There are two new terms being used in this 21st century world which are making a big difference in their lives and the lives of others. Can learning them and implementing them make a huge difference in your solo/small firm practice? They really can!
There are many valuable reasons to journal your experiences as you build a practice. Debra Vey-Voda Hamilton shares how journaling helped her successfully rezoom her legal career and shows you how you can do the same.
As I close the year 2015 and reflect back on the progress I’ve made on Rezooming my career, I need to share with you a book I’ve read several times over these past 5 years that has made a huge impact on my journey. The book is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. It has 17 wonderful steps you can use as guideposts and suggestions to refocus your career.
In the big scheme of things, I confess my rezooming office is a mess. I know where everything is. Yet my family walks by and scratches their collective head. This past January, I addressed the piles of paper in need of filing. I emptied out my office completely, putting everything in like/kind piles on my dining room table. I knew the organizational process would take time but clearly I would be done before I needed to use the table again. But is a messy office the sign of a brilliantly creative mind?
“I don’t fit in the boxes people like to put us in. Sometimes people want to stick you in one place and leave you there forever.” If you are going to advance in your career you have to not get boxed in by others.
Everyone else is smarter, farther along in their practice, a social media expert, a networking guru and the list of how great everyone else is could go on for days. Comparing yourself to your colleagues can be a losing game unless you know how to avoid the emotional quicksand.
Google’s definition of resum[ing] is “to begin to do or pursue (something) again after a pause or interruption.” However, for we attorneys who are rezooming the practice of law there are so many other things we have to consider.
We hide our leadership abilities ‘under a bushel basket’ because we may feel we have no concrete evidence to showcase our leadership skills. We fail to adequately value our own innate talents because we have been out of the legal ‘game’ for a long while. So, how do you find your competencies? This post will help you to do just that.