5 things I wish someone told me when I first started as a lawyer
5 things I wish someone told me when I first started as a lawyer by Lance Rogers
- Remember to balance your life. Not just a work/life balance. There’s more to it than that. You need to set your priorities and remember not to neglect any one of them along the way.
- Sometimes opportunities will present themselves in ways that may not seem immediately gratifying. Don’t ignore these opportunities. For example, a job that pays less or is a lateral move might be the best way to reach your goals. Keep an open mind and don’t be blinded by the immediate results.
- Things are rarely as bad (or good) as they seem at any one moment in time. We have a tendency to dwell on present circumstances and lack the ability to look at the big picture. Remember this when things feel unsettled.
- Planning for the future is important but living in the now is important too. Set some bucket list items and start checking them off the list now. Life is short.
- Mistakes are not always bad. If you pay attention and learn from them, they might be the best thing that could have happened. Remember your mistakes and, more importantly, the lessons you learned from them!
What drives Attorney Lance Rogers?
Helping people. Sounds cliché, I know. There are few professions in the world where you can have as large an impact in someone’s life as the practice of law. People typically seek an attorney as a last resort and in dire need of help. I’m reminded of that on a daily basis, I’m humbled to be able to help, I take the responsibility seriously and it helps me drive towards a great result for my clients.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
In 2014, I worked with the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, Claude Giroux, to establish The Claude Giroux Foundation, a nonprofit charity organization founded to save, support, and enhance the lives of struggling kids in the Philadelphia area and beyond. I have served as CEO of the Foundation since its inception. Through fundraising events and outreach, we’re able to partner athletes with important service providers in communities to help kids in need. Our focus is on helping children affected by serious illness or emotional and behavioral challenges, with all donations directly supporting local children’s hospitals, pediatrics research, and institutions supporting at-risk youth. To date, we have raised and contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars and have made a difference in many young lives.