Clients coming to the office but not hiring you?
Desperation, as anyone with a dog knows, has a scent. People can smell it, too. And the smell makes them run the other way.
So maybe you stink of desperation.
The important thing is that you get rid of the stench, and quick.
Here’s what I did, and continue to do whenever necessary:
- Clean My Office: Clutter makes you look disheveled, which in turn makes you seem ineffective. A clean office projects confidence and organization.
- Commit to Reading: I’ve been a bankruptcy lawyer for nearly 20 years, but that doesn’t stop me from opening up my copy of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and reading a few random sections from time to time. I learn something whenever I do this, which increases my confidence.
- Shut Down The Email: When you’ve got time on your hands, the lack of new email is a constant reminder that things aren’t going well. Shutting off the email system keeps your head clearer.
- Hit A Networking Event – And Talk: Getting yourself out in the real world is always a good idea. Being actively engaged in the professional world keeps you on top of your game, and helps you build confidence.
- Remember Why You’re Here: You became a bankruptcy lawyer for a reason, and that’s probably to help people in their times of need. Be refocusing on that drive to help others, you can regain a positive sense of motivation that will drown out the stench of desperation.
Once you’ve taken some time to rid yourself of the stench of desperation, you’ll be in a better position to get back to work.