What better time than December to review your work and satisfaction level with your accomplishments. Having a year’s canvas with which to gauge your abilities and success enables you to determine whether you are profitable and enjoy what you are doing and with whom.
Look at your year’s hours, break them down by matter, type of work and client. Where did you spend your time? What work were you doing and for whom? Did you enjoy this work? What other work would you rather be doing?
Regardless of your findings, take comfort in the fact that you have the control to go after the work you want to do, with the people with whom you enjoy to work. And you are currently facing a new year in which to plan your course and get back on track.
For more effective tips on how to take stock of your practice and client development, tune in to Making Rain, video #70.