Episode 289 and Episode 196


I just listened to Episode 196 and was thinking about what is the One Thing that is most important for me to accomplish in 2020. The answer was immediate and obvious: achieve financial and location independence. This is also my Hard Why (Episode 289) behind all of my career and business activities.

I’ve wanted this for years, and articulated it most clearly in August 2015. Since then, I consciously worked through a period of burnout, and made peace with my law practice, that affords me so much freedom and a decent income already. And now here I am, wanting much, much more.

Here are my models I’d like some help with. I’m kind of jumbling the action with the result, and maybe teasing them out would help me. Excited for your response.

The unintentional
C: Income-generating endeavors/options [?]
T: I’m afraid I can’t make as much money as a coach as I have as a lawyer.
F: Hesitant
A: Keep taking on long-term commitments in the law practice. Act like I’m in for the long haul with the practice but feel ambivalence. Coaching business was dormant for two years. Still have trouble knowing what to do next to get it going.
R: Still 80% focused on a business that is mostly great, but makes it difficult to do some of the things on my bucket list — like live overseas for 6 months.

C: Income-generating endeavors/options [?]
T: I have a moral obligation to remain in litigation FULL TIME so I can “fight for the people” like Elizabeth Warren.
F: Put out.
A: Keep taking on long-term commitments in the law practice. Act like I’m in for the long haul with the practice but feel ambivalence mixed with guilt. Coaching business was dormant for two years. Still have trouble knowing what to do next to get it going.
R: Still 80% focused on a business that is mostly great, but am not “fighting for” some of the other people who could really benefit from coaching. I’m helping clients solve the surface legal problem and not the true underlying problems, despite continuously and earnestly upgrading the kinds of clients and matters I have taken on in the past 15 years. Feel loving toward a good number of my clients but just feel pulled in a different direction.

C: Six or seven-figure life coach
T: It’s not ok for me to want that!
F: Intense frustration
A: Keep taking on long-term commitments in the law practice. Act like I’m in for the long haul with the practice but feel ambivalence. Coaching business was dormant for two years. Still have trouble knowing what to do next to get it going.
R: career and income – they stay the same

Ok, here’s the intentional model…

C: income-generating endeavors
T: This is going to be huge for me
F: Pumped; certain
A: take external actions that get the coaching practice going; close on the investment property; phase out the law practice
R: income INCREASES through the transition instead of decreasing

Would love some help with the above. Thank you!