I love the New Year. With the arrival of January, we all have the chance to reinvent ourselves, create new habits, explore new directions and in short, try new things out for size. In 2021, this has particular resonance as many of us found 2020 to be very challenging. While we have a ways to go before life returns to “normal”, this is a great time to create goals that are S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound). And as a reminder, once we have set those goals, it is important to create habits that move us towards those goals. (See “Mindlessness” is the Key to Marketing Success, my prior blog post.)
So what are your goals for the coming year? Grow you practice by 20% in 2021? Find an in-house counsel role by the Fall? Build competency in a new practice area? Begin scaling back your practice and thinking about The Next Stage in your career/life?