Mastering the Art of Lawyering with Christopher Small [GWL 37]

Chris Small is the owner of Emerald City Law Group in Seattle, Washington, and the charismatic host of The Art of Lawyering Podcast. In this episode, he talks to us about why it’s ok if you want to own a law practice but not necessarily practice law, how to be ok with pursuing what you want in this world, and the power of an accountability partner.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • Some prep work that could help you in opening your own practice
  • What to do when the business side of a law practice is more attractive to you than the legal practice itself
  • You don’t have to have an entrepreneurial background to be successful at running your own practice
  • Informational books are your friends when you’re unsure of what to do
  • Blogging can be the root of all that is good in your life and practice
  • How podcasting helps Chris in his legal practice
  • Do what you want to do, even if others don’t think it’s normal
  • It’s ok if you don’t want to practice law but want to run a law practice instead so long as you surround yourself with competent specialists in a specific practice area.
  • How soon is too soon to open your own practice? Must you “pay your dues” working for someone else first?
  • What is a mastermind and is it something YOU should be involved in?
  • How you can get comfortable being uncomfortable

Recommended Reading:

Jeff Olson and John David MannThe Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness (affiliate link*)

Action Item:

Write down 1 thing you want to accomplish by the end of the year and then decide what is one thing I can do today to help me reach that goal.

Contact Information:

Twitter: @artoflawyering

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