How to Stay Motivated

Running a law firm (or any office) can be a challenge. You have to “run the business” and preform as the professional in the office, in my situation it is to practice law. You have to be passionate and focused on your profession in order to serve your clients to the best of your ability, and to achieve the best potential outcome, so how does one do that? Stay motivated in your personal life and it will trickle over.
Dr. Mimi Hull has enumerated a great list on how to keep motivated and on track, with her permission I am sharing her pointers… thanks Mimi!
1) Have a purpose. Whether you are working on a large project or simple daily tasks, connect your efforts to specific goals and objectives. Consider everything that you do an important piece of a bigger puzzle.
2) Reflect on previous goals. Think about what you have already accomplished. Think about the process you chose and the energy you exerted to reach the goal. Past feelings of success can fuel you to be more motivated.
3) Avoid negativity and negative people. Don’t listen to or spread gossip. People will stop sharing their negativity if you are not a willing recipient. Let people know that while their stories may be interesting, you don’t have time to listen to them.
4) Take time for yourself. It is easy to get caught up in all the work and stress you encounter daily. Schedule time to unwind or decompress each day. Be sure you eat good food and drink plenty of water. Take a walk, or go to the gym! This will help you put your best efforts forward.
5) Have a set sleep schedule. Going to bed and waking up at the same time everyday prepares your body and mind for success. With a consistent routine, you will feel awake and energized, plus your body will be ready to start the day.
6) Plan ahead. Create your “to-do” list before you leave work so it is there when you arrive. If you can, schedule your “worst” first so you can get it over with and feel accomplished. This will motivate you to stay on top of your meetings, projects, or appointments.
At Schwam-Wilcox & Associates we strive to say motivated so we can focus on our clients and do what we can to meet their needs and their reasonable expectations. For more information on how our firm can help you with your Family Law, Criminal, Bankruptcy, Mediation, Guardian Ad Litem and Dependency needs you can reach the firm by calling 407-245-7700, by e-mailing to or by visiting our website at; When you’re going through your worst, we are at our Best!

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