Goals & Planning

Get your goals, interests, and actions into alignment

Goals – make them bold.  Make them powerful.  Make them compelling.

Learn – something new every day.  Watch and listen for the lessons that will present themselves.

Enjoy – the journey.  Tie your happiness to the process, not the outcome.

The joy is in the doing.  I have a friend who recently launched a new boutique law firm.   He has big goals for his firm, and lots of hard work ahead.  And you know what?  He is having the time of his life, because he enjoys being a legal entrepreneur.  He likes the management of the practice as much as the practice itself, and his enthusiasm is contagious.  His first six months have been very successful, and his clients like the feel of the new firm.

What is working for my friend is that his personal interests, goals, and the process are all in alignment.   When you are making your own plans this year, consider a similar strategy.  What goals are most meaningful to you?  What actions can you take to move your plans forward that resonate with your own personal interests?  What would you most like to invest your time in?

About the author

Allison Wolf

I am the founder of AWAL and one of the most senior coaches for lawyers in North America. I have helped countless clients over the past fifteen years, develop thriving legal practices and before that served as director of marketing for award-winning law firms. My specialty is uncovering the thinking traps and gaps holding clients back and helping them acquire the mindsets, skills, and habits for growing successful and rewarding legal careers. After a career in legal marketing and business development with law firms in Beijing, New York, and Vancouver, I was trained as a coach in 2004 at Royal Roads University and now coach clients from across North America. You can reach me at allison@shiftworks.ca or learn more about my coaching practice from the coaching section of the Attorney With A Life Website.