461. A Lawyer's Dramatic Mindshift Change
After five years in a prestigious law firm, which she had methodically pursued after law school, Jessica felt trapped. From the outside, it looked like the perfect situation—great pay, brilliant colleagues, an office with a beautiful view—but something was missing. She knew she needed a dramatic breakthrough.
Jessica Olmon is a business attorney who founded her own law firm, Vero Law Group, and built it from a garage home business to an ocean-view, Santa Monica, California, operation, servicing more than 400 clients since its inception in 2011. Her passion is to help entrepreneurs find success and freedom through their business, and she does this through her law firm as a mentor, and through her entrepreneur success program, Course Corrected.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
“I had an amazing mentor in college, one of my business professors, who was hugely influential in my life. I looked up to him as a mentor probably more than I had looked up to anyone up to that point. He always used to encourage me to go to law school. We continue talking even after I graduated. He pointed out that I didn’t have to become a lawyer, I could just go to law school and learn how to think like a lawyer. He said it was such an amazing way of thinking and I could do anything I wanted there. He was absolutely right.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
Ignoring the naysayers, Jessica landed a position with a prestigious law firm. “I got amazing training from people I believe are some of the best lawyers on the planet. But I spent a long time feeling trapped in my situation. Truthfully, I was not happy doing that work. I was earning a lot of money, had an office with a beautiful view. From the outside, it looked like I had a perfect situation. Finally, I went to an event called the Hoffman Institute outside of Napa, California. It’s a non-profit, and you go there for 7 days with no phone, no email, you don’t tell anyone your last name. It was such a life changing experience. It was the first time I became aware that I had the power to change myself and my situation. It feels a little crazy to say that out loud! I started to become aware that I was going to have to be the one to make a change.”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“I remember in the past year waking up with an overwhelming realization that I was living the life that I wanted, the life I had been dreaming of and envisioning. I had decided to invest in online courses to help me reach my goal. It was a huge turning point. I was becoming a completely different human being! Today, I’m a completely different person than I was five years ago. I’m leading a very different life, in a very different business, a life and a business that I created.”
Steps to Success from Jessica Olmon
1. Pay attention to your desires, begin with a little one, and make it happen.
2. As you gain confidence in following your desires more and more, you will see changes in how you feel. Your life is beginning to change.
3. Recognize that most successful and self-actualized people follow their desires to the max. They have something inside that they want, and they acknowledge it and follow it. Learn to emulate them.
4. Take advantage of online courses, coaches and mentors.
On Her Bookshelf
Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, by Kamal Ravikant
Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises From The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle
Connecting With Jessica Olmon
Facebook group: The Effortless Entrepreneur. Log on and ask to join.
“Great conversation, information, and helping people on their journey.”
Change Your Mindset Workbook at www.coursecorrected.com/mindset
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