We had the good fortune of connecting with Anna Burr and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anna, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
It’s easy to get lost in trying to balance working “in” the business and working “on” the business. Rather than leaving each day up to chance, keeping a planner with a master list of “to-do’s” is very helpful. If I have been diligent in planning out my day, I’m much more productive. The work also has a natural ebb and flow. When the workload is down, that’s a great time to focus on marketing, client experience, and improving systems. Now that so much of my work is at home, improving the work environment has also been important to success. And I think people forget about the natural sounds of working in an office and how different it can be transitioning into a quieter, home environment. Adding background noise has made a huge difference in my productivity, which translates into greater success.
What should our readers know about your business?
My law firm that specializes in Personal Injury and Estate Planning. We are a client-focused practice, which sounds obvious for a law firm, but its surprising how many firms are driven by money over empathy. The legal process can be very confusing to the average person, and they’re generally not calling a lawyer because things are going well. Taking the time to explain what’s happening so clients can make the best decisions for themselves is important to me and my practice. I think it’s a big reason why most of my business is driven by client referrals. Very little in this practice is easy – I’m often the bearer of discouraging news simply because of how the system is set up. If I’ve built trust with my clients and they know I’m looking out for them, it makes the process easier.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First we’d go on an ice cream tour! Magill’s World of Ice Cream and The Inventing Room are a couple of my favorites! To burn off the sugar rush, a hike is in order – I love Castlewood Canyon. If we’re not in a pandemic, Red Rocks is a must. And for dinner, Avanti or Stanley Marketplace has something for everyone.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are so many communities I rely on! I have an awesome network of women lawyers who offer a supportive, non-judgmental forum for questions and gripes. And definitely my family – managing the chaos of running a law firm and raising children doing remote learning would be impossible without my husband and “the grandmas” to help.
Josh Kuehl, Dylan Burr