I’m back again to tell you that I’m never settled. Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do even though the day to day is not perfect. If you’re truly happy with your career whether employed in an organization, or self-employed, then this is amazing. You’re blessed and you should be proud. If you have this unsettling feeling that you’re just not doing what you should be in your day to day, well, I think this is a normal feeling. I believe this is certainly the case with entrepreneurs. It’s not that we’re unhappy (If you are, then you might need to re-evaluate), but we’re always looking for ways to improve, innovate, and keep things fresh. Hey, this can be the case even if you’re an employee, but no matter your situation, just embrace it, and do something about it. The Nerdy Nurse reached out to me via Twitter and apparently I inspired her to post something about nurses building their brands, and in turn, her post inspired me to just chat about that unsettled feeling that many of us feel. I think the video below will elaborate a little further.
@TheNerdyNurse@innovativenurse You don't have to be a nurse to appreciate what you both are doing. While perusing the internet not long ago, I discovered Brittany. She is a hoot! I enjoy following her and feel that we share very similar interest. Kevin, you are starting out great. Although, I am not a nurse, I am a healthcare techo-social-geek. I look forward to reading (and viewing) more in the future.
truly honored by your kind words.
My husband over heard this video and was like "wow, you really are famous on the internet"
He's so funny.
I really enjoy my little piece of internet real estate and connecting and sharing with you and others who are passionate about nursing, technology and healthcare.
Funny story about being an entrepenuer...
In the 2nd grade I sold my Halloween candy to my classmates and made $10.
I got in trouble for selling the candy and had to give the money back, but the kids already ate the candy.
When they called my parents into the office and asked them how I should be punsihed, they laughed.
"Why would we punish her for doing something smart? She's an entrepenuer!"
It always made me feel like being creative was perfectly acceptable. Plus, my dad made a point to call me an "aun-try-pie-neeeur" in the most comical way possible.
Content will come. It takes time and patients. You can't force it. If you do, it wouldn't be worth a flip. Let it flow from your brain to your fingers in your own good time. And remember, "if you blog it, they will come."
Love @thenerdynurse ! Great stuff! And I laughed out loud at your Bill Cosby sweater comment! Hilarious!
Great distinction, Kevin, about "not ever being settled." As a nurse working in the hospital system, I always experienced this and just figured I was 'restless.'
What I realized, after leaving the hospital, was that I was simply so hungry for knowledge, progress, innovation, creative solution-making, "looking at things from a different angle," contribution and collaboration with other forward-thinking nurses.
Now that I'm able to indulge in those desires, I'm more on fire and happier than I've ever been. And, I totally resonate with the desire to share this experience with other nurses! I want them to know this feeling. To feel 'unsettled' as you put it, but in a whole different way! To want to jump out of bed and rush to my desk in my pj's because I'm so excited about the 101 projects I've got going on... And, sure, will I work 14 hours today, the way I did yesterday? You bet!
But it will be because I WANT to and am so engage and passionate about the work I'm doing vs. because someone's told me that how long I HAVE to be somewhere 'putting in my time.' The distinction and the sense of freedom that comes with it are powerful beyond belief.
Thank you for this video post, Kevin, and for continuing to be a source of inspiration to me!
@KeriRitenour Thanks so much for stopping by. Even though I am a nurse, I don't want to box in the forum/community here to nurses only. I hope to be able to speak to a variety of professionals out there. The one thing about@TheNerdyNurse is that she's renewed my spirit to openly talk about technology and share how I've incorporated it into my practice. Glad to meet another "geek" out there and look forward to crossing paths through our social media outlets.
@TheNerdyNurse Always a pleasure to give credit where it's due. We're out here paving the way for other nurses (budding nurse entrepreneurs), and I appreciate all of the motivation to continue this collaborative community. Love the story about how you started out as an entrepreneur. Very innovative thinking for a second grader.
patients should have read patience... but then again we're nurses, so I guess patients would work too...
@RNAcademyPhil don't stroke my nerdy little ego too hard. My head might swell to the point that I won't fit through door frames, and my husband is not a very good handyman.
@RNAcademyPhil Yep, I appreciate @TheNerdyNurse for what she's doing. I also appreciate you stopping by to check out the blog, and doing what you are to help the movement to get other Nurses out there innovating as a consultants. It's about community brother.