You may have your own legal practice, so you're familiar with the struggles of creating a business. Having your own practice may not have been what you intended when you went to law school, and you may not have been prepared to go into business for yourself.
But here you are nonetheless.
When I started my very first business about five years ago — and keep in mind I do this while being a full time lawyer — I had some unforeseen issues pop up. Issues that I really could not have seen coming.
Why do you have your own practice?
I thought I was just going to start a business on the side to see if I could do it. I wanted to prove to myself I could do it, maybe make some money at it. And it turned out that I was entering into the biggest personal growth stages of my life.
Today I'm sharing the challenges I faced when I was starting a business. They're not things like getting a permit or a license or learning how to do things. These are mental struggles. They're the mental challenges of entrepreneurs like us that largely go unseen by others and are not really understood by our partner, friends and family.
If you don't have your own practice, there's something here for you too. You've likely experienced these challenges on a more subdued level. If you don't address them then you're doomed to repeat the same patterns and not progress.
If you have these hurdles, and you don't address them when you have your own practice, your practice isn't going to take off. You simply can't get things done. You will procrastinate, you will do nothing and you will take your business down with you or you're going to become so burned out by stressing your body that you'll self-destruct.
In today's podcast, you'll learn:
- What emotion you must pay attention to, so you can keep growing your business and yourself
- Why I decided to get past the fear of being seen and how I did it
- How to discover what we're meant to do in the world
- Why we procrastinate
- What all of us must do to create a thriving business