Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Brita Long, Founder of The Happier Attorney, located in Seguin, TX, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
I am an attorney who teaches other attorneys how to charge flat fees and how to adjust their mindset to become a bit happier. Happier attorneys do a better job for their clients, are calmer, have higher emotional intelligence, and make a positive impact in their communities.
Tell us about yourself
I was first licensed to practice law in 1997 in WA state. Nearly five years ago, I moved to Texas for personal reasons and began writing books. One of those books was on flat fees for attorneys, and my coaching business grew out of that book. I love what I do with attorneys. I love seeing the internal changes they make and how it impacts their daily lives and the direction of their lives.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Creating a business from nothing and seeing the lasting impact that my work creates with my clients.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
Having faith in myself and remembering to keep the fear contained.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- To know that, you have to have faith in yourself and do all of the things consistently.
- To have realistic expectations about revenue and expenses, especially at the beginning.
- To save 15% off the top of every single dollar that comes in and to pay yourself every two weeks, even if it is $50.00.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
If someone truly doesn't believe they will succeed or is worthy of succeeding, then they are correct. Mindset is 95% of this gig. And to learn from others. There isn't a problem in business or life that someone else hasn't dealt with and written about.
Where can people find you and your business?
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