Growing Your Tree Of Prosperity
This last month was the month I’ve met an important milestone. Last month was the month when my profits post-law college started to exceed the fees I’ve paid to SMU. Even though this was not important if you ask me financially, I had a need to persuade myself that I will at least earn my in the past to protect my fees without the help of my passive sources of income.
Of course, within the fees about 8 weeks after being admitted to the Bar is no big offer. The Justice Law Clerks paid way less in fees after accounting for educational awards plus they were paid during the period I was earning zilch plus they were studying for the Bar exams. I also acquired to come to the realization that will be the second amount of time in my life while I failed a career transition.
- Debt is good
- Personal savings
- Gross Cash Sales Receipts for the Year – $100,000
- Vacancy (estimate a month per calendar year or search “vacancy rates in [your city]”)
- ► April (3) – ► Apr 14 (1)
The first-time was when I studied for my Masters in Applied Finance and got all the fund certification exams and then find that IT paid me quite well to actually stay on. From what end should I strive to be considered a “REAL” lawyer? One of the problems after learning to be a trainer after going the complete shebang to be admitted to the Singapore Bar is the imposter syndrome that bothers me even right up till today.
She said something really insightful. Obviously, she understands that I am free enough to shop for books on weekday afternoons. But she said something to me that was so interesting that only a bookseller who have the ability to say this to a close friend with much power. She said something that is full of BURN! She said that I buy books “real lawyers” don’t read.
The books I buy are filled with equations, charts, and are dry as hell. And right now she is familiar enough with my behaviors that she may also predict what books I’d bought. In fact, she keeps a few of the greater arcane trading books for me personally knowing that no one else will give those books a second look.
Her insight to what “real lawyers” read is even more interesting. She says that “real attorneys” are always stressed. The trashiest is purchased by them fiction books to learn and relax after work. My imposter syndrome triggered again after I had an alumni’s gathering this week. I must say I loved my time in regulation college and really miss my professors, but I was self-conscious about my profession choice.
For reasons you men know, investment trainer always seems just a little dubious to members of the public. Will there be a pissing contest to see who works harder for his or her law firms during the alumni meetup? Anyway, I thought I will go back to say hello to my classmates and get some true name credit cards. I might need a good lawyer to aid me on paper disclaimers or even help me with IP matters in the future, therefore I should position myself as a potential customer now. As it turns out, the moment I stepped into the function room, my ex-classmates greeted me with “welcome to the work-life balance” club.
None of the alumni in the group I approached are “real lawyers”. Some are in house counsel and the rest work for government agencies. The real guys who work for the esteemed law firms are stuck in the offices and have to miss that event. A lot was discussed by us of major issues about the industry, the recent “violence” done to family regulation and how attorneys proved helpful harder than the “996” culture the Chinese are revolting against. The conclusion is this. The legal industry is longer what it used if you ask me no.
Once growth begins to slow and people no longer see a bright future, they’ll not put in the hours for a future that’s not powerful to them. My fear about getting into family law is definitely about the “SUSS tsunami” that has yet to hit the legal industry so badly.