Barry struggled during her first year as a Bacon & Wilson associate.
“I was still learning the business of law, which you don’t necessarily learn in law school,” she says. In her second year, she hired a business coach -- a practice-changing decision. “One of the things I learned was to look at what I do that I value the most, and what I need in my day to make me as efficient and happy as possible,” Barry says. Working with her coach, Barry was able to restructure her work week, building in time for marketing, returning client phone calls, and handling expected emergencies. She developed tricks to force herself to focus on the most important tasks and do those first.
The impact on her practice was astronomical. “In one year, I increased the amount of money I brought into the firm by 31 times. It was absolutely outrageous,” Barry says.