Solo practice keeps a lawyer so hopping, what with networking lunches, new client consultations, sending out bills and studying up on new areas of law that it’s hard to believe in those early years that it can ever turn dull or boring. But it does. And if that’s how you’re feeling about your practice now, Reid Trautz has some tips at his blog on How To Energize Your Professional Life. Some ideas include exploring new practice areas, changing your mix of clients and changing your attitude.
For those inclined to simply suck up boredom as an unavoidable fact of practice, think again. Because as Reid points out, boredom can breed carelessness which in turn can lead to career ending mistakes. So if you’re feeling bored and uninspired now, take some action. The boredom you’re experiencing now is nothing compared to how bored you might feel if your license is revoked and you can’t practice law at all.