Cocktail Confessions – Volume 17 featuring Trina Sjoberg

October 6, 2015 at 8:30 am

Trina SjobergBy Jerry Anderson, Escom Properties, Inc.

Here we are in our next installment of Cocktail Confessions where we track down industry movers and shakers, sometimes bribe them with cocktails and get their take on the topics of the day. In this installment, we feature Attorney Trina Sjoberg, Principal at Gray Plant Mooty.

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What advice have you been given that has proven most valuable in your career?
Leverage your strengths and outsource your weaknesses.  Rather than focusing on improving your weaknesses, find other people to join your team who are good at doing the things that you don’t do well.  It is more enjoyable to do what you are good at than it is to dwell on your weaknesses.

What habits have you formed that keep you energized and on top of your game?
As frenetic as my daily routine can be, I always feel more energized when I start my day with a workout.  I am also a fan of the old Mark Twain adage, “If you eat a frog first thing in the morning that will probably be the worst thing you do all day.”  In other words, start your day by knocking out the least attractive project on your desk, and everything else will seem easy after that.

What pastimes are you excited to participate in this season?
For whatever reason, fall always seems to bring more opportunities for playing golf with clients and colleagues.  On the spectator-side, I enjoy watching my daughter’s soccer games and my son’s football games.

The Confession:  What choice of refreshment will you have at your next happy hour?
As the weather turns cooler, I love to enjoy a glass of Syrah.  Now you may be wondering, what do you pair with Syrah?  The answer is more Syrah!  I learned that from a winemaker in Napa years ago.

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