Ever hear someone comment, “Attitude is everything”? It’s actually true in many situations. Your attitude impacts your success in sports, in your relationships, and especially in your profession. Attitude, however, is not the only thing. See, you can feel confident about your practice – even optimistic (those are attitudes). What I know to be more important is your mindset. Your business mindset encompasses much more.
Having the proper mindset requires that you focus on at least three areas, consistently.
The first area is structure.
Have you reviewed your internal processes lately? If you agree change is inevitable, then realize things changed last year. You’ll be more successful this year if time is allocated for re-examining how you and your staff structure the work day and week. You might discover that what worked in the past, might not be as productive today. Consider technology, personal habits and client preferences.
Step outside of “working in” your practice to “work on” your practice.
A few adjustments early on can have a substantial impact on productivity, communication and revenue. Each of those gains will definitely affect your attitude. It simply requires the proper business mindset to accept and commit to evolving your practice.
Note: My article was originally published in the Louisville Bar Association’s Bar Briefs (February edition, page 10). Read more