In a recent survey, people were asked to rank 10 professions on how much they feel each profession contributes to society.
You know who was ranked dead last?… sadly, lawyers.
It’s really not that surprising. Though law is a helping profession, the traditional law business model leaves lawyers who focus on helping broke, tired and burned out.
If you learn from the most “successful” lawyers (success from a financial perspective), you’ll be constantly focusing on the next new client, stuck on the cash flow roller coaster and the marketing merry go round, getting more and more sick and tired.
It’s not sustainable and your clients will hate it. And maybe you. No wonder we’ve got the rap as the least valuable of professionals.
Success seems to require you to market yourself into a corner. High overhead, no relationship with your clients, and constantly processing documents (that quite possibly won’t work for their clients when your clients actually need them). And never quite enough cash flow to slow down, relax and make a shift.
It’s not your fault. You simply haven’t seen that there can be a different way. Perhaps you know it deep down in your heart, but who has time to dig that deep when there are bills to pay.
If you have a sneaking suspicion that the way you are practicing could result in your clients agreeing that you really aren’t providing that much value and you are unfulfilled by the work you’re providing, hear me now:
There is a better way.
Martha graduated from law school just a few years ago and was loathe to practice law the traditional way.
She wanted to work with families, making a difference in their lives, and wanted to feel compelled, fulfilled and appreciated in her work.
She made a choice to do work in the new law business model way and she began not only have $10,000 days and $25,000 plus months just two years out of law school,but her clients began sending her flowers and heart-felt thank you notes.
Today, Martha not only loves being a lawyer, she’s making a great living doing it, and has time to pursue her personal interests, like raising her kids, running, biking, climbing mountains and spending time with her husband.
You can have this too.