Be a balanced champion

On 30.08.10, In Resources, by Daniel Callahan

Be a balanced champion

When you work, work hard when you play, play hard!  Don’t ever get confused with the two.  Champions are balanced professionals. They know how to work and they have the drive to win.  By the same token they know how to play hard as well.  We all need time to refresh our batteries.  A winning success formula for building a massive law firm requires that you stay charged and fired up for work.  The only way to do that is to have time to play as well.

This is not to be confused with a mentality of the employee.  Never, ever, ever allow yourself to think that you own a job. This is the formula for mediocrity.  As a business owner, team leader of your law firm you are different from an employee.  The responsibility to win for your team lies squarely on your shoulders, do not ever forget that.  However, recharge your batteries, enjoy your life.  Life is meant to be enjoyed so do not allow your goals for building a massive law firm take you away from that enjoyment.

Being balanced requires that you be prepared for the unexpected.  Developing systems that automatically click into place when challenges arise.  A professional under your employ should handle building security and maintenance issues.  Do not fall into the trap of doing this yourself.  It will steal your joy and maybe your family if for example you need to travel to reset an alarm at the office on a regular basis.  Be prepared!