There are so many things competing for our time. I get it. Heck, I FEEL it. There’s always so much to do that we often fail to do the things that matter.
I recently had a situation where I nudged a lawyer into doing something she knew she should do, but had a thousand reasons not to.
“I don’t think that will work in my community.”
“I have client work to do.”
In our Inner Circle recently I gave our lawyers a really specific challenge. There was one lawyer that basically said no, because (fill in the blank with a reason).
I poked. “Here’s another way to do it.
The lawyer said, “Well, ok, I will (take a very small action).
I pushed a little. “Great. How about doing this?”
The lawyer said, “I guess I could do that. I also think I could do (a new small action).’
I nudged. “That is AWESOME! That wasn’t too hard, right? How about doing this…?”
The lawyer said, “Ok, I did it…and guess what? One of our local publications asked me for an interview.”
A couple of days pass….
The lawyer said, “The interview was great and I am on the FRONT PAGE!!”
I was thrilled and happy with her success, but not really surprised. Because taking action works! Sometimes we just need to push the little mundane excuses out of the way for just a little while and DO something.
This lawyer had the tools she needed because she had our DFY materials that just had to be executed. The real work for her was to push herself out of her way. Once she did, she got big results!
Hopefully you can read this story and easily recognize the excuses you need to push out of YOUR way. If you need a little help with that, you should consider joining our Inner Circle Accountability and Private Group Coaching Program. I can help you there. The best part is that you can join for 30 days for only $1.
You might be surprised by what a little push (aka nagging) from me can do for law firm!