Harmonson Law Firm - February 2019

FEB 2019



Off to a Running Start

T he end of last year was certainly busy for our family. My wife and I welcomed a baby boy, Winn, in October, and we moved into a new home to better accommodate the baby and our two older kids. With so much going on, I’ve taken a little break from some of my hobbies, namely running.

for 3 -4 days a week and going on longer runs on the weekends — pushing myself harder with each run.

When it comes to setting goals, pushing yourself harder is an important part of the process. Right at the end of 2018, I started thinking about what I wanted to accomplish in 2019, particularly for the law firm. One of my big goals is to bring in new clients. I know our firm is great at what we do and I want to push our firm to handle more cases this year, which will help us grow and allow us to assist more people like you. I sat down with my journal and wrote it all out. When you set goals, the more detailed you can be, the better. You need to outline a plan from the get-go rather than trying to figure it out later. As you work toward a goal, circumstances may change, and you may need to restrategize. Journaling is a great way to keep track of your progress, too. Every day or week, block off a little time to write down what you did to work toward your goal and what you plan to do next. I’ve found journaling helps keep my goals top of mind, which may be one of the most important aspects when working toward an ambition. The big holiday of this month is Valentine’s Day. It’s a great reminder to share our appreciation with loved ones — though that’s important to do year-round. Sheri and I have to plan to spend time together as a couple, especially with the birth of Winn. With three kids, it can be hard to really take a day for yourself, but with a little planning we usually make it happen. The spirit of Valentine’s lives every day in our household, and I hope it does in yours, as well. —Clark Harmonson

Of course, working in law keeps me very busy throughout the year. I’m always ready to help our clients through a tough time and get them what they need to move forward with their lives. But no matter the job, it is important to strike a balance between work and life. In the past, running has helped me keep that balance. As an avid runner, I have nine half- marathons and one full marathon under my belt. One goal I’ve set for myself for the new year is to run at least two half-marathons. I haven’t done much running since Winn was born in October, though I did manage a half- marathon in 2018. I even ran 8–9 miles on the weekends leading up to his birth. It is important for me to schedule a race date to provide the daily motivation to run. Looking ahead to 2019, I’m eager to get back out there. There’s a half-marathon at White Sands Missile Range in March that I intend on running. That would be a great way to kick off the new year. All I need to do is stick with my training regimen, which consists of going on short runs

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