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How to Start a Law Firm: Close the Window…

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How to Start a Law Firm: Close the Window…

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I’m not sure if you know this about me, but I read and listen to a ton of books – a ton. Usually I’m in the middle of at least two books at any given point and time.

Today I was at the gym listening to Steven Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and I heard him tell a story that I immediately knew I had to share.

To Start a Profitable Law Firm Sometimes You Just Need to Close the Window

I was in my beach house in Hawaii working on my next book. It was a warm day outside so I opened the windows to the north and the east to let the breeze blow through. It was refreshing.

As I was working diligently on my book the breeze began to become stronger. Before I knew it the breeze was so strong it began to blow the pages of my manuscript all of the place. I began running around trying to gather all of the windswept pages and secure the pages that had yet to be blown away, but I was fighting a losing battle.

And then I stopped for a second and thought to myself “first, I should just close the window.”

To Start a Successful Law Firm What Windows do You Need to Close?

The moral of the story, if it didn’t resonate with you, is to make sure you are taking care of the cause of the problem, not just running around dealing with the aftermath of the problem.

Are you worrying about your website font and blog post SEO instead of going out and having a couple of networking meetings or writing a fresh blog post every day?

Are you scrambling from court date to court date instead of getting help with scheduling and handling those court dates where you aren’t really needed?

Are you focusing on what you don’t have instead of learning new skills to increase your ability to be successful?

Are you working too much on a case in order to hide from having to do the marketing and networking you should be doing?

Make this the week that you close the window instead of chasing your manuscript. Instead of dealing with consequences, handle the cause.

I’d love to hear what’s holding you back and what you’re going to do to overcome it. Take 30 seconds, leave a comment, and talk to me.

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