It's true my friends! Many lawyers are scared shitless…of success!
Why else would some otherwise very intelligent people make such illogical decisions about their lives, careers and their businesses?
I really should have kept count of the number of lawyers I've spoken with in the past 75 days. It's been alot more than usual.
I don't have an easy way to tell you the exact number of lawyers I've spoken with. But I can tell you I've run across at least a dozen lawyers whose logic seems to go like this:
a.) My law firm/career isn't where I want it to be as evidenced by the fact that I cannot afford to live the way I want to live.
b.) I recognize that a big part of the reason my law firm isn't performing the way it has to in order to afford me the lifestyle I want to enjoy, has alot to do with the fact that I've never actually studied anything practical about the business of marketing and/or managing a successful law firm.
c.) I believe that if I don't make some changes, my life is going to get worse, not better in the next 12-18 months. Afterall, sitting around for another year doing things the same way I've always done them isn't likely to produce materially better results than before.
d.) I believe you RJon, when you say this course, book, lesson, etc. can help me. And I know it comes with the assurances of a 100% money-back guarantee.
THEREFORE, what I'm going to do is, I'm going to do nothing.
Now my friends, these are NOT stupid people.
These are intelligent and respected practitioners who are behaving this way.
So what other reasonable explanation could there be? Except that they're actually more scared of being successful than they are of being unsuccessful.
Afterall, they "know" how to be unsuccessful. By comparison, being successful, even though that's what they consciously want…well, it actually scares them!
So why am I sharing all of this with YOU?
Two reasons. First, in case there are any lawyers in your life who you care about and you see them staying stuck, it may help for you to approach them with empathy not contempt. And second, in case YOU are the one who is stuck. I want to invite you to take adantage of a few openings I have in my schedule next week to discuss your situation. Just go to www.HowToMANAGEaSmallLawFirm.com/Appointment
I'll look forward to speaking with you.
p.s. Being "stuck" is a relative term. I know plenty of lawyers who are stuck at the million dollar mark and for absolutely no "real" reason, they can't seem to break past it. If you "feel" stuck, you're stuck. Notwithstanding how many other lawyers around you wish they could be in your shoes!