When I think about the past moments with progressive development, I see the presence of love and support. Is it a mutual relationship? Once you develop close colleagues, so that we can complement each other's development?
The answer is yes. One very successful attorney that I know quite well has described to me what he calls a pack of wolves that he has started in his firm Meaning young attorneys that share a business together and go out and support one another and have each other's backs.
And yes, you should be supporting the development of other people around you. Now, developing friends, allies, mentors are all extremely important. The problem is too many people believe that all their success is just about them. One of the things that are funny is if you ask most CEOs of large companies, like what is the greatest moment of your career?
A lot of them will say, the greatest moment of my career was when I became CEO, which is crazy. When you think about it, if you ask most coaches, what is the greatest moment of your career? The greatest moment of the career of a coach is going to be when they want a certain championship or when they did something really well and that sort of thing.
When their team did something very well and they're thinking about the group, that means that the coach is on the side of the group. And it's the same thing with the best people in a lot of professions. The answer, what is the greatest moment of your career for an attorney should not be, when I made partner, when I got this big book of business when I did this, it should be when I did, really well for something or something for a client.
So supporting clients, supporting your peers, and so forth is very important.