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Are You The Lawyer Who Stole Christmas?

A friend of mine posted on Facebook about a Scrooge lawyer who ruined her Christmas by dropping work on her desk Christmas Eve morning that had to be completed by the end of the day.  It reminded me of a story about a client of mine who was shocked to discover he had turned into that Christmas Scrooge himself.

Read on if you are afraid you might become (or have already become) a lawyer you never expected to be.

A number of years ago, I was running a mastermind meeting for a roomful of lawyers who had just joined our Personal Family Lawyer program (for lawyers who want to guide families through the process of leaving a legacy of love — aka estate planning) and each lawyer was sharing why he or she joined.

This one lawyer stood up and he shared this story:

He was a litigation attorney.  A good one.  Then, one year, he was working on some interrogatories and as he filed them, he pumped his fist with glee as he noticed that he would ruin opposing counsel’s Christmas based on their response date.

Mid-fist pump he stopped.  He saw himself and realized he had become the kind of lawyer he never imagined he would be. A real life Scrooge. A lawyer who was happy to ruin another person’s Christmas.

As he looked at his life, he saw that this was just one of the ways he had become someone he didn’t like.

He no longer loved the work he did. It had become a game of competition, fear and one-upsmanship.

He wasn’t kind to his family in the way he had been before. He was often stressed out, grumpy and impatient.

And he decided to make a shift.  So he joined our Personal Family Lawyer program and we taught him a new way.  Today, he has a thriving practice as an estate planning and business planning lawyer in Texas, serving families and small business owners, making a difference in their lives, making people’s Christmas’s better, instead of ruining them.

And his family is happy to have their dad and husband back again.

He’s happy, thriving and loves being a lawyer again.

Take a good hard look at your life.  Have you become a person you never thought you would be? Do you blame it on your law practice? Are you ready to make a change?

It doesn’t have to be this way.  You can be the person you’ve always wanted to be and love your life as a lawyer.

It does take intention, commitment, focus and willingness. We can help.

We are committed to helping lawyers like you love their lives and law practices because we know that when you do, you’ll make the world (and your community) a better place.


Are you ready to make the shift and become the lawyer you always wanted to be?



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About the Contributor
Alexis Neely is a bestselling author and has been a frequent guest on numerous network talk shows and news broadcasts. After graduating first in her law school class from Georgetown Law, Alexis clerked for Senior Judge Peter T. Fay on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and then began her career at the #1 AmLaw rated firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson. She went on to build her own law practice into a million dollar a year revenue generator within just three years by creating a revolutionary New Law Business Model you’ll hear about on the call. She is a leading expert on teaching lawyers how to attract more clients, engage those clients at higher fees,* and to serve those clients using this completely different law business model. Lawyers using Alexis’ systems report far more happiness, bigger bank accounts, and that they love being lawyers again.

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