Productivity and Work-life Balance Go Hand-in-hand
One of the main reasons solo lawyers cite for wanting to launch their own firms is achieving a greater sense of work-life balance. After long hours – and too many weekends – working at a big law firm to meet billable-hour quotas, the draw of setting one’s own schedule can be strong. In fact, Careerbliss.com listed law firm associate as the No. 1 unhappiest job in 2013 in part due to long hours and lack of work-life balance.
So, let’s assume you launched (or plan to launch) your solo practice in part because you want control over your time – and because you also want a life outside of your work. As an entrepreneur, that means learning to set some personal boundaries around your work that allow for more balance.