We're entrepreneurs. We give our lives creating value, growing people and organizations, and changing the world. While in the arena, we fight the good fight, make promises, throw the dice when it feels uncomfortable, make decisions and shake hands on faith. We play a game many want to play.
Lawyers don't play this game. They sort of make sure our armor is put on the right way. But they shouldn't be allowed to tell us whether or not to get into the ring.
Never let your lawyer talk you out of doing something. They don't get fired for saying no. It's always safer for his career to advise you against doing anything. Status quo is the best friend of status quo.
Good lawyers don't say no. They figure out what your goals are and put your armor on the right way so you can go win the game.