6 Years Into a Journey

Be Present — Me and My Puppy

6 years ago, I walked into my new office at a Regus space in Cherry Hill, NJ. I can distinctly remember sitting down, opening up my laptop, and looking over at my phone saying, what was I thinking? I had been a COO of a 300-person company for almost 9 years and been in-house counsel for the 9 years before that. I hadn’t been in private practice since my first year as an attorney in the olden times — the late 90s when we still faxed letters and email wasn’t permissible for client communications. Now I was starting my own practice and knew that I wanted to do so much more but becoming a serial entrepreneur in my early 40s seemed a bit crazy.

Fast forward 6 years and there’s been a lot of learning and a lot of change and some successes and some failures, but I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.

There is a lot of bragging on social media about how many figure businesses people run. I really don’t believe in any of that, I’ve seen businesses doing $20 million in revenue that can’t pay a bill and businesses that maybe are $500,000 in revenues making $250,000 in profits. But I am proud of where I am and even more excited for where the next few decades will take me, so I’m going to boast a bit in my own way:

Successes:

  • The law firm is 6 years young, and we’ve stayed true to our core mission — to deliver outside general counsel services to the small and mid-sized business market on a pure subscription model basis

Learnings (failures)

  • Have not slept enough

Lessons Learned

Take stock of where you are and celebrate the small wins and the big wins.

Learn from the mistakes and move forward.

One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned in the past few years is through yoga, which I never thought I would practice, be present and grounded on your feet, don’t lean back into your heels into the past, and don’t reach too far forward onto your toes into the future.

Thank you to all those who have supported me along this journey; it’s only just getting started.

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dad, company exec, lawyer, social media novice, frequent advice giver and sometimes taker

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Marc Snyderman

dad, company exec, lawyer, social media novice, frequent advice giver and sometimes taker