9/23/13 We are looking at your long term goals.  What did you come up with?  Do not even be practical at this stage.  Dream.  If you can come up with 2 or 3 that’s even better.  Then you can decide on one.

One of the problems lawyers encounter when they start this process is that they have been taught to be “risk aversive” . This means that every idea they come up with gets scrutinized with great depth for all kinds of problems that might occur.  Don’t do that when you are doing this exercise.

Just put down what you would really like to be doing in 5 years.  How much money do you want to be making? What do you want your practice to look like?  What do you want your relationship to your family to be like?  What hobbies do you want to be pursuing?

Next week we’ll talk about what to do with these ideas that you have developed.