NURSING INSECURITIES ANYONE?
Insecurities...we all have them.
"I'll never be a nurse, Can you start an IV for me because I'm horrible" or the " Doc is gonna chew me out if I call without knowing my stuff" self talk. Even worse, we talk ourselves out of taking that manager position, the ICU job, applying to that ER/Trauma position or NP school because we don't think we have what takes. Most of the time we don't event KNOW what it takes because we've let our insecurities get the best of us.
So, what would happen if we just DID IT, and allowed ourselves to learn if we fail?
What does it REALLY take to grab a hold of your destiny and create the nursing opportunities we want for ourselves?
Well this weekend we caught Yvonne Orji better known as “Molly” from Insecure, and lets just say BABY is a GIRLBOSS on and off the Camera. Acting, Comedy or simply a child of God, Yvone Orji is aligned with her purpose in life and left us wondering: What magic would happen if more nurses were diligent in the process and aligned to their true purpose?
Check out her Gems we turned into Nursing Nuggets Below:
Trust the process... your in for something Bigger than you Imagined!
Moving to LA we learned Ms. Orji had moments of doubt and discouragement. Out in LA with nothing to start, she was left discouraged, wondering what here greater purpose was. Instead of giving up, she remained faithful and humbled giving in to what she was called to do. Even more so, she took her process as the preparation for something bigger, because as she said we can't prepare for war during the battle. She embraced her struggles and prepared for her breakthrough. When you’re tired and down is when you REALLY see God move.
How many days does nursing (and life) get the best of you? Although you may not know you’re next move do you stay faithful to the preparation and the calling of nursing on your life?
Enjoy the process knowing that breakthroughs are just the beginning.
And then it happened, as we all heard it happen before, the breakthough. Where opportunities come through left and right because you opened your mind reached a new level of thinking. For Yvonne this happened when she received the idea to create her first sitcom, FirstGenShow. But it wasn’t easy, and she had to utilize ALL of her resources to make it happen (Even ones she didn't now existed!), and when she did, the platform would land her a role in our dearest HBO Series Insecure and in Kevin Harts upcoming Night School... opening doors for her she previously wondered even existed.
Don’t just complain about the Nursing issues you want fixed, Help in FIX THEM!
Ways to preparing for your Nursing breakthough;
· Learning all you can
· Keeping up on your certifications
· Taking advantage of opportunities to be on nursing councils
· Ask for more responsibilities, take leadership on teams
· Help out often
· Make yourself known as a leader on the unit/ or in the classroom
Know your boundaries.
Unashamed of her beliefs, Ms. Orji shared intimate moments of conversations in between takes where she refused to compromise her morals for sexually explicit scenes. Expressing feelings of joy at being able to redefine the standard of sexy by remaining innovative and uncompromising on the set.
In nursing we are faced with ethical judgements and challenged to uphold standards of nursing. Called to be advocates of the right thing to do, do you know where you stand on issues personal and ethical practices?
Should that restrain be placed? That med given? Did we really do all we could for that patient? What about gossiping and judging patient situations we know a fraction about?
Guard yourself and be aware of small compromises!
And lastly....Don’t be afraid to shine! As we are called to deal with patients in their hardest and darkest times, Yvonne reminds us that sometimes you may be the only light that someone may see.
This weekend I went to get my cup filled at the Women of Purpose Conference here in Dallas because hey... its hard to put in those three 12s sometimes! But we do. And we have accept that we all have insecurities in nursing and in life; Trust the process, prepare for your breakthroughs, don’t compromise the bouandaries and “Keep uplifting and showing light in the darkest times!” For Actress Yvonne Orji these were her moments of integrity/self checks. So now I'm holding you all accountable!
Nurses did yall hear me! Share if you liked = )