I went to law school and became a lawyer for a few reasons, one of which was so that I wouldn’t have to be an entrepreneur.
My dad made the life of a small business owner seem mighty unappealing. He frequently told me that if he would have been raised right he would have been a lawyer. So, I went to law school, at least in part, to fulfill his dream.
I graduated top of my class at Georgetown law at a time when the big law firms were paying fat bonuses to recruit the top students.
Munger, Tolles & Olson in Los Angeles was the best of the best, so that’s where I went.
I felt lucky. So lucky in fact, that when I began to not love my life at the big law firm, commuting 20 miles each way in rush hour traffic, leaving my husband and baby daughter sleeping in the bed each morning so I could help wealthy companies save money on their taxes, I questioned my sanity.
How could I not be exceedingly grateful for this job that I had worked so hard to get? How could I not be pinching myself with glee to have a job that millions of people would kill for?
There must be something wrong with me.
Fortunately, around that time, I came across a woman that helped me to see that there wasn’t something wrong with me at all — at least not in the traditional sense.
What was “wrong” was really what was right.
I wanted to truly make a difference in the lives of people I served.
I wanted to work from home and not commute forty miles a day.
I wanted to spend time with my family.
I wanted to have complete control over my schedule, who I worked with, what I did for them, and how I served them.
In my heart, even though I went to law school, I had to accept the truth — I was an entrepreneur.
Can you relate?
In your heart of hearts is it beginning to dawn on you that even though you are a lawyer, you are an entrepreneur too?
Do you want to make a real difference in your clients’ lives? Have control of your schedule? Make as much money as you want?
Not only can you want these things, you can have them too!
Maybe you’ve even already made the leap, but you are still feeling at the mercy of having to take whatever walks in the door, work all hours of the day and night and you aren’t experiencing ANY of the freedom you so longed for when becoming an entrepreneurial lawyer.
I totally get that. That was so me in the early days of my law practice.
Where was the freedom I had been longing for and that inspired me to make the leap into the total lack of security of working for myself!?!
Fortunately, I found it and I can (and will) help you do the same.
Over the next several days, I am going to tell you the story of my leaps. First, from the security of that 6-figure paycheck at the most prestigious firm in the country and then from my struggling law practice into a million dollar law business I built from scratch.
Then, I’m even going to share with you the story of when I leaped from that million dollar law business where I was only working 2-3 days into a week in my office to my next level, working from home, teaching other lawyers.
Be sure to read the whole series (you can read part 2 here) and be ready to make your next leap. I’ll be here with the net.
Are you ready to take your own leap?