Yesterday, at the end of my one-hour consultation with a potential client, wherein I told him I will review his case and get back to him, the potential client asks, “Will you get Mr. Binks to help you review my claim or is it just you?”
I sat there for about a solid minute staring back at him in disbelief. There were so many things wrong with that sentence, I took some time to process.
I could share my resume with you. I won’t. I’m qualified.
I worked my butt off in law school, had several internships, and worked for a mega firm until I decided to go solo. I have experience, the know-how and the skills to get the job done. I should make a commercial.
Despite the fact that I know this about myself, one small-minded client really shook me.
If he only knew.
If he only knew the work I put into this, and the many hats I wear everyday. I’m an attorney, paralegal, administrative assistant, receptionist, counselor, file clerk, book-keeper, office manager and partner rolled into one – just at the office.
I Run This.
I maintained calm, and responded knowing what is truer than any assumption he could ever make of me:
“Yes, just me.”
“Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” — Eleanor Roosevelt