From: A Conservative Lawyer in One of My Lawyer Training Programs
As I’ve watched the videos and worked through the material, I’ve learned more and more about what it takes to be a PFL and the advantages that come along with membership. Still, I wasn’t sure it was something I was ready to commit to for the life of my business.
That changed last night. As part of my assistant principal job duties, on a cold overcast night, I took in a varsity baseball game, watching closely for any shenanigans amongst the students who attended. Bored, I pulled out my phone and opened my Facebook feed. Several months ago, I began receiving updates from a group I had joined for Texas probate and estate lawyers. On my feed last night, I noticed that someone had posted a question about you – something along the lines of…”Alexis Neely. I’m thinking about signing up on her email distribution list. Anyone ever heard of her? Is it worth the time?”
The comment section quickly devolved into a litany of potshots at you, most particularly about your bankruptcy. “You’re gonna take business advice from someone who had to file for bankruptcy. That’s ridiculous. LOL.” Things like that. Finally someone asked where they could get more information about your business and your bankruptcy and they were directed toward the interview that you did with Mixergy. As the baseball game dragged on, I clicked over to the Mixergy site myself, and unable to watch the video interview, I instead read the posted transcript.
I want you to know that I was really moved. By your honesty. By your courage. By your intelligence.
We’ve both travelled non-traditional paths to get to where we currently sit. It’s nice to know that there are people in the world, like you, who are not afraid to buck the trends and do what is right. Sadly, the practice of law is littered with ne’er-do-wells mindlessly following the trails of the lawyers who came before them. Day by day, it is these people who further desecrate the profession of law in the minds of the general public.
After three months in the Getting Started program, I was still “on the fence” about what I wanted to do next. Your Mixergy interview has changed my opinion. With the attitude that you regularly take toward both your team and the world at large, I have no doubt now that things will continue to grow and improve for PFLs under your tutelage. In short, I’m really impressed. I’m now beginning to develop a plan for a website update, new promotional materials, and a full immersion in “the PFL way.” Long term, I plan to be the “go-to” PFL in the Houston area.
On occasion, I receive a phone call or a letter from a satisfied client or the parent of one of my students complimenting me on a job well done. It never fails to make my day. This evening, I wanted to pass that feeling along to you. I hope my story has brought a smile to your face. Thank you for what you are doing. Keep up the good work.
With clarity and gratitude,