Welcome to the 19th installment of Nurse Boss. A blog series dedicated to nurses.
I can not believe this is the 19th interview on the Nurse Boss blog! My life and business has evolved immensely since started this blog five months ago. I want to share my why with you to give you some background on where this all came from.
My name is Lisbeth. I have been a nurse for 18 years. After hitting a wall about five years ago when I felt content with life and work, but unfulfilled, I started a mission to create a healthy lifestyle that allowed me to weave my nursing acumen into a lifestyle on my own terms. The only two requirements: it had to be in service to others and it had to light my soul on fire and make me feel alive (mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually).
This is where Healthy Nurse by Design was born. I help nurses create a lifestyle on their terms in a way that makes them feel alive and provides service on a large scale. My mission is to up the vibe of the nursing collective. The choice to suffer is yours, but it is certainly not mandatory.
Nurses are leaving the profession in droves. Nurses are leaving far too much on the table and not tapping into their full potential in the work place. We need nurses more now than ever before, but only nurses who want to serve in a healthy way that does not negate their own body, mind, and soul in the process.
The Nurse Boss blog is a simple and fun way to shine a light on what is possible when you culminate your savvy, nursing acumen, and imagination in life and work.
This is just another way I can serve nurses. I was guided to create this series after a spark of creativity within my soul felt that it would help thousands of nurses to see that nursing can be whatever they want it to be and that it certainly isn’t confined to the walls of a hospital.
A Nurse Boss is more than a role or job he/she has, it’s a certain energy, a vibe, a mindset. A Nurse Boss has an uplifting energy and loves helping others, but not to the detriment of his/her own well-being.
A Nurse Boss believes in their own self worth and can articulate the value they bring to the table with ease. The only limit is their imagination.
A Nurse Boss is a nurse who has created a lifestyle that aligns their passion with their natural gifts and energy style in a way that helps others while also honoring their own body, mind, and soul.
A Nurse boss walks their talk and are open to receive the abundance that is theirs because they know that giving and receiving are the same.
A Nurse Boss has a solid foundation deeply rooted in a growth, not fear-based mindset. As a result, opportunities are always presenting themselves. From the vantage point of a Nurse Boss, there is always abundance without the need for lack or struggle.
My intention is that these interviews will ignite a spark in you or stir your inner landscape in a way that propels you to dream big and go after what it is that you desire in life and career.
Now for today’s Nurse Boss! Lynne Martin Moloughney is a nurse, mother, grandmother, business owner, and legacy builder. I met Lynne on social media and we became quick friends. She is has the generosity and compassion of a saint and makes a practice of pointing out the good in others. She was my mentor in learning the art of using periscope!
1. What are you doing now?
Currently, I am a mom to six wonderful children, a wife to a very supportive man of 24 years and a grandmother to one. I am also a substitute school nurse and building a legacy business, coaching people to health and financial success.
2. Did you always have the desire to do what you are doing now or did someone or something create a spark in you that made you realize this was your calling?
As for nursing as a whole, YES!! I specifically remember being in Kindergarten and being asked, ”What do you want to be when you grow up?” Without hesitation, I responded, “A NURSE!” Followed by a comment from my friend.. “Yeah, you will change your mind a million times before you grow up!” I was devastated and got very defensive…. “You are wrong. Yes, I will!” and was determined from there to make that dream a reality. Yes, I can remember stumbling from that dream one time, but I pushed through.
As for building a legacy business, I was approached by a friend to join her in doing the same. I was living paycheck to paycheck and something had to be done about it. And I knew it had to be me to make the difference required.
3. Why is nursing a great launchpad for nurses who want to create their own lifestyle doing what they love?
I truly believe our soul purpose here on this Earth is to help others by providing service. That service could be as small as sharing your “story” so that it resonates with someone else. As a nurse, we have the ability to help others by sharing our compassion and empathy. It is a special profession that provides a service of healing in more ways than one.
4. What is the ultimate characteristic of a nurse boss?
The most ultimate characteristic of being a “nurse boss” is always standing in integrity. It is so important for others to see that we as nurses can not only can take care of our patients, but ourselves as well. Mind, body and soul….
5. What was the biggest obstacle you’ve faced to get to where you are now? How were you able to overcome it?
The biggest obstacle I faced was overcoming my FEARS. Fears of failure, other people’s opinion and fear of success.Overcoming victim mentality was a large part of me! Everything happened TO me, not FOR me.
If it were not for personal development and meditation.. I do not know that I would have pursued my business. I worked on my spiritual journey because God has always been a huge part of my life. Learning to believe in myself, my life purpose and what I am doing was the hardest part.
6. What does your current job allow you to do that traditional nursing did not?
Sleep! LOL… I worked 12 hour nights as a NICU RN prior to subbing and building a business.
Seriously, it allows me time. Being a mom to six, this business allows me the freedom to build wherever I choose in the pockets of time, I create!
7. For nurses who feel stuck in their careers what words of wisdom do you have to help inspire them to break out of their status quo?
Look deeply into your soul. The only thing that can change that is YOU! Take action and believe in yourself…. All action negates negative emotion.
8. What resources can you share for nurses wanting to explore creating their own gig that actually pays them?
Explore all of your options. But, once you make a decision… COMMIT and NEVER GIVE UP! Always be working on yourself and remember that things don’t happen TO you, they happen FOR you!
9. What book or publication is currently on your nightstand?
I have 3 🙂 Immaculata by Marianne Williamson for my prayers
The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo for daily Inspiration
Meet Your Soul by Elisa Romeo for my spirit
10. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
HMMM…I LOVE food! But, there is nothing like a good HAMBURGER in my book!
11. How can we get in touch with you?
Thank you for your energy and taking the time to read Nurse Boss. Please share with us what are you doing to own your nursing acumen, creativity, and imagination?
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Keep shining your light,