Prospering Nurse

  1. Could you get excited about financial freedom?

    I am looking for a group of nurses who would like to move beyond the common complaints of being overworked and underpaid. I am looking for people (NURSES) who are prepared to learn about MONEY in their lives, to explore what it means to them, and to get very clear on what they can do to be prosperous, and experience a life of abundance!

    Years ago I wrote an article called "Prospering Nurse, Overcoming Oxymoron" (Nursing Economic$, 1989. Vol. 7 no. 2, pp.87-89). Now, 11 years later, I want to do more than write about it. I want to help nurses learn about money, what it means in their lives and how to get in control of all they can and do earn, keep, save, spend and invest.

    If this interests you, you can write to me here, or use my e-mail address:
    paulaforte@prodigy.net

    This is not a sales pitch. It is a genuine effort to engage a conversation in the nursing community about MONEY, and to bring a group of nurses (whomever you may be) to a place of empowerment and contentment over the financial matters in their lives, no matter what their current circumstances might be!

    Let me know if you're interested in joining this conversation.
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   jimbob
    Hey Mrs Ms Pathfinder Paula
    Would most certainly be interested in this topic..... who wouldn't be? Would you email me at jimemm_nz@yahoo.com with further information? Be great to hear from you...

    Regards
  4. by   ecb
    Pathfinder
    I tried to E you but I cannot connect to prodogy, have you considered an alternative account that is not blocked? I use NEtscape for my friends who cannot get to my Earthlink
    Just a thought (its free)

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    *** May we all have the serenity to accept what we cannot change, and the determination to change what we cannot accept. ***
  5. by   PathFinder
    ECB -- I think you found me. I do not understand why Prodigy would be "blocked", but be that as it may, what reaction/interest do you have in my topic, Prospering Nurse?
  6. by   BusinessNurseLinda
    YOU better believe I get excited!! I've owned my own home/internet based business for three years and owned a national medical cost containment corporation doing legal/medical fraud reviews and audits before that!! I've heard others nurses saying that nurses are SUPPOSED to be poor and humble! HOGWASH!! I was just finally smart AND fed up enough to decide I wanted to build something for me and my family and NOT just live from paycheck to paycheck! :- I LIKE being able to travel for a month in Germany if I choose and not worry about begging for time off work or having to worry about not having income while I'm gone!!
    Linda/RN

    [This message has been edited by bshort (edited February 23, 2000).]
  7. by   IBLHAY
    Who wouldn't be interested? Please tell me more.
  8. by   William Parker
    Originally posted by PathFinder:
    Could you get excited about financial freedom?

    I am looking for a group of nurses who would like to move beyond the common complaints of being overworked and underpaid. I am looking for people (NURSES) who are prepared to learn about MONEY in their lives, to explore what it means to them, and to get very clear on what they can do to be prosperous, and experience a life of abundance!

    Years ago I wrote an article called "Prospering Nurse, Overcoming Oxymoron" (Nursing Economic$, 1989. Vol. 7 no. 2, pp.87-89). Now, 11 years later, I want to do more than write about it. I want to help nurses learn about money, what it means in their lives and how to get in control of all they can and do earn, keep, save, spend and invest.

    If this interests you, you can write to me here, or use my e-mail address:
    paulaforte@prodigy.net

    This is not a sales pitch. It is a genuine effort to engage a conversation in the nursing community about MONEY, and to bring a group of nurses (whomever you may be) to a place of empowerment and contentment over the financial matters in their lives, no matter what their current circumstances might be!

    Let me know if you're interested in joining this conversation.
  9. by   William Parker
    Pathfinder,

    I'm new to the bulletin board, but would love to correspond with you about various topics. As a fellow nurse and consultant, I believe we may have similar views. Contact me at: william.parker@ey.com
  10. by   MarkRN
    Paula,

    I am very interested in what you have to say about financial ideas. What are some key issues that you cover? Investing, stocks, mutual funds, IRAs, 401's, etc? Please elaborate more on your financial concepts. Thanks.
  11. by   PathFinder
    Thanks to all of you who have expressed interest.

    I am still pursuing this issue, but perhaps I will stay local (upper mid-west) for right now. I believe it will become a work-shop and possibly a self-study packet (with audio-tapes) as well.

    I want nurses to begin to see the power of their earnings work for them, whether they pursue entrepreneur activities (like Linda talked about) or work as a staff or managerial nurse in a health system.

    It isn't about changing jobs (unless you WANT to) it's about seeing your money differently -- living prosperously -- and that does not depend upon a specific dollar-per-hour amount.

    Yes, Mark, it would be about retirement savings (like Roths, 401 K's, etc.) but it would also be about the stock market, and about mutual funds, and about paying yourself first!

    It would also be about getting out of debt (and, in America, so many people are in credit card debt today!) and living well on what you DO earn.

    This would be an educational event geared toward helping nurses see that money is not the enemy, but that all by it self, wealth does not equal prosperity!

    So, that is what I am interested in bringing into conversation for and with nurses.

    I think something will happen, here, near to where I live. Then, if we learn from that event, perhaps other seminars can follow.

    Thanks again for all your interest in this topic. Should you care to contact me personally, you may at: paulaforte@prodigy.net
  12. by   nurseyperson
    PathFinder, sorry to be the one to bring this up, but this is about a paid seminar in the future in your area, correct? This is not about any "conversation" or free information over the internet. Be honest...if I am wrong, please correct me. I am skeptical by nature. If you want to open a "conversation", then just go ahead and set it up for everyone...not by having people contact you personally. Hope I am wrong!!!

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    nurseyperson

  13. by   PathFinder
    Nurseyperson --
    This MAY turn out to be a seminar, or it may turn out to be an article, or it may turn out to be a conversational forum -- I don't know yet.

    So far, just so you know, it's evolved into a discussion of how nurses think about their lives and their money.

    I have heard from several nurses who have shared their own stories of what turned their ordinary lives into joyful living and what made their old job into a new beginning for a financially free future.

    My hope is that we (nurses) can learn from these stories and begin to see our own lives in a new way!

    The conversation is here (in cyberspace) and in my home and with my circle of nursing friends and in coffee shops and anywhere that nurses gather. Sometimes they even contact me to tell me where their coversations are going.

    I am merely one of the catylists in the process. I don't fully know where this all might lead!
  14. by   jsjonesrn
    I'm listening - talk to me!

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