Legal Business Development: How Does Your Practice Fit Into Your Life?


“Success” means nothing if it comes at the expense of your life. Define what it is you want in your life both personally and professionally. Dream as though there were no obstacles. And redefine success for yourself. Your dreams may seem impossible at the moment, but ask yourself… why not? I’m sure you will come up with many practical answers for why you can’t, but stop for a moment and say yes to… why not! Because if you look around you just may find someone who is doing exactly what you thought was impossible. Granted, it may not be the time for your dream to become a reality, but it IS the time to prepare for your dream, acquire the needed experience, lay the ground work and believe it can happen. I have had the privilege to be part of many of my client’s dreams…

  • The dream to be able to go to your child’s soccer match without glaring eyes of disapproval. This client joined forces with two other moms and created a firm of smart ambitious women lawyers that cover for one another so they can have the best of both worlds.
  • The dream to build a new practice area that will be in demand in large corporations and land those matters when others said it would never happen.Well, it is happening for one of my clients!
  • The dream to find a niche that would be enjoyable and gratifying and to succeed at becoming the top authority in the world in that niche… yes I said world. And yes, it is happening!

So… What could you dream up? What do you want to work toward? How are you going to get there? Redefine what success means to you. Your practice can fit into your life… but only you can make it happen.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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