‘If you keep on looking in the rear view mirror, man, you will drive off the road and keep on going.” ~ David Lee Roth (Note: It’s a long post but hope you find it has value). In all the years I’ve been a lawyer and associated with lawyers, one truth remains the same […]
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Stay focused on this article for just five minutes. In a recent Time magazine article,The Art of Being Mindful by author Kate Pickert (Time Magazine. February 3rd, 2014 edition, pg. 40-46), I read about the benefit of mindfulness on people’s focus and success. In the article, Ms. Pickert pointed to a number of studies, including one by […]
I recently broke the Cardinal Rule of accepting new clients: I sat there and listened to this guy go on and on about how poorly he thought of his previous attorneys, and I still let him hire me. Why on earth would I do that? Usually I would have run. The rationale for never taking […]
I will admit that I honestly don’t understand why a lawyer would ever make a decision to not buy a malpractice policy but many lawyers do and the reasons I hear are many. Some believe the premiums are beyond affordable. They’ll tell me “just look at what Docs have to pay.” Others have decided that […]
Working from home sounds like a dream, but comes with its own set of challenges which can quickly turn the dream into a nightmare. I’m not going to get into the client issues. This post is more about you, the challenges of working from what is supposed to be your sanctuary – home – and […]
I’ve previously written here about “Leveraging Dictation Technology to Save Time and Overhead.” I’m a big fan of dictation and I often dictate on my iPhone for emails, texts, searches on Google or a map app and to ask Siri a question. If you do that too, you are already using Nuance speech recognition software […]
There are intricacies in every practice area that attorneys unfamiliar with the subject don’t know. Even worse, they often don’t know what it is that they don’t know. While it is true that generalist attorneys still exist and expertise can only come with experience, it can be very risky to dabble* in “whatever walks […]
It happens to us all. We simply derail. We get overwhelmed, undernourished (not underfed), anxiety-ridden about the world and our future in it. Our best marketing efforts and business-building goals just fall by the wayside. But to make it worse, somehow we feel like we can’t keep up with those we believe are superstars in our […]
Keeping it short and sweet this month. It’s all about attitude. *Rezooming your legal profession starts with your belief that you can. Nothing else matters. Wishing and hoping will not become believing and knowing. You need to decide to adopt the latter. If you don’t you will find the obstacles to rezooming insurmountable. A belief […]
Or, ‘The Fine Art of Zealous Representation’. As my practice grows, we have taken on more litigation. That is mostly because we are starting to have clients that have been around long enough to sue somebody or get sued by somebody, but it’s also because we are big enough to handle the work load on […]