My home office in Atlanta is on a two-lane primary road just a few blocks from Emory University’s law school. Today is graduation, and since about 6:30 AM, I’ve been watching cars full of well-dressed people, taxis, chartered buses, and even limos drive by. It’s quite the parade! And in fact, today marks the 15th anniversary of my own law school graduation at Emory. And so, I’m wondering.
Is your life as a lawyer what you expected? Perhaps not in the details of where you’re working or even what kind of law you’re practicing, but in the larger picture of how you spend your days, whether you enjoy what you’re doing (at least, most of most days), whether you can see yourself continuing on this path for the foreseeable future. Is your career successful (as you define successful), satisfying, and sustainable?
If not, what’s falling short? If your practice isn’t sufficiently successful, do you need to work on business development or leadership skills? What would it take for you to feel satisfied?
I work with lawyers who want to find more success and satisfaction in a sustainable practice. Perhaps we should get acquainted?