There are four steps to take you from employee to solo/small firm practitioner and Debra Vey Voda Hamilton lays them out for you.
We hide our leadership abilities ‘under a bushel basket’ because we may feel we have no concrete evidence to showcase our leadership skills. We fail to adequately value our own innate talents because we have been out of the legal ‘game’ for a long while. So, how do you find your competencies? This post will help you to do just that.
Jeff Haden, a ghostwriter, speaker and ponderer of really interesting questions, wrote his column this month about 5 Statements Successful People Refused to Except (or Even Think). It was an interesting article which first discussed what not to think then suggested how to think differently. It spoke to the reader’s traditionally negative state of mind, […]
As a rezooming attorney, interviewing with a prospective firm can be daunting. How can you make a memorable impression? What can you say that will be relevant when asked, “So what have you been doing for the past (2, 5, 10) years?” What you don’t want to do is give a laundry list of things […]
Have you ever met people whose lives seem to be awesome? They have the awesome jobs, money and lives we wish we had. If it weren’t for the kids, the move, the downturn in the market or a myriad of other reasons we would be where they are now? Read more.
My first post of 2015 I’m calling ‘Let Go and Believe.’ It is often an inability to ‘let go’ of preconceived beliefs, insecurities and ideas about ourselves and others that stand in the way of rezooming . There is no better time of the year to address letting go and rezooming your legal career than […]
As we wrap up 2014, have you moved forward on your plans to rezoom the practice of law? Well, what are you waiting for? Move forward and regain your career. It is your choice and your choice alone. As I was thinking about this month’s New Year’s column, I came across a quote I thought […]
At the risk of seeming to spend every Sunday night in front of the TV, this month I am commenting on the new TV hit Madam Secretary, (MS). It explores three important struggles we rezoomers can face. If you haven’t watched Madam Secretary yet, you should. It is about a secret service professional who opts out of her government career to […]
A friend, who supervises a number of customer service technicians for a large phone service provider sent me a link to a website I wanted to share with you. The website is called effectcheck.com. It analyses the effect of what you say, in your materials, letters and comments, enabling you to understand how what you […]