Podcast: SL@P 008 - Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
The simple reality is that building a law practice and building a reputation involves stepping out on the ledge. Putting yourself out there and not missing the opportunities for professional advancement.
I have realized the importance of separating my personal nerves from tasks and activities that are professionally beneficial. For example, no lawyer likes to talk about their revenue, expenses and salary. However, in 2017 we will be releasing this information on a monthly basis for the public and legal community at large to see.
Why? Because I no longer want to practice law and build a practice while being afraid to make decisions that may make me nervous. My firm’s revenue’s aren’t the greatest. Our expenses aren’t the best managed. But I know that people can learn from my mistakes and that’s what is important professionally.
So I want to encourage you to take inventory of the excuses that you make to avoid doing things that make your nervous and I want to encourage you to step outside your comfort zone. When you decide to control your actions you realize how often you were giving into not wanting to make tough decisions or have that difficult conversation.
Take the time to realize and identify when you are trying to give into the fear and anxiety and take advantage of those situations to ensure that you do what needs to be done. You need to exit your comfort zone. I know its uncomfortable, I hate it too. But as soon as you do it, you will realize that your concerns aren’t that significant and you are more comfortable that you originally realized.
Start each morning by deciding to step out of your comfort zone. Don’t go crazy and just jump! One small step at a time.
So, why don’t you join me in stepping out of your comfort zone and owning your actions instead of letting your fear and anxiety control you. I hope you will feel as relieved as I was when I decided to give it a go.
Jared Pierce hung his own shingle right out of law school and has spent every minute since then discovering the joys and difficulties of chasing success. Anyone who has ever met Jared will tell you h