Almost half of all lawyers are unhappy in their current practice, so why do so few do something about it?
That’s a big question, and I’m not going to answer it right now.
Instead, I’m going to tell you what you CAN do (and I know you are capable) right now to discover your passion and lead the life you want to lead.
Start your own practice.
But Toya, how will I ever make as much money as I do at the firm?
But Toya, there’s so much that can go wrong, and the firm keeps me safe.
But Toya, I’m not talented enough for that…
I hear it all. I’ve tried to tell myself the same excuses, too.
Here are four truths about why starting your own law practice is doable, and will give you the freedom to explore your passions:
#1: Your current position is way worse than starting your own practice. Okay, so you’ll take a paycut at first, but it’s temporary. If you stay at a job you’re unhappy with you’ll never be able to get back those years.
#2: The only thing stopping you is fear. Fear of loss of income, fear of malpractice lawsuits and ethics complaints, fear of running a business. You are a smart, capable lawyer and you DO have what it takes to run your own practice and do right by your clients.
#3: Legal services sell themselves. People know what a lawyer is, and one day they’ll need one. Legal services sell themselves. Sure, you will need to invest in marketing to ensure that people know who you are, but you don’t have to worry about selling your services.
#4: You have enough experience. Yes, even if you are still an associate. Yes, even if it’s been less than 5 years since law school.
Starting your own law practice means setting the pace for your life. You can work as little or as much as you want, and you can use the time to discover what other passions you may have.
Want to take the first step and not sure how? Schedule a complimentary coaching call with me and let’s discuss what starting your own practice would look like for you.