Hi Falen, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
Falen Cox: My definition of success has changed over time, and I imagine that it will continue to evolve as I get older, wiser, and have different experiences. I also think that there are different types of success and different ways to be successful. As it relates to difference types of success, sometimes it depends on where you start; it’s not always a clear finish line and sometimes, even if there is a clear finish lines success might not require reaching it. For example, in my work as an attorney I might have a client who is in a situation where the odds are stacked against him/her. Given the circumstances, we might not always be able to win every count or recover every dollar. However, sometimes winning some counts and recovering some dollars is a successful outcome; the counts that you do win, and the dollars that you do recover could be just enough to make a difference–to me, that’s success. On the other hand, if a client is an advantageous position and we don’t win every count or recover every dollar, that might not be a success because where we started and what we had to work with was different. I take the same approach in business. Not every process that we try or service that we offer will stick; sometimes we’ll lose money or valuable time. But, if we find a better way to do things or refine our services to those that people need then then it was a success.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Falen Cox: I am 1/3 owner of Cox, Rodman, & Middleton a boutique law firm in Savannah, Georgia practicing personal injury, criminal defense, family law, and other general matters.
I am most proud to have started this firm. I have wanted to be a lawyer since 3rd grade. It wasn’t until I started the firm that I realized how much I wanted to be and enjoyed being an entrepreneur. I remember coming to the office on our very first day open and sitting at my desk with nothing but a laptop and the phone numbers of 2 prospective clients who had, thank God, waited for me. Almost 5 years later, we have 2 employees and are looking to hire a 3rd. There have been days (that turned into weeks) when I thought this wouldn’t work, but so far it has.