Just do the next right thing

Who’d have thought I’d be taking inspiration for my latest blog from Frozen II? When you consider I battled with my husband to even let Frozen into our lives a few years ago, I wouldn’t have guessed it myself.

But with a 4 year old daughter who loves to dance and play pretend, the Frozen II soundtrack is on constant repeat in our house. (Ok, I’ll admit, I love singing along too. Although Moana is still my favourite!)

If you’re not familiar with the “next right thing” story, here’s the short version. In the darkest moment of the film, Anna is faced with uncertainty about what to do next after she thinks she has lost her sister Elsa. In the face of grief, sadness and uncertainty, Anna breaks into song (of course) and reminds herself to “do the next right thing.”

So what has a song about overcoming depression got to do with legal innovation? Good question.

One of the most common questions I’m asked is how to get started with turning ideas into action and implementing change in law firms.

My new answer is going to be “just do the next right thing.” (I may or may not sing.)

As with anything new, change in law firms can feel overwhelming. Of all the people I speak to there’s certainly no shortage of ideas, but uncertainty about taking the first step often prevents people getting started at all.

Remember, you don’t need to overhaul your entire business in one swoop. Just do the next right thing.

Change your pricing strategy for one service. Map a process in one area. Ask one customer for feedback. Publish one ad. Test one piece of tech. Experiment with flexible work with one staff member.

What next? Well, I hope you can guess the answer. But just in case, I’ll leave you with Anna’s wise words:

“And, with it done, what comes then?
When it’s clear that everything will never be the same again
Then I’ll make the choice to hear that voice
And do the next right thing”

Need help working out what “the next right thing” is for you? Book a discovery call to find out how I can help you not only work it out, but stay accountable and make sure you take that step!

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