Refocus Your Energy When Negativity Sets In
[00:00:00] I find it interesting that you have energy as one of those qualities, because in my experience, my energy seemed unprofessional. How do you manage when you have a lot of energy and others you work with don't?
Well, your energy can come across in your writing but I would just say,
your work product.
Your attention to detail. And what is that? That's energy.
Your enthusiasm for more information.
Your ability to constantly improve.
All these things can really help you get more energy.
I think just to a great extent. If you do a good job with all that, then you put your energy into things that people don't see.
Einstein, for example, I'm sure he may have been very good socially. I have no idea. His energy came across in his work and the attention to detail and his enthusiasm of the subject matter.
If you're in a law firm or a legal environment where everyone's very serious and upstate and the energy does seem professional, then you just make sure you put your energy into things like that.
And then if you don't like the [00:01:00] environment you're in, go somewhere else. I remember I'll never forget it. I told the story probably several times, but just one time I was interviewing with this law firm. They had these, very nice kind of partition offices in downtown Los Angeles in a skyscraper.
And they sat me in a very uncomfortable French, almost, dining room table type chair. For a long time, I was sitting there for 20 minutes, didn't hear a sound. And I just thought it was very unusual. Being in that kind of position talking to a firm like that and people certainly didn't seem like they have a lot of energy. They seem much too serious.
I did not like it. That's just a thought that I had, I don't know if I was working now, I guess I would have to do a very good job in my work, but you have to be careful.