We had the good fortune of connecting with Mia Lorick and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mia, alright, so let’s kick it off with a deep question: what’s the most important lesson you’ve learned along your journey?
The most important lesson I have learned is that there is no substitution for preparation. No matter how talented you are and no matter how many resources you have, you should always be on time and you should always be prepared. If you’re giving a speech, don’t wing it. If you’re giving a presentation at work, think through anticipated questions and how you might answer them. Having talent is great but, there are a lot of talented people in the world. What sets successful people apart is that they do not rely on talent alone. They are hard working and never walk into a room unprepared.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I’m an attorney with Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC and am often in the courtroom. I focus on trial and appellate work and recently became board certified. Being an attorney is not easy. There is a lot of stress and long hours. But, when you’re able to help a client solve a major problem and get a favorable result, it is worth it. I also have a blog, Sharply Suited. When I started Sharply Suited, my goal was to take all of the tid bits of advice I heard around the office and create short blog posts for women to read and learn from because often times the tid bits of advice are things that I wish I had known when entering the workforce. Being an attorney, a wife, a mom, and an author of a blog is hard. It is rarely easy but, nothing in life worth having is easy.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Houston has so many fun, interesting places to see but, if I only had a week, I would take my best friend to eat at Blanco Tacos and Tequilla, Whiskey Cake, Prospect Park, B&B Butchers, Steak 48, the Breakfast Club, and MAD.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My Husband, Daughter,and Mom deserve recognition because without their love and support, I would not have been able to accomplish the goals I have set for myself thus far. My Husband is extremely supportive and his calmness helps balance my energy. My Daughter is only four but every day she teaches me about patience, living in the moment, and taking time to just be silly. And, my Mom is that loving voice that always reminds me that I can do anything as long as I work hard.