If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself when you were just graduating from law school? Work hard, never give up, pave your own path…blah, blah, blah. You are already too familiar with these platitudes. But what advice would truly make a difference in your career?
In October of 2013, our new law firm was only 6 months old and the first year was a struggle. We began with $205k in our operating account and it was not nearly enough. Turns out, running a catastrophic injury law firm was much harder than I expected. Then, by some strange turn of events, I was invited to attend a high-level mastermind run by the owners and executive leaders of Infusionsoft (now known as Keap) in Chandler, Arizona. I had no idea what a mastermind was, but I decided to give it a shot.
Over the course of 3 days at the mastermind, I spent time collaborating and brainstorming with some of the leading business owners from Australia, South Africa, England and across the U.S. The highly successful business owners and executive team of Infusionsoft shared everything they knew about running their businesses and I just prayed that no one would realize that I did not belong in the room. The sharing and collaboration was something I had never experienced.
When I went home, I could not have been more excited. I told my wife that I just had the 3 best days of my professional career, but she was not nearly as excited. My wife asked, “How much did this cost?”, and she insisted that I answer. When I told her ($10k), my wife expressed her dismay at the cost, but I knew I had discovered something special.
An Elite Board of Advisors for Your Law Firm
A mastermind is essentially a board of advisors for your law firm. Just imagine that your board of advisors consists of Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. With such guidance from leading advisors, your success would be virtually guaranteed. Does this seem crazy? Perhaps for those who have never been in a mastermind, and that’s why you have to experience this for yourself.
Our mastermind (www.MastermindExperience.com) was born in Chicago in 2015 and when we began, our only goal to create the best mastermind for lawyers in the country. We wanted to be unique among masterminds by bringing 50% new members to every mastermind to ensure a fresh flow of new ideas, and we wanted to keep the cost reasonable so that our motives were pure and not motivated by $. We wanted to bring elite lawyers to the mastermind, but also ensure that younger lawyers had the opportunity to share the experience.
The Greatest Thing I’ve Done in My Career
8 years later, I now know that the Mastermind Experience is the greatest thing I’ve ever done in my career. Our tribe is fanatical about helping each other and the sharing and collaboration is ongoing after the day of the mastermind. The relationships that you will make at our mastermind are what makes it special.
And that, my friend, is what I would have told the younger version of myself. Specifically, that you must leverage the knowledge and wisdom of more experienced lawyers and learn from their mistakes and successes, so you can create the law firm that surpasses your peers and provides the lifestyle that you never thought possible.
I would tell the younger version of myself that you should find an elite mastermind, learn from the best and stay engaged with the tribe. And if you do that one thing, you will be on the path to success that you could not have previously imagined. (I probably would not have listened, but all it would have taken was a single mastermind experience and I would have understood).
The Mastermind Experience is Coming to Atlanta on April 21st
And you have the same opportunity. On Friday, April 21, 2023, the Mastermind Experience will come to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Atlanta. We will have elite law firm owners from across the country meeting for one day to work on their businesses and help you build a better law firm. But not everyone is invited. You must be honest, have no disciplinary issues, be willing to share everything you know and our existing members have veto power of new members.
You can bring members of your law firm to the mastermind. And on the day of the mastermind, you will get feedback from some of the most successful law firm owners in the country (and Canada) about the biggest challenges facing your law firm in marketing and management. This is an experience unlike any that you’ve previously had, I promise.
Apply at www.MastermindExperience.com
You can apply for the Mastermind Experience at MastermindExperience.com and if you have questions, call my cell, 518-265-9131.
Don’t Miss The 7-Figure Attorney in Atlanta on April 20th
On the day before our mastermind, Craig Goldenfarb’s seminar, “The 7 Figure Attorney”, will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Atlanta on Thursday, April 20, 2023. At The 7 Figure Attorney, Craig and his executive team will show you exactly how they grew their law firm from a one lawyer/secretary firm to an 80+ employee powerhouse law firm in South Florida (this seminar should have been more appropriately named, “The 8 Figure Attorney”).
Craig’s success has been nothing short of amazing and he wants to share everything he knows. If you’ve never met or spoken with Craig, he is one of the most generous lawyers/persons I’ve ever known. Craig doesn’t hold back anything at The 7 Figure Lawyer and he and his executive team will share their successes and biggest mistakes. This is the best seminar I’ve ever attended and I attend every year.
WARNING! Space is limited for The 7 Figure Lawyer and the Mastermind Experience. Once we reach our limit, that’s it—you’re out of luck. Quite a few were turned away from the The 7 Figure Lawyer in NYC in April, 2022, and we don’t want this to happen to you.
Make 2023 a special year for you and your law firm by joining us for these 2 special events on Thursday, April 20, 2023 (The 7 Figure Attorney) and Friday, April 21, 2023 (Mastermind Experience).
We hope to see in you Atlanta!