This New Year’s weekend, take time to savor your success! Then set an intention to enjoy your life and your Advanced Practice career even more this coming year.
Are you taking some time this week to reflect on all you’ve accomplished in 2017? If you’re anything like the APRNs and PAs we know and love (and I bet you are), you have a lot to be proud of. The most successful people I know take time to celebrate their wins and enjoy their accomplishments.
Around this time of year, many of us focus on goal setting and New Year’s resolutions. Personally, I find that a year-end-review helps to clarify my vision for the year ahead. A recent article on Forbes.com offers four great questions to guide this process. Ask yourself what you’re most proud of, what you’ve learned, where you could have improved, and how you’d rate your overall well-being this year. A little introspection can inspire goals for 2018 that are personally meaningful to you.
Go Beyond Goals: Set an Intention
While goal setting is important, we’ve all met people who are so driven to achieve that they forget to enjoy the life they have. So, in addition to your goals, why not set an intention for 2018? An intention is a statement of what you want to experience, and how you want to feel.
I recently read a wonderful article on LinkedIn by Anna Dermenchyan, a Senior Clinical Quality Specialist who lives in Los Angeles. Her post, titled The Year of the Hike: Lessons Learned and Stories to Share explains how doing more hikes in 2017 gave her “a greater sense of purpose and connection” during a difficult year.
I love how Anna—a driven healthcare professional and PhD student—made it a priority to do something she loved. Her travels and hikes were meaningful experiences that enhanced her life personally and professionally.
So I’ll leave you with this thought: it’s not selfish to do more of what you love. In fact, it can help transform your everyday routines and responsibilities and bring more meaning to your life. Happy New Year and best wishes for a very successful 2018!
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Last Chance to Enter Our 2017 Salary Survey Giveaway
Just a friendly reminder that there are only a few days left to participate in this year’s Melnic Advanced Practice Salary Survey. Everyone wins when PAs and APRNs earn what they’re worth!
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Jill Gilliland is President of Melnic an APRN and PA national recruiting company. Jill is a speaker and publicist on areas such as job strategies, branding and marketing, pediatric critical care needs, and additional topics relevant to pediatric nursing and the recruitment business. She has over 12 years of experience in the recruiting industry coupled with a strong sales, healthcare, and technology background. Jill holds a BS degree in Business from the University of Southern California and an MBA from The University of Virginia, Darden Business School. Connect with Jill Gilliland on LinkedIn.