The paradigm shift within legal is huge right now; innovation and simplification of everyday processes are being turned over to technology, law schools are implementing these practices early on, and lawyers are freaking out.
Imagine you’re a four year old who just learned what a Twinkie was, fell in love with this old-time dessert, and then November 2012 rolled around...the Twinkie disappeared and you were beside yourself with confused emotions. The legal tech paradigm shift is kind of like that, except we don’t foresee a shelf restock in the future. Old law practices are being cut from the legal diet, but it’s actually good news: it’ll revamp your lifestyle just like yoga centers you, kale can be blended to taste bearable, and your ROC wrinkle cream makes you forget those dark eye circles ever existed.
Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-author of the #1 bestselling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and cofounder of TalentSmart posted an excerpt from his book about the fixed mind-set v. a growth mind-set. People with fixed mind-sets tend to approach things that make them look smart, they avoid challenges, give up easily, aren’t very concerned with how much effort they put forth, and ignore feedback. Those with growth mind-sets desire to learn, embrace challenges, put forth effort that will result in them learning something new, and also want constructive criticism.
Those failing to embrace this new wave of legal trends in innovation and technology approach their challenges with a fixed mind-set, while those growth mind-set folks roll with the punches and find ways to benefit from innovation.
Check out all of the cool online services, news sources, and other legal trends that are changing how we handle legal and paving the way for more innovation to come:
Deal Management and Filing:
Streamlining and Regulation:
Nurture the growth mind-set, and you could be on the path to so many types of greatness. Not just in business or law, but all aspects of your career. One day, you’ll look back and laugh at your fixed mind-set and refusal to implement new practices into whatever area you want to improve. Just depends on how soon you want to laugh.