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058: Three Reasons You Won’t Accomplish Your Law Firm Goals in 2017

October 05, 2017

You will probably not reach your law firm business goals in 2017

Yep, I said it.

I don’t believe you will. And there are three reasons for that. Here they are.

You Don’t Write Your Goals Down

When I started my law firm way back in the day I had goals.

I just wanted to get some clients. That was it.

And I didn’t really accomplish what I was trying to do because I didn’t get clear and write down exactly what I was going after.

My guess is that you don’t either.

Now, though, I take it one step further. I don’t just write down my goals and look at them throughout the quarter. I rewrite my goals every day.

It’s one of the reasons I’ve been so successful.

And your failing to do it is one of the reasons you’re going to fail.

You Have Fake Goals

I can’t tell you how many people I talk to that tell me their goals are one thing and then their idea of a perfect life is another.

They are not mutually exclusive.

Your goals should be moving you toward your perfect life.

If you only need $30K/month to live the life that you want, why are you talking about shooting for $50K/month?

When your goals aren’t aligned with what you actually want, it’s going to be hard to accomplish them. You simply aren’t going to have the drive to do what it takes to reach them.

Couple that disconnect with the things that law firm owners are “supposed” to want, and it gets even worse.

Not everyone wants to be a law firm owner. Some people just want to be able to practice law and make a little bit of money.

I’m here to tell you today that that is okay.

You’re scared of achieving your goals

It’s kind of crazy, but a lot of people don’t believe they deserve to reach their goals.

They have an idea for the type of person they are in their head and they take steps subconsciously to make sure that idea they have comes to fruition.

Growth for you personally or for your law firm requires changing as a person.

You will encounter a lot of internal resistance. Embrace the resistance and don’t be afraid to become a new you.

There you go. A formula for failing in 2017. When we get to 2018 reflect back and see if you met your goals – then take a look at this list and see if you fall into any of these categories.

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