywhere? This article provides a solid understanding of getting work done, and great tips are provided in Master This to Meet All Your Productivity Goals.

I don’t know about you, but I know that 2020 has taught me many different things from what I originally thought in January! What 2020 Has Taught Me About Fear is a brief read with powerful content.

Don’t be afraid of moving forward, and do something today that your future self will thank you for!

Unconventionally yours,

© Michelle Podlesni 2020 All Rights Reserved. This newsletter may not be 
reproduced in any form, whole or in part without the author’s permission.
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Articles of Interest
Caregiving in the U.S. 2020

The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC)
Master This to Meet All Your Productivity Goals

Fast Company
What 2020 Has Taught Me About Fear

Success Magazine
The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP present Caregiving in the U.S. 2020!

This report is the most recent update to our trended research series, Caregiving in the U.S., conducted roughly every five years. The 2020 update reveals an increase in the number of family caregivers in the United States of 9.5 million from 2015 to 2020. Family caregivers now encompass more than one in five Americans. The study also reveals that family caregivers are in worse health compared to five years ago. As the demand for caregiving rises with an aging population, there is an opportunity for the public and private sectors to work together to develop solutions to support family caregivers and those under their care.
Body: Raise your hand if you no longer trust yourself to remember everything you need to do. Keep your hand up if you’re so entrenched in knee-jerk reaction mode that the moment a “quick little task” pops into your head, you drop whatever you’re doing and take care of it right away lest it slip through the cracks.

For the record, my own hand is very much raised. I’m so paranoid about forgetting the little things that I’ll interrupt a perfectly good deep-work state just to put granola on the grocery list. Or send a book to my daughter’s Kindle. Or some other inconsequential thing that was totally not worth ruining my flow for. (I’ve already done it three times today.)
I want to take you on an exercise. Close your eyes and think back to 2019. If you can; if not, just try envisioning January when life was less… chaotic. What types of things brought you joy? Really feel it. Are you smiling yet? I bet Charmin toilet paper didn’t make an appearance.

Now that we’re in 2019, what worried you? Think about your most outrageous fear—maybe a “what if” that felt so farfetched it made your children laugh. Wasn’t murder hornets, was it?

2020 has stretched the line between the actual and the unimaginable so thin it’s as if our planet somehow rolled down Alice’s rabbit hole. And before you try to change my mind, tell me that first Zoom call with your parents didn’t feel eerily reminiscent of the Mad Hatter’s tea party.
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