What It Takes to Become a Stronger Nurse
As a nurse, you’ve seen first-hand how easy it is to fall victim to bad habits that, over time, lead directly to a bed at the hospital with your name on it. But that doesn’t mean you’re any better at taking care of yourself because of that experience.
Becoming a Stronger Nurse is about learning
—by example and with the support of an entire community—to implement habits that help you break unhealthy coping mechanisms and thrive in your career and life, so your name never ends up on one of those beds.
5 Key Areas of Stronger Nurses
Maintaining a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle isn’t easy. There’s so much to pay attention to, so many areas to fall short. That’s why we make it easy to change your habits in 5 key areas that make a huge difference in your well-being. We focus on small wins that are easy to add into your already hectic lifestyle, so you can save time, money, and energy doing more of what you love for longer.
It’s so easy to let your emotions control you, especially when your job can be overwhelming, stressful, and heart-breaking. Your defense mechanism might be to shut down and become detached from the world, but that only makes things more difficult.
We help you become more self-aware, regulate your emotions, find internal motivation, and build social skills while preserving your empathetic nature and learning to react positively under pressure.
When you get to the point where you have enough money to spend freely, it can make you reckless. You’ve earned the right to a sufficient and stable income, the money to buy a house, drive a nice car, and pay off your debts, but don’t fall into the trap of spending more just because you’re earning more.
Stronger Nurse teaches you about the history of money, economics, debt and credit, personal finance and entrepreneurship in an easy to understand manner so you can pick up holidays and extra shifts because you want to, and not because you have to.
Peace of Mind
Nursing will test you over the course of your career. It will simultaneously include the most demanding and rewarding experiences of your entire life and, if you aren’t careful, it can swallow you whole right along with them.
Even the strongest nurses can find themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally worn down over the years, their resilience and resolve constantly tested. To prevail, you must maintain a positive attitude, constantly reassess your goals and habits, meditate, control your thoughts, and work on developing inner strength.
You focus so much on your patients’ health it’s no wonder yours can fall to the wayside. But you’re no good to anyone else if you’re too sick and weak to take care of them. You must first take care of yourself.
Whether it’s getting enough sleep, eating nutritious foods, remembering your posture, or making time to move your body, we help you maintain a healthy lifestyle so you can help other people for years to come.
Love for all Humanity
Nursing is built on relationships. No matter where the career takes you, you will eventually have to deal with extremely difficult people. Patients and even coworkers will present situations that push your buttons and test your resolve.
The key is to develop and nurture healthy relationships, respond to everyone with grace and humility, never take things personally, and love unconditionally. Stronger Nurse makes it easier to learn how to “kill them with kindness” by showing you what it looks like in practice.
HOW CAN A STRONGER NURSE HELP YOU?
When you’re a Stronger Nurse, you will:
- Be defined by other people as kind, nurturing and generous with your time and energy
- Deliver your gift with kindness and a smile—and mean it, no matter what’s going on around you
- Gain self-confidence and control of your actions at all times
- Express gratitude for the work no matter how hard
- Possess an infectious positive mental attitude and lift up everyone you meet
- Become awe inspiring, courageous and a hero to your coworkers and patients. People will tell you "I want to be like you when I grow up."
In Order to Change Our World, You Must First Change Yourself
Nurses should be the embodiment of health and strength. But maintaining that health and strength often falls victim to everything else going on in your life.
Can you see a world beyond sickness? A world where nurses like you are the holistic healers within their communities? A world where your job is transformed from caring for the sick and dying to educating and maintaining true health and wellness?
And if you believe in this vision of the world, we want you to join our tribe where you will be asked to continually examine yourself for greatness expressed inside out. A community where you will be surrounded by like-minded professionals who believe in the body’s natural ability to heal itself and who know that optimal health is the connection between the mind, body, and spirit. Where you’ll be asked to adopt a holistic lifestyle and approach life with a radically open mind that finds the positive.
You have the power to become so strong and resilient that your energy becomes universal and one day Stronger Nurses will become the standard of care.
In the meantime, Stronger Nurses gather together to create meaningful relationships and change the world, one day at a time. We are here for you, offering support and a community where you can share your best ideas, methods, and techniques to achieve success, whether it’s mental, emotional, physical, financial, or relational.
Join our community today so we can learn from your experience, cheer you on, and help you reach the other side of your challenges—all while working together.
Become a Stronger Nurse for Yourself
Becoming the strongest version of yourself takes time and effort. Changing your habits and eliminating poor coping mechanisms can feel impossible when you’re on your own. Joining a community of like-minded nurses living the Stronger Nurse way will help you thrive and reach your full potential by showing you by example how it’s done.
If you’re still on the edge, but want to start seeing improvements in your life, try this:
- Practice meditation daily from 5-10 minutes to center yourself and still your mind
- Read 10-15 pages daily of positive things out loud enthusiastically to empower yourself and keep your mind focused on what you want to permeate your thoughts with
- Listen to music that inspires you and becomes the soundtrack of your life
- Listen to motivational messages by Dr. Napoleon Hill, Les Brown, Earl Nightingale, and Bob Proctor over and over again to instill faith in yourself
- Exercise, whether walking, doing yoga, or finding a high-intensity cardio/weight training that works for you
- Take care of your mind with counseling, coaching, or therapy
- Surround yourself with only positive people
- Avoid negative content and conversations
The Stronger Nurse Philosophy
You know you were born to be a nurse, that you carry within yourself an innate power and strength, but to become a Stronger Nurse—and maintain that strength for life—it takes effort and community by your side.
Stronger Nurses develop their gifts every day through methodical self-examination and self-education and by following the principles listed below.
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- I have integrity and demand it from others. Everything I say aligns with what I think and how I feel. I focus on the most important things and let go of all the rest.
- I approach every opportunity with enthusiasm and persistence that will not waiver—or not at all. If my innate drive to bring a project to completion doesn’t activate after considering an opportunity, I say no and move on to the next.
- I have the power to think and decide for myself what I want to build the habits that will help me create the life I desire. I do this with humility and open-mindedness, listening and reading as much as I need in order to make a decision.
- I live my truth and know there is nothing to fear in knowing it.
- My outcomes come by taking personal responsibility for making decisions. It is up to me to connect what I want to what I need and to find the courage to carry it through.
- Nothing is more important than my relationships and I constantly assess the alignment and value of each relationship. In all of them, I demonstrate commitment that creates a willingness to work things out.
- I don't tolerate problems. I see each and every problem as an opportunity that will test my character, always acknowledging my weaknesses, and try to overcome them with integrity and grace for myself.
- When I’m stuck, I don’t dwell on being stuck, but instead design a plan to get out of it and act accordingly.
- I understand that self-discipline is complete control over the body and mind and that I have the power to master my mind and body by recognizing the things I must do to have sound health and peace of mind.
- I am open-minded and able to effectively explore different points of view and different possibilities without letting my ego or blind spots get in the way. I understand that the more I do this, the stronger I will become.
- I am aware of my subconscious mind. I know it can both harm and help me. When thoughts and instructions come from my subconscious, I examine them against my conscious, logical mind to make sure I’m always acting how I choose.
- I eliminate irrelevant details and inessential things from my life as much as possible to make things easier on myself. Focusing on only the essentials is key to reaching my full potential.
- I promise to fully deal with reality and live by the laws of nature. By understanding those laws, I understand I can foster my own evolution and achieve any of my goals.
- I always push myself to the limits and constantly evaluate where those limits are to continually break past them. I use denial as an opportunity to exercise and develop my strength to get what I want on my own terms.
- I trust these principles to be true, try to live by them daily, and help others do the same.
Strength Starts With the Mind
Without realizing it, you’re at the whim of all your thoughts. And your thoughts create your actions, which turn into habits, which add to an entire life potentially built upon biased thinking, old patterns, constant judgment, or negative influence.
Strength starts by taking control of the mind.
Do you want your life to be shaped by things outside your control, constantly thrown into chaos? Or would you rather take control of your thoughts—and actually see results from the changes you make to your current circumstances and environment?
If you’re ready to open your mind to the possibility of a paradigm shift, so you can transcend to a higher potential of purpose, you need to meditate. But starting a meditation practice isn’t always easy.
That’s why I’ve teamed up with my friend, Jorge Sepulveda to develop a series of guided meditation courses for the Stronger Nurse community. Jorge is a former buddhist monk, meditation coach, musician, and modern-day nomad. With more than two years of cumulative silent retreat time and 10+ years of practice and teaching, he has a down-to-earth approach to the practice and teaching of Meditation—so even you can make time for it.
Fill out the form on this page to learn how to use meditation to free yourself from the unhealthy dialogue inside your mind.
Changing your mind through meditation will allow you to take control of your non-productive habitual behaviors, so you can create the life you’ve always wanted and become stronger along the way. Join us today!