A lull in incoming cases during this time does not mean attorney Joe Shannon of Shannon Law Group is taking his foot off the gas — if anything, he’s pushing himself and his team even MORE.
From challenging his attorneys to write a book to releasing his own podcast, in the latest installment of Leading Through Adversity, Joe shares the initiatives he has put in place to continue raising the bar, despite current circumstances.
2:13 – Write a book. “I challenged every lawyer that works here to write a book every two years. We already had three books out, and a couple of lawyers are almost finished with their books. One’s on insurance, dealing with insurance companies. Another one’s on our vaccine practice.”
4:28 – Never fear failure. “You have to have no fear of failure. You can’t be paralyzed by something going wrong. Our courts are closed and businesses are closed. This is an ambiguous situation that none of us could have foreseen. There’s a response to be defensive and to sit back and let things happen to you. I learned a long time as an athlete that either you’re going to be the hammer or the nail.”
6:43 – Create a podcast. “The podcast is called ‘Opening Statement with Joe Shannon.’ It’s different for my law firm. In these segments when I am interviewing lawyers, for example, I want to know who they are as people. When somebody hires a law firm, a lot of times in my experience they’re hiring the lawyer rather than the law firm. I like to get behind the scenes: behind what motivates them, habits they have, and important strategies that they use.”
8:56 – Stand together. “This has been a very difficult time. My heart goes out to all of the restaurant owners, airline workers, retail people, and all those types of people because a lot of these people are going to go out of business. As Americans, we’ve got to stand with these people locally, and do the most we can. For us, we made a decision early on that we weren’t going to lay anybody off.”
9:54 – Lead by example. “You can lead people by example or you can lead people by words. I’ve got six kids, and I don’t believe any of them listen to a word I say. But I know that they’re going to watch what I do. How you respond in adversity is how you will respond down the road when things are going well. You want to know how people are when there’s adversity.”
14:38 – Time is an investment. “There’s a lot of stuff that you can do for free, but your time is worth a lot of money. If you’re going to invest in something, work hard at it. Don’t do a thousand things. Do one thing or two things really well, and then go with it. That’s our approach.”
If you’re viewing this challenging situation the same way Joe and Michael are, text Michael directly at 404–531–7691 to tell him your thoughts.