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No. Vol. 49, No. 4 [Page 9]

Colorado Lawyer

April, 2020

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The InQuiring Lawyer, by Ron Sandgrund (Jan.-Mar. 2020)

Ron,

I am loving your entrepreneurial lawyer series! The first two articles have caught and held my attention and have resonated deeply with me— part 2 especially so. Both lawyers you profiled talk about the importance of your network and your relationships—with mentors, colleagues, and clients—as being fundamentally critical to success. This has been a topic near and dear to my heart. I truly think I am where I am in the legal profession because I networked and, as Christina Saunders said, that wasn't about the number of people on my list, but rather the deep and lasting connections I had with each of those people. My first role with WTO was the result of networking relationships I made here before joining! I can't say enough about how important it is.

I also thought Rex O'Neal's discussion of failure was critical. Failure goes hand in hand with success! When I left government practice and started out on my own it was with a big idea, one I still believe in, but I was also a crash and burn small business failure. Thankfully I failed up, because doing what I did demonstrated to the people in my network what I was about and how strongly I believed in my area of law, and that led them to think I was worth taking a risk on. Every...

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