Buddy Can You Spare Some Change? A Quick Life Lesson


Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
-Author Unknown

Ever had things change at your law firm?
In other words, have you ever opened your eyes? I like to say that nothing stays the same no matter how hard you might want it to. While just yesterday the staff dynamics at your law firm were one way -- let's say favorable. Then today when you got into the office, your attorney put in notice and your best friend down the hall got a pink slip. And you got a whole new project that you have absolutely zero notion about how to accomplish.

The funny thing about now is that now is here today and gone later on today.
-Todd Olivas

That was strange, I just quoted myself. Anyway, if now is so temporary and if change is so constant, what are we to do? I dislike change just as much as anyone. The impact of having to stretch myself in order to grow my court reporting business wears on me all the time. But you know what? I've learned that instead of avoiding change or burying my head in the sand -- the ostrich approach -- things go much, much better if I lean into the change and actually ride the curve into a new place.

I hope you consider this idea of leaning into change rather than running from it... in the areas of your office dynamics, the nature of your job duties, even just the paralegal or legal secretary profession in general.

Don't be afraid to move into new areas!
Around here at Todd Olivas & Associates, Inc., we too are moving into new areas. Just this week, for example, we finalized conference room space in the great Commonwealth of Virginia. We now have 16 (as of this writing) court reporting conference suites there. You can check them out here, if you ever need a court reporter, interpreter or videographer in Virginia.

In my own way, I'm leaning into the change of being a growing court reporting firm. The growing pains are there to be sure, but the overall benefit is a healthier business and -- dare I say it? -- I get to have a lot of fun. Because I'm not afraid of change. :)
Thursday, July 26, 2007

Todd Olivas

Todd Olivas is a court reporter and entrepreneur.
He founded TO&A in 2003.

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