What could you have been like if you were told “yes” more growing up?

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Yesterday I saw a recorded talk from the businessman, speaker and author Simon T. Bailey.

He said that by the time a child is 17 years of age, he or she is likely to have heard the word “no” over 150,000 times.

And he or she is likely to have heard the word “yes” only 5,000 times.

We grow up hearing the word “no” 30 times more than we do the word “yes”.

30 times more.

He pointed out that the result of hearing all of these “no’s” creates a neurological pathways in the brain that shut us down from attempting what we are being told is forbidden.

The more you hear what you can’t do, what you can’t become, what you shouldn’t do, the more you don’t ever consider doing it.

In its place, we consider other things, that are safer, more socially accepted, more routine, more secure, even if they aren’t what we really want to do.

Like law school.

If you feel you’ve lived a life of too many “no’s” as a law student and attorney, and finally want to live a life you love and are good at and enjoy, schedule a Free Consult with me to discuss the Leave Law Behind Program. And if you’re serious about leaving the law, I would encourage you to sign up for a Free Consult now, as the last day to sign up for free is July 15th.

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