Subject: NNBA News ~ Improve Mental Endurance ~ NINR Small Business Grants ~ 8 Habits for better Tomorrows ~ Early Bird Savings Ends in 2 Days!

President's Corner
August 1, 2020
Dear Nurses,

Move forward with confidence in this age of digital connectedness and virtual learning! The National Nurses in Business Association is so excited about our #NNBA2020 Nurse Entrepreneurship Annual Educational Conference!

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do business. In person meetings have been disrupted, and as nurse business owners, we know the importance of adapting. By pivoting to a virtual format, we offer you the best program available for nurse entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs. Plus, you will have access for 3 weeks!

Our keynote presentations by nurse superstars, Dr. Renee Thompson, and Dr. Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio are motivational, inspirational, and instructional. You do not want to miss Renee’s “From Risk to Reality: Navigating the Entrepreneurial Journey” and Laura’s “Grow Your Greatness: Nurse Entrepreneurs on Fire!

14 sessions and 5 amazing in-depth pre-conference workshops will give how-to information and take-a-ways. The main conferences offers 15 contact hours, and each pre-conference offers 3 contact hours.

You will discover how nurses are:
  • starting healthcare businesses
  • becoming educators, consultants, and advisors
  • developing additional streams of income
  • authors, speakers, and social media influencers
  • becoming encore entrepreneurs and more!

In our articles of interest below:

If you’re not multi-tasking, do you feel you are not getting anything done? The One thing You Need To Do To Learn More About Anything offers great tips to focusing, building your mental endurance, and getting things done.

Kristopher Bough, PhD is NNBA’s Featured Expert offering valuable information and resources on The Small Business Program at the National Institute of Nursing Research. NINR supports businesses that are developing technologies to reach diverse and under-served populations and promote health, prevent illness, and improve health-related quality of life across the lifespan.

8 Powerful Evening Habits That Will Prepare You For a Better Tomorrow reinforces that maintaining healthy habits is a good idea at any time of day, but certain ones can give you more bang for your buck when you do them before you go to bed.

Only 2 days remain for the early bird savings. Pricing goes up August 1st! The National Nurses in Business Association is celebrating 35 years in business! That means 35 years of sharing information on business opportunities, best practices, business planning tools, and strategies. Nurses receive business insider knowledge, and hundreds of ideas to discover, reflect, and connect over current and emerging nurse-owned businesses.

We are looking forward to spending time with you in September.

UNconventionally yours,

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Articles of Interest
The One thing You Need To Do To Learn More About Anything

The Small Business Program at the National Institute of Nursing Research

8 Powerful Evening Habits That Will Prepare You For a Better Tomorrow

Success and being a lifelong learner are pretty much joined at the hip--without learning, it's almost impossible to adapt to the new demands of the market or world. But if you're already eating and sleeping right, writing notes longhand, taking time to ponder what you just read and all the other tricks we've figured out for learning and memory, how can you crunch even more information into your brain?

It turns out, one of the best ways to improve learning is to stop flitting about topics. Land on just one you have an interest in or need to know, and then just stay there a while (we're talking months here). According to neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley, author of The Distracted Mind, your ability to perceive information, recall it and make choices with it all depends on the brain filtering what's relevant and what's not. The more non-relevant data you send your brain, the more interference there is, and the harder it is to retain what's really important.

To use an analogy, it's a little like a game of baseball or tennis. If there's just one ball coming at you, you can focus on it, make some quick subconscious calculations and smack the crap out of it with your bat or racket.
Turning Your Healthcare Technology Idea Into A Business Can Be Difficult Where can you find seed funding to get your concept off the ground? What steps do you need to take to register your start-up? How do you advance product development and grow your business? What are key steps you need to tackle to commercialize your product and advance it into the marketplace? If you are uncertain where to find support for the development of your healthcare product and business, the small business program at the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) can help.

How NINR Can Help
The NINR is one of 27 Institutes and Centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Each year, NINR’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs invest over $5 million into health and life science companies that are creating innovative technologies that align with the mission of NINR to improve healthcare and promote wellness.

The SBIR/STTR small business program allows US-owned and operated small businesses to engage in federal research and development that has a strong potential for commercialization.
I am a big fan of routines, systems, and principles.

There’s something about order and structure that make everything better.

It’s comforting, and calming knowing how your day will begin and end.

When your day is structured to get your best work done, you begin every workday with a sense of clarity, purpose, and satisfaction.

Darren Hardy, editor-in-chief of Success Magazine and author of The Compound Effect argues that a person’s morning and evening routines are the “bookends” of a successful life.

When you build better morning and evening routines, you prepare your brain to be better equipped to face the varying challenges each day brings.

If you swear by morning routines, you could get even more out of your day by creating an evening routine.

Building routines aren’t easy. It takes self-discipline, and practice to make it work. But the good news is that once you’ve practised a routine for a good number of days it gets harder not to do them.
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