1) What is your Check Your Game Story?
–> When I was an associate at a law firm for about 8 years, I started to realize I needed a major change in my work situation if I wanted a different life for me and my family. I was commuting a great deal, working all the time, struggling a bit financially, and not spending much time with my young family. I reached out to many people including those with much more life experience to seek their advise and help. After at least a year or more of collaborating with these very same people, it lead me to start my own law firm which changed my life. I have now been practicing for 10 years at my own law firm which has allowed me a great deal more freedom, happiness, and quality time with my family.
“Lee, thanks for sharing this. It takes a lot of humility to let people know that you needed help and advise but you didn’t care and reached out. That takes a lot of guts and obviously that decision has led you to what sounds like a successful law firm which gives you the freedom for your family. You know in sports, it seems pretty macho to not ask for help and just suck it up but if those out there who are reading your story would reach out sooner than later, I’m pretty sure good things will happen eventually. And for those who don’t know you Lee, I need to share that you were a great athlete! I knew this probably around 5th or 6th grade when I played soccer with you and you were the star of our team. Left wing I believe and I think you were a lefty at least with your foot. Anyway, you were a great athlete at soccer and then obviously in tennis in high-school, college and then onto the professional ranks. So for those kids and young adults, you’ve got a great athlete who is also a very confident guy who finally reached out and asked for help so don’t be embarrassed to do the same in any area of life you might be struggling with! Thanks again Lee for your transparency and way to Check Your Game!” Gary Rogers
2) If you could give advice to a current athlete, what advice would that be?
–> Don’t be afraid to ask for help. You’ll realize that almost everyone you seek out has been in a similar situation and as a result of shared life experiences will be willing to help you in small and big ways. And don’t be discouraged if things don’t happen right away. Just keep at it.