We had the good fortune of connecting with Jerry Udeochu, Esq. and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jerry, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Ownership. Living life and making a living on my own terms. As a former employee, I have seen employees, including my parents and myself, put in a lot of blood, sweat, and tears only to be terminated or laid off. Before law school and after passing the bar, I told myself that I would rather $50,000 working on my own business than making $75,000 dependent on if my boss still wants me around and having to censor myself in order to find job security. I also didn’t see the point of working for someone who went through the same schooling and going through the rigors of the bar exam as I did. I asked myself “why apply to work for him when I can take a chance like he/she did, believe in myself, like he/she did, and start my own firm like he/she did?” Lastly, I want my four children to grow up knowing that their father believed in himself enough to gamble on himself, in order to inspire them to reach for heights higher than the one I’ve reached.
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?
I would like to give a huge shoutout to my wife and backbone, Mrs. Dawniece Udeochu. I will spend the rest of my life showing you how much I appreciate you for being the sole bread winner of the household, giving birth to our children, and raising them while I was in law school and studying for the bar. This interview does no happen if you didn’t have faith in me and allow me to accomplish this goal. I would like to give a shoutout to my mother, Mrs. Mercy Udeochu for being my inspiration. My goal in life was to make my mother proud, and I’m glad to be able to do so. IAnd a big shoutout to my Father, sisters, and friends who saw the potential I had and pushed me, even when I didn’t see it.
Facebook: Udeochu Law
Jerry Udeochu, Esq.