I’m writing this process piece because I’m going full virtual in my businesses. It’s been a long time since I wrote one of these process articles. I stopped because I was going through a really rough time.
Where I left off, I was going to start laying out the financials, both personal and business. That’s my new homework, and I’ll get to that.
Why I’m Going Full Virtual
I’m very happy to announce that I’m transitioning into stay at home dad! My wife and I welcomed our new baby Sabrina into our hearts and home on March 23, 2022. We’re happily taking a few months to settle in, and then my wife goes back to work late August. At that point, our plan is I am the primary caregiver during the day, working during naps and in the evenings.
What Going Full Virtual Means
In the past, in-person networking was a big part of my marketing strategy. Additionally, I’d occasionally go to court, host events, and host clients at my office. For the immediately future, I’m not doing any of these things, with a couple notable exceptions.
- I’m hosting regular community days where I draft people’s estate plans. I’ve found I can offer a much lower price if I do many of these all at the same time.
- I’m going to be hosting my law firm’s 10 year anniversary at my favorite local bar Beer Tooth. I can’t skip celebrating 10 years!
Besides these minor changes, there’s not a lot I had to do to go full virtual. The difference is I work out of my guest bedroom or dining room instead of an office. To aid in efficiency, I’ve started using Calendly and Docusign a lot more. These simply automate and standardize certain parts of my practice. They’d be worthwhile improvements no matter how I conduct my business.