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Ideally, success in the workplace is being able to say 'yes' to the question: Is the world a better place because of the work that we did today? For leaders, the answer isn't just personal. It’s the manifestation of a dream–to build something that solves people’s problems and makes their lives better. Our mission at Rocket Lawyer is to make the law affordable and simple so that everyone can access justice–and success in our collective careers will be measured by our daily actions and our ability to make good on our promises. 

Anyone who has had to deal with our legal system knows it's broken–mostly because of high costs and outdated processes. Rocket Lawyer is committed to bringing down the cost of justice so that it is within everyone’s reach. That is the value that we bring to our customers.

'Value' is a word that we think about a lot. We envision value as a circle–starting with the value provided to our customers, which passes to our partners, and then to our wider community. As a team, we have this shared vision of value and we work together, everyday, to make affordable legal help accessible to our customers so that they can spend their time building successful businesses and caring for loved ones. Tahera Christy, a longtime customer, is a great example of this. She is the founder of a non-profit to support women in homeless shelters and halfway houses. In March 2020, she launched her second business, Love Amour Propre, during the COVID-19 pandemic with the help of Rocket Lawyer products and services.

It takes a talented team, dedicated to a shared vision, to execute on our mission. This is why we place so much importance on commitment and culture. "Give, and it shall be given unto you." 

The concept here is not unlike the basketball give-and-go, which, in my humble opinion, is the best play in any team sport. The player with the ball passes it to a teammate and then cuts to the basket–more often than not, getting the ball back to score with a much easier shot than if they had tried to create the opportunity solo.

Along those lines, we're always thinking about how we give value before thinking about how we get it. Whether empowering our customers or developing talent on our team, we want to be able to look at each other and say: We did better today.

So, for us, the bottom line definition of success at work comes down to how much we give. Did we use the day to take one step closer to justice for all? 

Originally posted on LinkedIn Pulse: #ConversationsforChange: Success in the Workplace Means Giving

This article contains general legal information and does not contain legal advice. Rocket Lawyer is not a law firm or a substitute for an attorney or law firm. The law is complex and changes often. For legal advice, please ask a lawyer.

Charley Moore
Charley Moore
Founder and CEO, Rocket Lawyer

Charley is the Founder and CEO of Rocket Lawyer Incorporated. His experience as an attorney representing startups exposed him to both the high cost and high value of great legal advice. So, he started Rocket Lawyer to deliver high value legal services at a price nearly everyone can afford. Today, Rocket Lawyer is one of the most widely used legal services in the world, with operations in the United States and the United Kingdom. Charley has been engaged in Internet law and business since beginning his career as an attorney at Venture Law Group in Menlo Park, California. He represented Yahoo! (IPO), WebTV Networks (acquired by Microsoft) and Cerent Corporation (acquired by Cisco Systems) at critical early stages and was the founder of Onstation Corporation (acquired by The Cobalt Group). Charley graduated from the United States Naval Academy (BS) and the University of California at Berkeley (Juris Doctorate). He served as a U.S. Naval officer and is a Gulf War veteran. He currently serves on the board of directors at Matriculate.

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