Chances are good that, given the circumstances of the pandemic, you are now well versed in the art of remote work. Have you considered taking your talents to freelance for the additional freedoms of making your own schedule, expanding your professional network, and potentially increasing your earnings? If not, it might be time to entertain the thought. Freelancers aren't bound by the traditional nine-to-five racket and have the potential to charge a premium for their skill sets. But are you ready? Freelancing also requires the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, a solid workflow from clients, and impeccable communication skills. Worried freelancing might be too big of a leap? Luckily, our friends at ZenBusiness have crafted this flowchart to help you see if freelancing could be right for you, as well as some tips for taking the leap.
We all know the saying “practice makes perfect,” but what we all don’t know is the specific type of practice needed to reach perfection—and that’s called “deliberate practice. ”
In 1993, Swedish psychologist Anders Ericsson concluded that 10,000 hours of deliberate practice activates dormant genes leading to physical and cognitive adaptation—and thus is the key to exceptional achievement.
If you are a 1L, don't miss this chance to hear from experts at top law firms as they discuss legal careers, law school advice, and diversity initiatives!
It’s never too early to start planning for your legal career—even if you are only in the first semester of your 1L year.