Do You Want the Red Pill or the Blue Pill?
What would you rather have? A successful family law practice or a great life?
It was back during my party days. My friend Jeff was standing in my kitchen and telling a story about the movie, the Matrix. He was describing the infamous scene where the character, Morpheus, holds out his hands to Neo and offers up either a blue pill or a red pill; a pill of knowledge or a pill of blissful ignorance.
Recounting the story, Jeff thought about what all of our friends would say?! “Can’t I have both?!” -- having taken many red and green pills himself that night.
For most of us divorce lawyers, when we look to our mentors or other leaders in the profession we saw one of two kinds of lawyers, the ones who gave their family law practices absolutely everything they have, and the other ones, who, more often than not, went to work for government (read, 8-hour days, pension plans, and extensive holidays).
However, what if we could have both?
Many lawyers do not believe that having both a thriving personal life and a thriving law practice is a possibility.
What do you think?
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