Authored by: Ollie Lammers
Business development is a large portion of running your law firm practice. Many lawyers struggle with managing the business side of their firm. According to Jay Harrington’s Attorneyatwork.com article, many attorneys procrastinate building their law practice. Below is a list of reasons lawyers put off building their law firm:
Lawyers, like anyone else, want to ensure they implement business changes without any problems. While perfect and seamless transactions are always ideal, embracing the imperfections is part of growing your practice. Without coming up with new ways to market your firm or reach new potential clients, your firm will stay stagnant. When mistakes are made, figure out how you and your team can prevent those mistakes in the future. Embrace the mistakes as a learning curve and know that they will help you and your team grow the firm.
Feeling you are underqualified or being self-critical is something everyone deals with. The important thing is to remember to not allow it to take over growing your law firm. Stepping out of your comfort zone can be difficult but it gives you opportunities to grow professionally. Other attorneys running their own practice feel that same anxiety and unease. Remind yourself of all of the skills you already have when you take on daunting challenges. This can help boost your confidence but also serve as a reminder that if you hadn’t pushed yourself professionally in the past you wouldn’t have any of the skills you now have!
For more information on building your law firm, check out Jay Harrington’s Attorneyatwork.com article.
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