First, is seeing my clients admitted into stretch law schools or any solid or safety law schools with substantial scholarships.
The second way I know if I’m succeeding is through feedback.
This week I received an email from Alice. She decided to take my online class, Write Your Personal Statement in 7 Days. This is the email Alice sent me after taking the class.
Peg, I really want to let you know that this course is really helpful so far. To be honest, I had some doubts with taking online courses, until I’ve decided to give it a try after hearing such great things about you from Jane.
What’s really helping me is that you seem to perfectly understand the pressure that an applicant is going through. After taking the LSAT, I was really mentally exhausted and couldn’t keep up with preparing my statement. I felt as if I became a failure and couldn’t stand up by myself until I’ve enrolled into this class.
I needed someone to provide me a to-do list, that not only releases the pressure and stressful feelings I have, but also gives me the motivation to start. I’m on my sixth day, and I’m almost done with my draft. As you said, it has been an encouraging process.
Now looking back, I think the title of this course is really motivating as well… “Write your personal statement in 7 days.” Who would have thought that would be possible? I guess my doubts were that I didn’t believe that I could get a clearer picture of my statement within five days.
Well begun is half done. I feel much better now (although I need endless revision/check ups/reviews/etc), but most importantly I feel like I have control over this application process. It isn’t stressful as it was earlier.
For now, my goal is to submit by the end of this weekend, and I believe it has been possible due to all of your great advice. As much as I needed some “You can do it!” encouragement, I definitely needed your “Try this. You will make it” type of advice.
When I read Alice’s feedback, especially the lines: “I feel like I have control over this application process. It isn’t as stressful as it was earlier…” it makes my heart sing.
That’s what it’s all about.
Taking conscious action.
Feeling less stress.
Making your way forward one step at a time.
Like Alice, if you are feeling stressed about writing your personal statement for law school and you’re not sure where to turn for help, I hope you’ll check out my class, Write Your Personal Statement in 7 Days. I think you’ll be surprised by how much you can learn and accomplish in just one week.