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by Jay Reeves |

Take the 2016 Law Career Fitness Challenge

2016 law career fitness challengeWant to whip your law career into top shape?

Take the 2016 Law Career Fitness Challenge and get going!

Here’s how it works. Throughout the year we’ll be publishing a series of posts on what it takes to survive – and thrive – in today’s legal environment. Each post will present a specific challenge that you’ll likely face at some point in your career, along with training tips for meeting it.

Some of the challenges are designed to help you figure out what type of law you want to practice – or whether you even want to practice at all. Others will suggest best practices for job hunting. All of them will offer ways to strengthen existing law muscles and develop new ones.

The goal: a healthy career with a strong heart, sturdy legs and powerful core. At the end, there’s a self-test so you can gauge your career fitness level.

And while the Law Career Fitness Challenge was designed with law students in mind, it works just as well for recent graduates, new Bar admittees and even those considering applying to law school.

The 2016 Law Career Fitness Challenge

Here are the 20 challenges:

  1. Take Responsibility for Your Law Career
  2. Accept Reality
  3. Spend Time Each Day Doing Absolutely Nothing
  4. Get Started
  5. Know the Rules
  6. To Thine Own Self Be True
  7. When You’re Picking Grapes, Pick Grapes
  8. Never Misplace Your Keys, Phone or Wallet Again
  9. Maintain a Sense of Humor
  10. Go The Extra Mile
  11.  Budget Your Time and Money
  12.  Learn From Defeats
  13.  Practice Teamwork
  14.  Know When to Ask for Help
  15.  Have Controlled Attention
  16.  See With Creative Vision
  17.  Avoid the Deathtrap of Denial
  18.  Invest Your Energy in What You’re Good At
  19.  Keep Your Mind and Body Strong
  20.  Stay Positive

All of the challenges will be archived on our website for easy access. And it’s okay if you don’t do them all – a little bit of fitness is better than none at all.

And the 2016 Law Career Fitness Challenge comes fully guaranteed! No, we can’t promise that you’ll land your dream job – or any job, for that matter – after completing it. But we do guarantee you won’t be any worse off than when you started.

And who knows, you might even end up with a healthier career.

So thanks for being here. Now let’s get started!

About the Author

Jay Reeves

Jay Reeves practiced law in North Carolina and South Carolina. He was Legal Editor at Lawyers Weekly and Risk Manager at Lawyers Mutual. He is the author of The Most Powerful Attorney in the World, a collection of short stories from a law life well-lived, which as the seasons pass becomes less about law and liability and more about loss, love, longing, laughter and life's lasting luminescence.

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