Going solo doesn’t make you an entrepreneur. It makes you self-employed. Let me explain the differences and why they are important.
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, […]
Have you noticed that women lawyers seem to be going solo at a faster rate than their male counterparts? We may start off as associates at Big Law, but we don’t tend to stay there. In fact, less than seventeen percent of female associates ever become equity partners in their firms. Only about four percent make it to the level of managing shareholder. Think you know why that is? Read on….
‘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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
When I was a solo I was also a perfectionist. I thought every piece of work I did had to be perfect, and couldn’t leave my desk until it was. I also thought this was a perfect way to run a law practice, but it was not. I was grasping for something that doesn’t exist. […]
Over the past year I have fallen in love with long-distance running. Specifically, the half marathon distance, 13.1 miles. Since last March, I’ve trained for and run 4 half marathons and an overnight relay with a comparable total distance. That sounds crazy, even to me. But the fact is, this whole racing thing started with […]
I love this post. It just speaks to me because it is the story of someone who didn’t know they weren’t supposed to be able to succeed because they didn’t do it the ‘right’ way, the ‘conventional’ way. It’s a story of determination and going so far past the ‘extra mile’ it’s awe-inspiring. It is […]