The High Bar’s Founder Featured on The Integrated Hustle
The High Bar’s founder, Alisa Geller, was featured as a part of The Integrated Hustle’s True Life Series.
The Integrated Hustle is on a mission to to give women the tools, support and inspiration they need to live an integrated life. This includes striving to achieve and then maintain the elusive work-life balance, or even taking a bold step to pursue the career of your dreams. The True Life Series showcases women who are striving to do just that. For Alisa, it was an honor to be featured and share her transition from practicing attorney to her passion–tutoring full-time for the bar exam.
Here is a snippet of this conversation:
“If you could go back in time, what 3 pieces of advice would you give to yourself when you first began?
(1) Before formally launching The High Bar, I always thought about having my own business but fear and some normal self-doubt was in my way. Maybe you are familiar with this sort of self-talk?: “what if I fail?” Then after lots of contemplation and conversations with my family, I asked myself “what if I never try?” This is where my first piece of advice comes from: “Believe in Yourself! Jump! The Net will Appear.” Once I did that, within two days of launching my business, I had a student and I have not looked back.
(2) Next, I would note that hard work and dedication are key. While my business has steadily grown, I have also worked very hard to make this happen. I consider my students’ success (passing the bar exam) to be my success. I do everything in my power to help get them there, and I think my passion, ability to work hard, and be dedicated to the cause really empowers my students to do the same.
(3) Lastly, I would tell myself, work can be fun! I think many people feel that work is a drag, but it does not have to be this way. Yes, there will be challenges along the way. Perhaps, even different ones than you expect, but turning tutoring from a side hustle to my full-time profession has been not only rewarding but also fun. My only regret is not doing it sooner, but again, I am not looking back!”