42. Control Your Destiny While Helping Others
Russell C. Ford
Ever since clerking for a small, business immigration firm during his time at Tulane Law School, Russell C. Ford was taken with the idea of being an entrepreneurial lawyer in a practice focusing on helping people. Controlling his own destiny while helping others has consistently motivated his career, he recalls.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
Working at a large law firm’s immigration practice, Russell connected with four like-minded colleagues who shared a sense that there had to be a different, better way than just racking up billable hours and selling. “Working together really wasn’t like work. Our similar mentality has just worked out for us.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
Equally impactful was realizing the life of a sports agent really was not for him, and later concluding at the large law firm where he was working that there never would be a “good time” for vacation and family life. His children would be grown and he’d still be slaving away.
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“In business for myself, I can’t think of anything more fun and better to do than to get out there and meet with and get to know a lot of people, have conversations and learn about their businesses and their families, and figure out a way to help them.”
On His Bookshelf
Powerful Strategies for Transforming Your Practice, by Gerald Riskin with David H. Maister
The E-Myth Attorney: Why Most Legal Practices Don’t Work and What to Do About It, by Michael E. Gerber, Robert Armstrong, J.D., and Sanford Fisch, J.D.
Connecting With Russell C. Ford
Russell C. Ford
Go to www.russellcford.com and download a free report on immigration.
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