The Chaotic Life of an Entrepreneur and Small Business Owner

Being a small business owner is crazy hectic. Despite our best efforts, we always seem to be pulled in one direction or another on a daily basis.

The needs of our customers and clients and the demands of ongoing administration, marketing, and paying the bills never stop. For many, doing all this while balancing personal obligations tugs without relief on our hearts, minds, and souls.

This is a reality. This is what it’s like to own a small business and be an entrepreneur.

And it’s all OK.

When I first started practicing law way back in 1986, a partner in a big firm said, “Mitch, get ready to spend the rest of my career trying to get caught up.”

He was right. I’ve never been fully caught up since that day.

You may feel the same way. I want you to know that you’re not alone.

I believe there’s a difference between being caught up and keeping things manageable and under control.

In the law (yes this is a business), we’re all dealing with continually evolving facts, laws, calendars, and jurors. Change and uncertainty are constants.

But here’s the deal. I wouldn’t have it any other way. There’s always something new each day, and I haven’t been bored in more than three decades of practice.

The art of enjoying your business and practicing effective time management is to understand and embrace controlled chaos. Do what you enjoy doing and for the most part, delegate everything else out.

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Understand that you don’t have to be in control of everything.

Appreciate the reality that when all said and done, the sun will come up tomorrow and everything you didn’t get to today can probably be done tomorrow, the next day or maybe even next week.

It’s OK.

Most concerns of small business owners are just first world problems.

When I’m neck deep in controlled chaos, I try to do what Mike the Milkman suggested long ago. Do this, and you’ll be just fine.

I promise. I speak from experience.

I’ve been there. Hell, I’m still there. I’ve just learned not to let all of the nagging first world problems get under my skin.

Embrace the opportunity and excitement of having your own business. Enjoy the journey, take care of your customers and clients, and always keep moving forward.

By the way, if this post made sense to you and, you think I added a bit of perspective to owning a small business and being an entrepreneur, feel free to click here to share this post on Twitter 😉

Mitch Jackson, Esq.
LegalMinds.lawyer

Fantastic Wrap-Up of My Webinar with Clearview Social Founder, Adrian Dayton!

Several weeks ago, Clearview Social founder, Adrian Dayton, hosted his webinar, “Social Sharing 2.0: 9 Tips to Generate New Business From Sharing to LinkedIn.” He was accompanied by “Streaming Lawyer” and Rainmaker Mitch Jackson.

Here is a fantastic summary of what Adrian and Mitch discussed. Enjoy!

Click here to get access to the original full interview.

Should You Copyright Protect Your Blog Posts?

This week’s topic on the LegalHour.live (each Wednesday at 2 pm ET) revolved around the need for bloggers to consider copyrighting their blog posts. We also walked you through each step you need to take to get this done.

With 1.8K views in the first 24 hours, I think Joey and I covered a hot topic this week. Watch by clicking here!


The legalHour.live is not all about business and law. Sometimes we like to have a bit of fun!

Playing Around with the New Snap Spectacles

These are the new #Snap second-generation #Spectacles. I can’t wait to test out the HD video and photos during my next beach run (you are following me at running.lawyer right?)

I just shared a short video over at my LegalMinds Mastermind.

While I’m not sure if my jurors, judge, and opposing counsel, are ready right now to let me share my inside the courtroom trial experiences with you on Snap, please rest assured that when they are, it’s “game on” 😉

Join me for more pics and videos over on Snap (I’m CA_Lawyer)