Subject: Two Exciting Offers for Nurse Entrepreneurs ~ Special Members Spotlight ~ NNBA Newsletter

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Presidents Corner                        March 15, 2016

In this issue, we have two very special offers for all the nurse subscribers to NNBA’s Newsletter. The first comes from NNBA member and Nurse Attorney, Lorie Brown. If you are interested in a higher salary, flexible hours, a fulfilling career in a high growth area then becoming a Legal Nurse Consultant may be right for you. Lorie is generously offering a FREE 30 minute coaching call for you to find out. If interested call Lorie at (317) 465-1065 or email her at
We all know the impact stress can have in our lives. What we're less clear about is how to measure that impact and what to do about it. In a complimentary assessment, provided at no charge to you by one our NNBA's Advisory Board Members you'll be able to see and evaluate through your confidential responses both the positive and negative ways stress impacts you, across 7 practical application dimensions. To see for yourself how stress impacts you, you'll only need 15-20 minutes of undistracted time to submit your responses. You'll receive your assessments results immediately. Only you and Jay Steven Levin will see your answers. Learn more about Jay in the members spotlight below, just click this link:
As work continues on finalizing the agenda for NNBA’s Annual Nurse Entrepreneurship Conference, I find myself really looking forward to releasing the information and announcing registration! Nurses comments range from "this conference is life changing" to "I am filled with new ideas to start implementing as soon as I get back home!" Plan to check it out for yourselves this October 14 - 16th in Las Vegas! 
Here is a tip for you authors, the numbers 7 – 4 – 5 are in the titles of the articles below so when you think of the title for your upcoming book, article or blog post; try the numbers formula. The 7 Tips to Build a Business While Working a Day Job article below espouses my belief, especially for nurses. I am a fan of maximizing income streams and opportunities. When you are ready to step into the business world, think about a redesign to your current role instead of eliminating it. Smaller steps placed together can result in a big leap! 
Unconventionally yours,

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Articles of Interest
7 Tips to Build a Business While Working a Day Job
Entrepreneur Magazine
4 Strategies To Help You Finally Finish That Thing You Started
Fast Company
5 Daily Habits of Highly Successful People
Success Magazine
Many people dream of leaving their nine-to-five jobs to start their own businesses. Many successful entrepreneurs had to keep their day jobs until they reached a point in their businesses when it was feasible to quit. This transition time can be stressful and difficult, especially when you don’t enjoy your job, but it doesn’t have to be.

While ambition is important, it is not always enough to move you forward. Maintaining your motivation and drive during your transition from employee to entrepreneur is crucial. It’s easy to veer off course and get discouraged during this transitional phase. Here are some actions you can start taking immediately while you’re still at your day job that will keep you on track and moving forward.

Everyone who's ever started something knows what it's like to never finish something. Many of us are pretty good at completing most of our tasks and undertakings, but few of us finish all of them all the time. In an assessment my team and I recently conducted about what it takes to succeed, 70% of people said that in the past year, they’ve left a number of projects unfinished.

If you’re like most people, and your list of incompletes is getting longer every day, these four tips can help you finally turn that trend around.

1. Stop Overcommitting
Be careful what you start. Overcommitting is a common problem, especially for ambitious people and leaders. 

We all know that habits can either help or hurt your success in life. Bad habits can fester and grow into a lifestyle that takes you away from the things you want to do—and good habits can help you create a life that’s full of action and accomplishment. 

If you were to look at someone you respect, someone who’s successful, you would see that they spend each day doing the things that help them accomplish their biggest goals. This isn’t to say they’re perfect - because no one is - but despite the things that are not perfect in their lives, they continue to make moves that have a positive impact. And it starts with their daily habits.

Now, while we can all study successful habits, it’s meaningless if we don’t...
NNBA Members Spotlight
The Members Spotlight in the previous issue and this issue highlights the NNBA’s Business Advisory Board. The NNBA is fortunate to have these nurse leaders and experts serving and advancing our nurse membership. Each brings with them invaluable resources contributing to the NNBA being “The Voice of Nurse Entrepreneurship”.
Renee Thompson, DNP, MSN, CMSRN 
Dr. Renee Thompson is the CEO and President of RTConnections, LLC. She has been repeatedly published, interviewed, and awarded for her work to educate, connect, and inspire current and future nurses. Renee is the author of several books, including “Do No Harm” Applies to Nurses Too!, and Celebrating Nursing: Human by Birth – Hero by Choice.

In demand as a consultant and keynote speaker, Renee helps healthcare organizations eliminate workplace bullying, develop effective communication among teams, improve clinical competence through certification, and build positive and healthy workplaces. She speaks internationally to healthcare organizations and academic institutions, teaching and motivating her audiences at conferences, training events, and seminars.

Renee has a Masters degree in Nursing Education and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Pittsburgh. To stay connected with nurses, Renee continues to practice as a bedside nurse. To learn more about Renee, visit

Michelle Podlesni, RN, CEO
Michelle is a USN Veteran, RN of over 30 years, and former corporate executive whose clinical and entrepreneurial background led to a career in healthcare information technology, medical cost-containment and software development. Michelle brought her service orientation, enthusiasm and diverse expertise to the corporate environment in roles from product development to C-level executive management positions. With a proven track record, Michelle has directly managed the strategic, sales, operational and technical areas of start-up and emerging multi-million dollar companies serving Fortune 500 clients.

Michelle has been coaching managers, executives and nurses for the past 20 years and knows the ability to smartly strategize career advancement success is crucial for any individual. Real-world experience from the bedside to the boardroom and beyond, Michelle’s true passion for mentoring and helping others succeed in busines
s has made her a sought after business coach, speaker, and business advisor. Michelle is the author of the Amazon #1 best-selling book Unconventional Nurse: Going From Burnout to Bliss!® As President of the National Nurses in Business Association , Michelle speaks nationally on Nurse Entrepreneurship. To learn more about Michelle, visit
Jay Steven Levin, CPBA, CPEQA, COO
For over 40 years, Jay has helped high achievers achieve more by leveraging organizational, behavior, perceptual, energetic and emotional intelligence to create better business and personal outcomes. From a forest monastery to corporate boardrooms, Jay had worked world wide to accelerate measurable personal, executive and organizational performance improvement, mindfulness and success. As a results driven Executive and EQ Coach, Jay has personally coached over 10,000 professionals. As President and COO, Jay has worked with some of the most powerful media, consumer, technology and logistics brand on the planet. To learn more about Jay, visit his website;
Lou Podlesni, CTO, Bloom Service Group, Inc.
As the CTO of Bloom Service Group, Inc., Lou’s expertise is providing infrastructure and software solutions for the variety of businesses within the corporation’s umbrella of service companies.

Lou Podlesni has more than 35 years of experience in management, education and programming, with a leading providers of information and workflow solutions to the property and casualty claims industry. Lou’s efforts were focused on healthcare cost containment software and support services, ensuring that the clients’ software met national regulatory compliance and multiple insurance coverage types. Lou’s expertise in situation analysis and continual process improvements created maximized efficiencies and customer loyalty. In addition, for several years Lou co-owned, operated and sold a well-established and profitable senior care company focused on allowing seniors the ability to remain their homes.

Lou is highly regarded as a manager who creates working environments where his staffs are highly motivated and superior contributors, and he is proud to have mentored and guided many of his colleagues to progress their careers to achieving executive leadership roles.
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