In San Francisco subways a new ad campaign is running. Its for Fiverr, an online marketplace that connects business owners with freelancers who can help them with tasks in order to grow.
I took a picture of one of the ads that stood out to me. See it above. It reflects two core truths about starting a business: You need help to grow your business … and you also may be crazy.
Entrepreneurs need a lot of help to get started. That’s why they get co-founders and venture investment.
And they also always run into naysayers. They always run into doubters. They always have people around them who are worried about them and say their ideas are crazy.
It’s good to be crazy
And can’t we say the same thing for us unhappy attorneys leaving the law? For most of us, if we were to tell those close to us that we wanted to leave, many would likely dissuade us. Doubt us. Call us crazy.
They’ll first ask:
How can you leave such a stable job? How can you throw your law school education away? Who else will hire you?
And then more:
Who are you to want to excel? Who are you to try to be creative? Who are you to want to be more than mediocre?
It’s hard. So hard. It’s why we often don’t end up leaving. It’s why we keep our ambitions quiet. It’s why we may only open up to those close to us, who we trust. It’s why we spin our wheels in leaving.
We want help to leave the law. We want to be around like-minded people who support us, and who we can support. We want to see that we’re not alone.
If this sounds like you, then you have found your tribe. Welcome. You are the main reason why I created the Leave Law Behind online training program.
This Program is your GPS to leaving the law. It helps you transform into someone who knows what you are good at, who knows what new jobs are out there, who can effectively communicate your transferrable skills into non-law jobs, who can become comfortable with the unknown.
Come take a try. And since we lawyers are so risk averse, I’ve included a full 30 day money back guarantee.
You very well might be crazy. But that’s a good thing.
I’ve spent the last 6 years of my life creating online resources and courses to help unhappy, disgruntled, misaligned attorneys leave the law to find jobs and careers that provide more satisfaction and self-worth.
This blog, which I founded after I spoke to a group of recent graduates from my alma mater University of California, Hastings College of the Law about my path in leaving the law, has now grown to a community of thousands, and I am honored to have you be part of it.
Founder, Leave Law Behind