Episode 99: Charting Paralegal Success – A Reflection on 2023

In this episode of the Paralegals on Fire! Podcast Show, Ann discusses the importance of charting paralegal success by celebrating accomplishments and measuring progress in order to stay motivated and avoid feeling overwhelmed. 

Show Highlights Include:

  • Discover “The Gap and The Gain” from the book by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy.
  • Learn how living in “The Gap” means constantly focusing on what hasn’t been achieved yet, while living in “The Gain” involves appreciating how far one has come. 
  • How to leave the comparison game behind and see your progress in a new light
  • Get strategies for training your brain to see the gain

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Your Actionable Strategy

  1. Instead of making a long list of goals for the upcoming year, begin charting paralegal success by taking a moment to celebrate and appreciate what you have accomplished in the past year.
  2. Train your brain to see the gain by focusing on how far you have come rather than constantly comparing yourself to others.
  3. Write down three wins every day to remind yourself of your progress and achievements.
  4. Measure your progress against your own journey and growth, rather than comparing yourself to others.

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Ann Pearson is the Founder of Paralegal Boot Camp and the host of this podcast show to give paralegals the insights, tips, and strategies to fast-track their paralegal careers.

As a former paralegal and paralegal manager, Ann gives her insights from different perspective so that you can advance your paralegal career and bypass some of the learning curve.

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