As I reflect on the past year and set goals for the upcoming one, my overarching goal is to change my dreams and goals from things that I want - a brownstone in Brooklyn, new wardrobe, a BMW X5 - to things I want to do.
And the main thing I want to do is build a successful business.
Recently, I made a big life change. I left my comfortable and well-paid job at one of the best law firms in the country to venture out on my own. To take an entrepreneurial approach to my legal career.
The main reason for making this jump is my strong opinion that I should love the job I do. Maybe it's elitist and detached from reality, but the fact of the matter is that I love working. I didn't leave because I want a better work-life balance. I left because I want to enjoy the work I do.
Yes, it was a risky move, and I can tell a lot of people are questioning the decision. But I'm at the point in my life when it's time to take some risks. There was a reason why I became a lawyer and I decided to venture out on my own to rediscover that reason. To love what I do.