Reprinted with permission from the American Bar Association GPSolo eReport.
This article is the third of four installments exploring ways to keep the spark of enthusiasm alive in your law practice.
In my first article in this series, I discussed the dissatisfaction that seems to permeate the legal profession, and the stressful nature of, and long hours associated with, the dual responsibilities of practicing law and running a small business. The questions posed at the end of my article were: “If you [knew that you] had six months left to live, or perhaps more practically as a long-term approach, six years to live, would you continue to work just as you are doing right now? Or would you make some changes?” My second article added the following queries: “If changes are needed, what would those changes be? How could the changes be identified and implemented so as to have a lasting and favorable impact?” The article went on to explore various approaches for self-examination, with the goal of identifying three areas for improvement. Here in the third installment of the series, I will offer suggestions for implementing these changes.