Starting a Law Firm | Remember Why You Do It
This post is from the first blog I started, called “How to Start a Law Firm.” Over the years I’ve moved to different sites a few times and wanted to catalog all of my content in one place. If an article refers to a link and there is no link, sorry, that’s consequence of the move. Enjoy!
When you start a business, whether a law firm, a restaurant, or anything else, it’s easy to let it engulf your entire life. What ends up happening (or at least what’s happened to me) is that your business is always in the back of your mind, no matter what you are doing, and you are constantly thinking of new things you can do to help make your business better. In the end this is great for your new law firm, but it can be bad for you personally.
In honor of spring finally sprouting out here in my neck of the woods, I’m going to talk about what my ultimate goals are for the firm, from a business perspective. We all know that we want to help people and blah blah blah. And, honestly, some more than others. I love the battle that goes on with each case, and, like I tell my clients, I don’t really care if they are innocent or guilty, the way I see it my job is to do everything I can for them to make diazepam buy online no prescription their lives better.
And, I guess what this post is really about is not the long term goals, but the short term goals (and benefits) of starting a law firm. What I mean is, I have a goal for this year, and this summer in particular, that I want to get out and play golf one a week. But, I’m not necessarily talking about during the weekend. I’m talking about during the week.
“Oh my god” I’m sure some of you are saying. “How can you take off half a day and still have a successful practice?” You know how? Pretty easily. First, half a day isn’t going to destroy anyone’s business. And, honestly, what it makes me do is focus on what I have to do during the rest of the week. That means all that facebook and internet browsing time you have that turns your 5 hour work day into a 10 hour work day I just don’t have.
I’m sure you didn’t start your law firm to work all the time. I’m sure you started it to take care of yourself, take care of your family, and enjoy life. Why not start doing that now? I bet if you ask the boss he (or she) will tell it’s just fine if you take a half day off every once in a while.