As I sat in the airport people watching and thinking about the weekend at event I had attended. I had to smile to myself as each face I met in person popped into my mind. Moms, dads, firefighters, teachers, nurses EMT’s, home schooling parents, and many more. Came to me and connected because they could relate to my story. The story that I have always felt was just my job, just what I did as a career never thinking anyone could relate or understand much less wanted to hear about what. I did.
As I took the stage I got to see what she sees in the faces that were staring back; I knew that our stories are what helps people connect with who we are. I had the opportunity to speak to so many new people that came to me later in the day to let me know they were where I was three years ago when I began this journey, looking for more, looking for a way to change their own life which in turn changes others.
The reality is that leaving this weekend event without being changed in some way is next to impossible.
As the author of “The Nurses Voice” I shared just a few stories of the adventure I have encountered as a nurse and the angels that have walked with me along the way. Who would have ever thought that my daily routine of going to work as a nurse in a mental hospital where I struggled with being burnt out would become a part of my business?
Nursing is a profession that gives so much of the nurse that when she forgets to look at herself long enough to see what she/he is getting out of the jobs they are performing. I have heard story after story of nurses who love what they do – but are so burnt out they cannot stand to walk back into the doors as nurse. Retired nurses recall how it “use to be” and how it has changed from the way it was when they got started in the profession. I also see the hidden spark in most nurse’s eyes that says they still love being a nurse and how they can help people but need a change.
I was there…I know the feeling of burnout.
Over the last three years I have become an author, broken company records, replaced my nursing income that took 23 years, and built a business without picking up the phone and working part time from home. I am not afraid of work and put in my time to learn – apply – be consistent and the results are showing up. If you are shaking your head and understand what feeling burn out is like in your job – let’s talk. Come on over to the blog or facebook and let’s get connected. You can still do what you love to do as a nurse…helping people. I would love to show you how click here
Angela a social media holistic nurse whom was voted 110th Leading Moms in Business she is also Silver Director for her achievement of being the first in her business to build a solid Silver 2nd level Team Performance and over 30,000 in volume without using the phone. She is setting a model of how to build relationships online, through social media, blogging and email. She was also named #22 in the Top 50 Blog of 2012
Check out her website at www.angelabrook.com and Facebook /angelabrooksbiz