In 2020, Ben Glass published a remarkable book, Live Life Big, a User's Guide. Ben wrote the book to give hope both to the many injured and disabled clients that BenGlassLaw serves, but also as a "life guide" to the young high school, college and law school students that he mentors each year.
Now, many lawyers, entrepreneurs and other non-clients have read the book and benefitted from it.
When Ben began to build BenGlassLaw, back in 1995 (after working with and for other lawyers for 12 years) he wanted to build a business that was more than just a law firm, he wanted to build a "business where people will thrive."
Sure, the firm is very, very good at what it does, but Ben realized long ago that what great lawyers can really give to their clients is a framework for overcoming adversity, using obstacles as opportunities and makeing sure that no matter how the legal case turns out (and most turn out very well), the client has goals and opportunities for moving on in a very positive way.
Live Life Big, a User's Guide are reflections from Ben's own success journal, an insight as to how he and other highly successful entrepreneurs have overcome adversity, not let the "Debbie Downers" of the world depress them and learned to live a life that inspires others.
[If you don't have a copy yet, call our office. This book is only available directly from the firm, and it is a free gift from Ben.]
Here is what one client, who was facing a number of health challenges, wrote, after reading the book and using some of its strategies:
I am writing today to tell you how much your last book, Life Life Big, and your philosphies have helped me....
You actually got me through some tough times over the last few months, and continue to do so today (and probably tomorrow and on and on)you see. At the age of 50 I had a heart attack, followed by hospitalizations, followed by erroneous release from the hospital, followed by readmittance, following by a double bypass, followed by my first (of several, evidently) lung sack drainage procedures which involves much courage and a long needle in the back. You may not believe this, but all this has not been nearly as fun as it sounds.
I was in the local hospital and also INOVA Fairfax Hospital for over a month, with lots of horror at home while in the hospital i kept a REALLY great attitude. The nurses loved me so much so that they started to linger during my check-ups and even coming to my room to chart. this is one thing I learned from you and that is not to let people steal your time.
I needed to sleep and mend! So my version of not answering the phone and being less accessible was to keep the door closed and not answer the phone! I continue to not answer the phone at home. It drives visitors crazy, but why should i stop what I am doing for a phone call when I have an answering system? It is so logical. I wonder why we are all slaves to the phone?
Also, I only hung with the positive patients. The ones that were much further along in their recovery than i was. It really worked. Who wants to hang with a bunch of sick people, anyway? I later learned they had gone through a much lessor surgery than I had and here iIthought they were just real troopers. Oh well! Worked for me!
Well, I certainly don't want to be a time thief, so I'll close. i just wanted you to know that attorneys and entrepreneurs aren't the only ones who can catch on to your terrific advice.