016: Not Everyone Is Going To Be A Successful Law Firm Owner
The theme of today’s episode is pretty simple: maybe you don’t have what it takes to be a successful law firm owner.
This episode was sparked by a recent episode of Suits that I watched. Mike was managing a legal clinic and there was a lawyer in the group that really wanted to be a litigator. He wanted to be a trial attorney.
He went to court and got demolished. He simply couldn’t think on his feet.
Then he tried it again. Demolished again.
Mike had to have a talk with him and say “look, I know you want to be a litigator, but I don’t think it’s right for you.”
The same holds true for successful law firm owners.
Here’s what you need to know about this though:
The only way to know if you have what it takes to be a successful law firm owner is to go out there and give it a shot.
That’s the ONLY way.
You can’t take a test.
You can’t listen to a podcast.
You have to go for it.
And, by the way, if you can’t summon the courage to go for it, if you find yourself talking about it and thinking about it a lot but never taking action, then maybe the answer is right there in front of you.
I’m rooting for you to win.
I’m rooting for all of you to become successful law firm owners.
But the truth is, we can’t all win.
Some of you were meant to do other things.
But don’t be afraid to give this a shot first to find out.
Here’s to your success!
Christopher Small knows how to start and build successful law firms. He is the owner of CMS Law Firm, a Seattle estate planning firm, and Building a Law Firm, a site dedicated to teaching lawyers how to start a successful law firm.