David, Don't Look at This Thread!

Hey yall — David is coming up on his one-year anniversary of shuttering his law practice and becoming a full-time MacSparky. I’m going to do a Q&A with him on an upcoming episode and would love to take your questions! Fire away below!


Do you find it harder to stay focused without external deadlines from your law clients? Or is the Apple release schedule enough to keep you busy?

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What’s under your desk?


What’s your favorite part of the day?

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What aspects of the new space are you using more and less than expected?

Have you inspired any former clients to make a similar change?

Do you snack differently during work as a non-lawyer?

Do you ever find yourself reading about your legal field for fun, now that there’s no pressure?

As you considered making this move, what was most frightening, and how did you move past it?

What were the key issues/questions you needed to work through as you considered this move?

How has leaving the law practice affected which Mac apps you use?


Was this the right decision, with a year of hindsight available?

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What has surprised you about this transition, something you did not expect?

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What do your family say has changed most about you since you stopped being a lawyer?

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What made you decide to go all Cortez and “burn the ships” of your legal practice so quickly after your transition?

When would you advise others to do / not do that when considering going indie?


In retrospect, do you wish youmade the decision to go all in on MacSparky earlier?


Since shuttering the law practice you’ve brought more people in to help with the MacSparky empire. How has that experience been?

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What’s one piece of advice about ditching the day job that you wish someone had told you before you did it?

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How have you been financially since the transition? Do you find yourself dipping into your savings more frequent? Are you more hesitant to buy things Apple related and see if it’s needed or affordable?

Above questions are based on the assumption that there was income change from lawyer to MacSparky, is MacSparky able to keep the lights on in the house? Is that the goal?


In terms of your life schedule between lawyer and MacSparky, how much of that has changed? By that I mean, if you were accustomed to wake up at 6am and get ready for work, while sleeping at say 9pm or 10pm.

Do you find yourself slipping into ‘sleeping-in’ or ‘staying-up-late’? Is there a struggle with being disciplined with your time in terms of ‘wake-up’, get things done, go to sleep type of thing?


What do you miss from your law practice?


What are you looking forward to in continuing as a full-time MacSparky?

If you could go back in time and go through the transition again, what, if anything, would you have done differently?

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what advice would you give to someone who may be in the similar situation : high opportunity cost , needs to consider different personal values and it may not be a quantifyable cost benefit analysis