My dad made the life of a small business owner seem mighty unappealing. He frequently told me that if he would have been raised right he would have been a lawyer. So, I went to law school, at least in part, to fulfill his dream.
I graduated top of my class at Georgetown law at a time when the big law firms were paying fat bonuses to recruit the top students.
Munger, Tolles & Olson in Los Angeles was the best of the best, so that’s where I went.
I felt lucky. So lucky in fact, that when I began to not love my life at the big law firm, commuting 20 miles each way in rush hour traffic, leaving my husband and baby daughter sleeping in the bed each morning so I could help wealthy companies save money on their taxes, I questioned my sanity.
How could I not be exceedingly grateful for this job that I had worked so hard to get? How could I not be pinching myself with glee to have a job that millions of people would kill for?
There must be something wrong with me.
What was “wrong” was really what was right.
In my heart, even though I went to law school, I had to accept the truth—I was an entrepreneur.
Can you relate?
Do you want to make a real difference in your clients’ lives? Have control of your schedule? Make as much money as you want?
Not only can you want these things, but you can also have them too!
Maybe you’ve even already made the leap, but you are still feeling at the mercy of having to take whatever walks in the door, work all hours of the day and night and you aren’t experiencing ANY of the freedom you so longed for when becoming an entrepreneurial lawyer. (Read this article to learn more about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneurial lawyer.)
I completely understand. That was me in the early days of my law practice.
Fortunately, I found it and I can (and will) help you do the same.
Over the next two posts, I am going to tell you the story of my leaps. First, from the security of that 6-figure paycheck at the most prestigious firm in the country and then from my struggling law practice into a million dollar law business I built from scratch.
Then, I’m even going to share with you the story of when I leaped from that million-dollar law business where I was only working 2-3 days into a week in my office to my next level, working from home, teaching other lawyers.
Be sure to read the whole series (part 2 next week!) and be ready to make your next leap. I’ll be here with the net.
Book your call with a Law Business Advisor and start enjoying making more money, having more free time, and a deeper sense of satisfaction from your work. You’ll stand out from the crowd, serve your clients sincerely, and they’ll be happy to pay you well for it.