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10 Reasons Nurses Make Great Partners

10 Reasons Nurses Make Great Partners

Nurses are known for their caring nature, extensive medical knowledge, and ability to solve complex issues quickly. They may not get as much credit as doctors, but they are often doing as much (if not more) to contribute to a patient’s well-being. Unsurprisingly, a nurse’s caring nature carries over to their home life as well as their relationships. Here are a few reasons why nurses not only make great professionals, but excellent partners as well.

1. They have a high level of endurance

Working long shifts while attending to numerous patients make nurses great at facing any personal problems they might encounter at home. It’s great to have a partner by your side who is not willing to give up easily and is in it for the long haul.

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2. They have an extensive medical background

Being a nurse means dealing with many different medical situations, big and small. Having a partner with this wealth of knowledge is ideal, because they can help take care of you in all but the worst situations. There might even be a time when they save your life.

3. They understand the necessity of check-ups

A nurse understands how important it is to be vigilant about your health and to go to all of your annual check-ups. It might be easy letting your annual exams slip your mind, but having a partner that insists that you go on-time is a real blessing and will help you stay healthy for the rest of your life.

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4. They are great listeners

Successful nurses need to be good listeners. Having a partner that takes the time to really comprehend what you are saying is essential to communication, which is a key building block to a healthy, happy relationship.

5. They are great teammates

Working long shifts with other nurses requires solid teamwork. There may be disagreements and personality clashes, but in the end all nurses understand that personal issues need to be put aside to make sure that their patients are properly cared for. This makes nurses great team players at home.

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6. They have a good sense of humor

Nurses encounter many things at work they often wish they didn’t have to see. Humor is one of the many ways that nurses deal with these uncomfortable situations. This is important for any relationship, because the difficult moments you will face together as a couple will always go easier with little bit of humor.

7. They aren’t squeamish

Nurses deal with bodily fluids all the time, and can bear (almost) any squeamish situation. Having a partner that is fine with a little blood is a keeper, because they won’t freak out when life inevitably gets a little messy.

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8. They know when to be concerned

Having dealt with their fair share of medical emergencies, nurses know when a situation is dire and when it is not. It’s important to have a partner who has this outlook in life, because drama is the last thing you need in your relationship.

9. They are financially sound

Nurses often make a average salary of $65, 470, a respectable amount of money that allows them to lead a comfortable and independent lifestyle. This is great for a relationship, because between both your salaries you will not have the burden of financial stress weighing you down.

10. They are able to operate on little sleep

Nurses often are used to working long hours, including working through the night across 12-hour shifts. This is especially useful if you decide to have children. Caring for a newborn means finding little sleep, and having someone who is able to function in this state is a valuable partner to keep around.

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Last Updated on January 21, 2020

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by being able to motivate people towards their goals. You wouldn’t be frustrated by lazy co-workers. You wouldn’t be mad at your partner for wasting the weekend in front of the TV. Also, the more people around you are motivated toward their dreams, the more you can capitalize off their successes.

Being able to motivate people is key to your success at work, at home, and in the future because no one can achieve anything alone. We all need the help of others.

So, how to motivate people? Here are 7 ways to motivate others even you can do.

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1. Listen

Most people start out trying to motivate someone by giving them a lengthy speech, but this rarely works because motivation has to start inside others. The best way to motivate others is to start by listening to what they want to do. Find out what the person’s goals and dreams are. If it’s something you want to encourage, then continue through these steps.

2. Ask Open-Ended Questions

Open-ended questions are the best way to figure out what someone’s dreams are. If you can’t think of anything to ask, start with, “What have you always wanted to do?”

“Why do you want to do that?”

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“What makes you so excited about it?”

“How long has that been your dream?”

You need this information the help you with the following steps.

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3. Encourage

This is the most important step, because starting a dream is scary. People are so scared they will fail or look stupid, many never try to reach their goals, so this is where you come in. You must encourage them. Say things like, “I think you will be great at that.” Better yet, say, “I think your skills in X will help you succeed.” For example if you have a friend who wants to own a pet store, say, “You are so great with animals, I think you will be excellent at running a pet store.”

4. Ask About What the First Step Will Be

After you’ve encouraged them, find how they will start. If they don’t know, you can make suggestions, but it’s better to let the person figure out the first step themselves so they can be committed to the process.

5. Dream

This is the most fun step, because you can dream about success. Say things like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if your business took off, and you didn’t have to work at that job you hate?” By allowing others to dream, you solidify the motivation in place and connect their dreams to a future reality.

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6. Ask How You Can Help

Most of the time, others won’t need anything from you, but it’s always good to offer. Just letting the person know you’re there will help motivate them to start. And, who knows, maybe your skills can help.

7. Follow Up

Periodically, over the course of the next year, ask them how their goal is going. This way you can find out what progress has been made. You may need to do the seven steps again, or they may need motivation in another area of their life.

Final Thoughts

By following these seven steps, you’ll be able to encourage the people around you to achieve their dreams and goals. In return, you’ll be more passionate about getting to your goals, you’ll be surrounded by successful people, and others will want to help you reach your dreams …

Oh, and you’ll become a motivational super hero. Time to get a cape!

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