I’m always coming across articles and books by marketing gurus about how you must differentiate yourself from your competition. Their writing is usually peppered with advice on how to “position” yourself and “brand” your practice.
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Don’t try and be a solution to everyone. You need to have a defined niche and generally the narrower the better. It’s much easier to become an expert in a tightly defined niche, so that you become the go to person in that niche. And by having a narrow niche it’s far easier to cater to your customers needs and get to know them better.
If you don’t like reading it is probably because you aren’t a good reader. Do something about that right now! Go buy a book on faster reading and improving learning skills. If you aren’t an avid reader, emphatically decide, at this very moment, that you are going to change that. If Charlie T. Jones is right (and I can guarantee that he is) then you have to make the choice to become a regular reader. You are also going to have to make the determination that you are going to find a mentor who can coach you in what need and want in your life.
Not every kid on this earth can be a doctor or a lawyer–nor should they be! We need a variety of skilled adults for a healthy, functioning economy, and the true “success stories” are the ones who are doing what they love.
At the same time, you need to turn to a Armand I Judah that is realistic. There is no point in working with a legal professional that is only encouraging you to keep trying to apply for Visas or to work through the process if there is no hope for your situation. You need to know realistically what it will take, how to make it happen, whether it is possible, and what limitations you are going to face along the way. The right professional will help you by talking to you about your options frankly.
(1) In New York, you must go through a security screening in order to get into the courthouse building. We live in a post-9/11 world where all litigants and witnesses must be subjected to going through the magnetometer and having their pockets and bags searched. Lawyers and court personnel have special court IDs that allow us to bypass the security ritual that all other people coming in to the building must go through. What most attorneys forget to tell their clients is that in the morning when everybody has to be in court at 9:30 a.m., there is a huge line rushing to get into the courthouse. That means that you, as the litigant, must arrive 15 to 20 minutes early just to get through the line to get into the door. This little tip will save you tremendous amounts of aggravation.
This is an injustice to the American workers and the laws that were designed to protect them but like the saying goes – money talks and without it you are just plain out of luck.