Many attorneys accept that they will have to lose a lot of money, a lot of their free time, and even hours of sleep in order to have a successful business. In fact, you might assume that it’s all part of the job, apologizing for missing your kid’s baseball games and family dinners, all because it’s the only way to improve your legal practice.

Attorney Ben Glass disagrees. He is not willing to sacrifice his family or his health in order to make a great business, and you don’t have to, either. The key is building a business that works for you, instead of you working for your business.

Here are five things many lawyers compromise in the name of success:

  • Time. The hours in your day are easily stolen from you, stolen from family, and taken out of your sleep schedule. 
  • Health. The stress of being constantly under the gun can take years off of your life.
  • Family. You may tell yourself that you’re doing all of this hard work for them, but think: what are they going to remember? Will they think about all the things you missed?
  • Sanity. How many hours a day do you spend responding to emails and returning cell phone calls? Do you ever ignore them, or do you respond immediately? Giving your clients easy access to you 24/7 is a good way to lose your mind—and fast.
  • Success itself. It’s counterintuitive, but it’s true. The more you overstretch yourself to cover all the bases, the poorer your performance in any area. In order to protect your law firm’s reputation, you have to step back from micromanaging and become more of a “big picture” guy.

Remember: Nobody can take these things from you—they have to be given willingly. It is your right to protect your health and sanity just as fiercely as you protect your money and property.

To learn how to build a legal web marketing campaign that can give you your life back, call 888-791-2150 today or download a free sample chapter of our Great Legal Marketing book.

Ben Glass
Ben is a nationally recognized expert in attorney marketing and the owner of Great Legal Marketing.
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