Music has the power to express emotions and speak to people in ways other than the original creator sometimes intended. All the songs I posted the lyrics for, a few days ago, featured a description or theme "high hopes". I must say that the emotions expressed by these songs range from silly to serious. There is nothing wrong with having high hopes, and being optimistic about things in general. And the songs are great, right?
Here is what I want to talk about today. I am having doubts about the viability of this law firm and the future of the same. I have high hopes for the future, and this firm was birthed with high hopes of success--of getting clients, winning their business, and making happy customers for life. I also thought this firm would be a gateway to the future for my family. Instead, having this firm has exhausted nearly all my savings, the patience and tolerance of everyone around me, and quite honestly, virtually destroyed my formerly high hopes. Or I guess I should say that the non-success of this firm has dashed my high hopes.
It was never solely about "money" or "winning" but instead was about helping people. Helping people get their legal affairs in order so that their survivors could avoid costly and time-consuming probate. Helping people get their financial affairs in order. Helping people get the affairs in order of their elderly family and friends. Helping. Not making a ton of money--helping and making a comfortable living. Instead, its been five months and I have yet to obtain ONE client. I have yet to help ANYONE do anything, using my skills and intellect and talents. This is incredibly disturbing. Also incredibly disturbing is the complete lack of support from people when I needed it. Dont get me wrong--plenty of people "said an encouraging word" but that doesnt make for a successful law firm.
This sure is a negative post, huh? What does the future hold? I cannot say. It is still murky. I have a little bit more time to run this firm before other options must be explored. I still have high hopes that somehow, someone will come through and become my first client. Not having clients isn't fun. It's basically people telling me that they either dont believe in me or they think I have no idea what I am doing. It is incredibly discouraging to be treated like this. When it all comes down to it, high hopes are not good for much. Onward to tomorrow.
Jeff Sodoma, MPA, Esq. is a lawyer based in Virginia Beach, Virginia
Hello, there! Welcome to my blog. I will use this blog as a platform for my writing. I will write about topics in the legal world, certainly, as well as everything else under the sun, because I have many interests (and viewpoints). All views expressed in this blog, unless otherwise noted, are mine alone. One of my interests is music--my wife believes that I should go on "Beat Shazam" because I know so many songs--and I will be, from time to time, analyzing song lyrics and how they relate to the legal world.