Subject: NNBA Nurse Entrepreneur News ~ Free Webinar ~ Developing Your Adaptability to Supercharge Your Success~ How to Stay Mindful and Safe

President's Corner
March 31, 2020
Dear Nurses,

The continued change and evolving nature of this pandemic is moving fast. The events of the past weeks and days remind us more of how connected we are, and the importance of our global community. Every day I am inspired by the professionalism and dedication exhibited by nurses all over the world who are under the most challenging circumstances. I pray we continue to see speedy interventions, and innovations and that the end result of this crisis is one of a focus on prevention and wellness!

We are working to ensure that we do everything in our power during this rapidly changing situation to keep you informed, and make the most prudent choices in the interest and wellbeing of every member of the NNBA community. We have placed the following statement on our website’s conference page:

The continued change and evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has led the National Nurses in Business Association to postpone launching registration for our annual educational conference scheduled for this September. Currently, Las Vegas Casinos and Resorts are closed for business, and we do not know when they will reopen. In the coming weeks, we will closely monitor the situation and will keep you updated as more information emerges.

The NNBA is a community of nurse entrepreneurs and business owners. Our businesses are an extended community of patients, customers, employees, vendors and partners. So many NNBA members are providing valuable services, programs and information in the form of podcasts, articles, patient-care, telehealth, webinars, education, caregiving, and more. NNBA members are using their platforms for delivering services. To help nurse business owners at a time when all businesses are being impacted, we are planning a free webinar: Nurses in Business: Adapting and Adjusting During Covd-19 and will be discussing success strategies for your business. We will send out emails  and posts on our social media channels the date and time of this free webinar (we are looking at April 6th). Forward your questions by replying to this newsletter, and we will address as many as possible.

If your Plan A hits the rumble strips, how do you turn happily to Plan B? Develop Your Adaptability to Supercharge Your Success is our first article of interest below. As nurses we know much about the medical aspects of this virus, however, this is an excellent article on How to Stay Mindful and Safe Amid the Corona Outbreak that you may want to share. And we are going to wrap up this issue with 87 Inspirational Quotes for Work. Many of my favorites and I bet yours, show up in this collection.

The NNBA provides business education, emerging trends, opportunities, and a networking arena. We are Nurse Entrepreneurs, Business Leaders, and Mentors; an organization of Nurses Helping Nurses Succeed in Business. Stay tuned for conference registration information, and don’t miss any announcements by fol
lowing NNBA’s Facebook page.
UNconventionally yours,

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Articles of Interest
Develop Your Adaptability to Supercharge Your Success

Addicted to Success
How to Stay Mindful and Safe Amid the Corona Outbreak

Tiny Buddha
87 Inspirational Quotes for Work (Motivation to Work Hard and Smart)

Positivity Blog
Some of my friends are professional athletes who have made millions of dollars in their sport. But let’s face it, most people are not going to make it to the pros. The competition is too fierce and talented, and the odds for most athletes are too long, no matter how hard you work at it.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. If you have a dream, chase it. If you have an ambition, pursue it. If you have a goal, grasp it. But also understand that sometimes life requires a Plan B. That’s when you need to be flexible and adapt your plans based on the circumstances life throws at you.

Your Plan A might be to make it to the pros. That’s a lofty target and shows how optimistic and confident you are. Good! But having a Plan B doesn’t mean you’re pessimistic. It doesn’t mean you’re not committed to Plan A. You’re not allowing failure to be an option. Plan B should make you feel great too. It can also be lofty and ambitious. It’s smart to have a Plan B; it’s not a sign of weakness.

How adaptable are you? If your Plan A hits the rumble strips, do you turn happily to Plan B, knowing that sometimes life is a bumpy ride, or do you crumble, thinking that since your Plan A failed, you must be a failure? Flexibility will allow you to find new ways to succeed, even when your initial plans go awry. 
The coronavirus is no longer isolated to just China. It’s here, affecting over ninety countries, and it continues to spread worldwide with new cases popping up daily. It’s all over the news and there is an inescapable sense of anxiety, stress, and uncertainty.

Just within the last week, there were over fifty confirmed cases in the Bay Area, where I live. Am I scared? Yeah, especially for my elderly parents who are already immune-compromised. Anxiety thrives on uncertainty. And these are some very uncertain times.

But then I am reminded to be mindful, not swept away by the constant news stories, office chatter, and Facebook stories bombarding my external environment. Being mindful doesn’t mean ignoring or avoiding the situation at hand. It means being present, aware, and discerning with all that is going on with the spread of the coronavirus.

Here are some things that help me stay grounded and mindful:

1. Be prepared for the things that you can control.

We don’t have control over what happens in life, but we do have control over how we choose to respond. So how can you choose to respond to this outbreak? 
We are once again at the start of a workweek.

So I thought this would be a good time to share 87 of the most inspirational work quotes.

Quotes that will motivate you, help you to focus and work smarter and also reduce the stress and pressure you may feel at work (or in school).
These quotes have helped me many times to re-ignite my own motivation on a rough or bad day and to find a calmer and less stressed focus so I could keep working consistently towards my own goals and dreams.
I hope they will help you to do the same.

Motivational Quotes for Work
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus. “
Alexander Graham Bell

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”
Thomas Jefferson

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
Paulo Coelho

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
Thomas Edison
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