Solo Practitioners and Small Business owners! You know that feeling you get Monday morning? You know the one, the increased tightness in your chest as you lay in bed waiting for the alarm to sound. The feeling of anxiety after you awake and go through your morning routine. There may be no other reason other than it is Monday. Then there is the drive to work. Those anxious feelings as traffic bottle necks and you struggle to get where you need to be on time. Once you arrive at work and start to organize your day, the phone starts to ring. Clients and customers have been waiting for those first opening minutes to call. They have very real problems and they are calling you for answers. You are the expert. You have the answers to all of their problems. At least that is their perception. It is your responsibility to fix everyone else’s problems.
Is it any wonder that more heart attacks happen on Monday morning than on any other day of the week? Is it any wonder that the more heart attacks happen within the first few hours after waking on Monday morning? Add the additional stress of winter darkness or a winter storm and the possibility of a heart attack increases in those early morning hours on Monday morning.
Why do we do it? When I was young, my perception from watching TV and going to the movies was that lawyers and business owners were those that lived the good life. They had the nice homes, the fancy cars, the boats, and what seemed to be a lot of free time as a result of their fabulous income. My parents didn’t graduate from high school, even though they eventually received their GED. I did not have any examples of immediate family to follow to know what the lifestyle really entailed. My father was an aircraft mechanic and a very good one. He loves airplanes. He spent over 20 years in the military and retired with a military pension. I wanted something different.
I chose to get an education. My grades gave me encouragement to go to law school. I had the opportunity to work for a large law firm for a few years prior to graduating from law school and decided very early on that I did not want to work in a large law firm. After graduation, I started my own law practice. I managed to keep food on the table and a roof over my head. The practice grew and I added employees to the mix. The stress also increased.
You soon realize that if you have five employees, you have to deal with 10 to 15 personalities depending on the day and circumstances of the office. You have to meet payroll, deal with personality conflicts, listen to personal problems. There are joys that go along with the practice.
However, after nearly 20 years, I discovered I was having pain in my legs. My doctor described what was happening as a “heart attack in my legs.” I always considered myself healthy. This wasn’t good. He let me know that I was on the verge of having a heart attack. Something had to change. My diet was first. As my “success” as an attorney increased, so did the stress.
Looking for a way out, I knew I couldn’t just quit. I had to have to income. What I wanted was a way to generate income without all of the stress. After nearly 25 years, all I knew was the practice of law and I felt it was slowly killing me. I looked at a lot of possibilities and then was introduced to a woman that had spent over 20 years as an investment banker. She was now promoting digital education. It was like a lifeline, a stepping stone to an entirely new lifestyle. She had replaced and exceeded her income as an investment banker in a relatively short time. That’s what I wanted.
Her most successful clients were utilizing the digital marketplace. The were utilizing the awesome technology of the internet. She offered me an educational platform that allowed me to tap into a completely new way to create income. And it didn’t require the high overhead I was experiencing as an attorney, nor did it require a degree. I simply had to apply myself, much like I would have in researching an area of the law for a given case. I found the education challenging, but worth the investment of time.
If you are looking for a change, one that allows you to create income, without the stress of a practice, without employees, and without the stress of Monday morning, this may interest you. You can work from anywhere in the world. Go on vacation and still make money and you don’t have to call the office everyday to put out fire.
I have mentors that assist me. They have put together some on demand workshops, free to you, to learn about this amazing way of life. Visit here to access the free information. It may be just what you are looking for.