Through the lessons I learned at the Practice Builder, and the subsequent coaching by Cammie Hauser, I have made major changes in my practice and my life in the past two months. I already hired a new assistant, and we are working together to implement Atticus® suggestions.
In the short time since the Practice Builder, I am already seeing tangible results. My weeks are planned ahead of time, interruptions are greatly reduced, I’m working fewer hours (and Saturdays), and billable time has increased significantly. Since I am taking a more proactive approach to my files, there are very few emergencies. More importantly, by planning with my assistant, I am able to build in time in my daily schedule to deal with any emergencies that might occur.
I also have time now to work on my practice instead of only working in my practice. By taking the time to look at my law practice as a business, I now have a much better understanding of the financial aspects of my practice. There is a system in place to deal with productivity, receivables, cash flow, and expenses. Also, the Practice Builder provided several great ideas on how to effectively market my practice, and I am in the process of implementing those ideas. Through regular coaching sessions with Cammie Hausser, I am constantly evaluating my progress and planning to implement the next steps.
In summary, the lessons I learned at the Practice Builder are already making a difference. My days are much less stressful, and I feel like I am in control of my practice for the first time in several years. I’m happier. My law partner is happier. My staff is happier, and my wife is happier. Although my practice is not yet where I want it to be, I am on the road to that destination. After attending the Practice Builder, I finally have a clear map for the path ahead. My only regret is that I didn’t attend the Practice Builder years earlier.