If you haven’t already started a law firm, I’m sure you’ve thought about it.
The reality is that some lawyers like their current gig and have no desire to start a new law firm. For everyone else, what is stopping you?
Don’t let limiting beliefs or excuses hold you back
Whether we notice it or not, we all have self-talk that holds us back in life. When it comes to starting a law firm, some might tell themselves they can’t start a law firm because:
- “I don’t have any clients.”
- “I won’t make enough money.”
- “I am not a good business person.”
- “I am not a good marketer.”
- “I will fail.”
- fill in the blank …
While some or all of those may seem rational, none of them are true. By no means would I advocate an unthoughtful, unplanned jump into a law firm startup.
But if you were forced into starting your own law firm, you would find a way. And if you persevered, tapped into the right resources, and kept learning, you would make it work.
Don’t dwell on the negative. Instead, focus on the possibilities.
Some questions you might ask yourself
- What about the practice of law do I enjoy?
- If I could design the perfect practice, what would it look like?
- Do I want to practice solo or with one or more partners?
- What kind of clients do I enjoy serving?
- Who am I especially suited to help?
- What’s important to me?
Starting a law firm is not easy. There are lots of things that need to be done. But folks do it successfully every year. So can you.
If you’re thinking about starting a firm and are not sure where to start, feel free to reach out. I’d love to help.