Court Reporting Business for the Phoenix Summer

Have you lost the spark and passion you once had for court reporting? It might be time to take a look at what you?ve accomplished, where you want to take your business, and then step away for time off. Not sure if time off is in the budget? It should be and here?s why.?

Review Year-to-Date

?You can?t know where you?re going until you see how far you?ve come. Sounds like something from an inspirational poster but it also holds truth. Now is a good time of year to review your Phoenix court reporting business since the beginning of the year.

  • What goals did you have in January and what the status of those goals today?
  • How are you holding yourself accountable for professional development goals?
  • What was your earnings estimate? Have you met or beat it? If not, why not?

As you look at what you?ve accomplished year-to-date, give yourself credit where you?ve met goals or made improvements. Adjust the rest so it is attainable or take it off the list. You aren?t going to heat up your business by stressing over things out of your control so control what you can.?

Take Time Off?

When was the last time you took a day or a week off from work? It might sound counterintuitive but one of the best ways to recharge your mind is to take time away from the office. Studies show that when we take vacation time we?re actually more productive when we are at work. It?s akin to needing sleep for our bodies to function properly; our minds need time to relax and refresh. [Source]

Come Back Renewed and Focused

Even when you?re on vacation your mind is solving problems and improving creativity with what you?ve already been thinking about. Need a new office design? Stop thinking about it and the ideas will flow. Not sure how to land your ideal client? Step away from your desk for the afternoon; your mind will connect you with what you need to know to find that client. The truth is that our minds need time off to just blow off steam just like we do. When we return we?re refreshed and ready to take on the rest of the month and year.

Heat up your court reporting business for the Phoenix summer by taking inventory of what you?ve accomplished so far this year, what you want to get done, then relax and return focused on what?s most important in your business and your life. We can?t wait to hear about your adventures!

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At Herder & Associates, we specialize our services to fit your every need.?? Let us streamline your scheduling challenges of?your next deposition by calling us now at (480) 481-0649, and you will know the peace of mind that comes with relying on the most professional and respected court reporting and litigation support services available.

Some of the best things in life are unexpected. Whether that?s mentorship opportunities, career changes, or even love, you?ve got be aware of what?s around you so you can fully embrace what life has to offer.

Define Your Passion

What are you good at and what do you like doing? For a long time I was in jobs that involved numbers and after being laid off discovered that what I really loved about my jobs wasn?t in the job descriptions. I realized my passion was people and words and not numbers and analysis. I identified people in my life who could guide me; they became my mentor team. Now I pay it forward to others who are seeking a new career.

Thinking about making a change? If you?re in a career that isn?t fulfilling but know you?re focused, detail oriented, professional, punctual, and driven, consider a career in court reporting.

Make a List of Experiences

When I say make a list of experiences, I challenge you to list not only professional experience but personal as well. Are you a speaker at business networking events? Do you admin a group on social media? Are you the person your peers call for advice? Think about what you share with everyone in your life because not every skill on your resume is developed through professional experience; sometimes it?s what you learn outside the office that?s meaningful to others, especially when mentorship opportunities come your way.

Unexpected is Often the Best

When I met the man who is now my husband neither of us was looking for love. We were spending time with a friend we had in common when we discovered we really liked being with each other. That can happen with mentorship opportunities as well.

  • You meet someone at a social event and they?re looking for a new career.
  • A member of a LinkedIn group for freelancers asks a question about how to manage their time and you offer your best practices.
  • A friend calls and asks how you?re able to work from home and you tell them how you schedule your days, weeks, and months so you can work while also taking care of home and family.

These are all unexpected opportunities to mentor others. Mentoring another court reporter doesn?t have to be a formal program. It can be answering questions in a Facebook group or sharing your experience via blog post. Whether you know it or not, you?re probably a mentor. To that I say, keep up the good work!

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