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Overcoming intellectual impasses like a bawse. | I am what an Intellectual Property Attorney looks like.
After all, it’s been too long and I may need to reintroduce myself.
Alum of the top litigation firm in the Country.
And here I am…still not able to figure this
sh*t growth opportunity out.
You thought you’ve matured past this point.
You thought this time it was going to be easier.
After all, it took way too long to get the task done the last time you faced it.
But not only was it harder this time, you had to ask for even more assistance than the last time.
As a business and law firm owner, I’ve confronted this situation more times than I care to admit (okay, about four times last week, but who’s counting?)….
And if your experience is anything like mine, you’re going to love this Founders’ Letter this week.
This week, we’re going to chat about three effective ways to figure out the seemingly “unfigureoutable,” particularly as you continue to grow and scale on your entreprenuership journey.
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Victoria will shed light on the often-misunderstood world of private investing.
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Or perhaps you're seeking to navigate the intricate landscape of IP with confidence and clarity?
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Whether you're an aspiring changemaker or an established entrepreneur, this is your opportunity to dive deep into the world of IP and licensing for social good.
Introduction to IP Licensing for Social Impact
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Beyond the Basics: Social Impact Licenses Explored
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Success Stories: Licensing and Social Impact
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When we’re about to undergo something challenging, we’ll often have more questions than answers.
How do I properly format my work?
What should I charge for this service?
Is there a “right way” it’s supposed to be done?
Having questions is a good thing.
It means you’re curious and trying to build a foundation upon which to navigate the challenging terrain you’re called to navigate.
And in many cases, it can be an effective tactic.
For example, my law school teachers used to tell me the first step in writing my third year thesis was to simply pull out a blank piece of paper and write the questions or thoughts I had.
Thought the question is irrelevant? I wrote it anyways.
Thought my “thought” would lead to a dead end, research-wise? I wrote it anyways.
In the end, I got one of the highest grades in the class, because I was willing to explore the unknown.
Clearing your mind of the questions and thoughts potentially stymying your progress will allow for forward movment through what could a paralyzing and harrowing task.
And forward movement is progress.
Wanna know my hack for getting a superstar mentor?
Start by asking a single laser focused question.
Remember that list of questions we just talked about?
You have a wealth of questions you can use to initiate meaningful conversation.
With my list of questions in hand, my law school journey included hopping on Linkedin to find colleagues or mentors in my field, all for the purposes of asking if they have 2 - 3 minutes to answer a question of mine.
Because in our fast paced world, 30 minutes can seem like an eternity, but 2 -3 minutes is not a huge sacrifice in the eyes of many.
Once they answer this question, I show immediate appreciation, and then ask if they are open to a follow up question (which is really the next question on my list).
I have not had anyone who has said no to me so far.
Reaching out to those who came before you, and vulnarably conceding you “don’t know what you don’t know” is an effective way to receive the support you need to figure out the “unfigureoutable.”
People are there to support you on your journey to purpose.
Ever heard the advice “sleep on it” when you’re in the middle of a challenging task?
It’s really sound advice, backed in science, I’ve learned.
According to the New York Times, people struggling to make complex decisions do best when they let their unconcious take over.
Indeed, people process an enormous amount of information unconsciously -- when people take this wealth of “under-the-radar information,” and combine it with deliberately studied facts and impressions, they may make astute judgments that they would not otherwise form.
Letting my unsconcious do the work has been incredibly powerful as I scaled Firm for the Culture and served more intellectual property clients (240+ and counting!); it allowed me to temporarily put aside difficult decisions while I built my confidence from relatively easier tasks.
Let the unconscious brain work; you get to trust yourself this time.
As I continue on this entrepreneurial journey, I realize that the journey of figuring out hard things is simply par for the course.
Being able to figure out hard things makes me a better lawyer, sister, partner, and friend.
So even as we navigate tasks that in the moment feel daunting…
Just know that we are made all the more better because we didn’t give up.
We at Firm for the Culture are here to guide, support, and walk alongside you every step of the way.
What are some of the most “unfigureoutable” things you figured out recently?
Share in the comments below!
And when you’re ready to protect your unique contribution to the culture, including protecting the bold brand you’re building, reach out to us.
Thanks for reading.
See you next time.