Here’s my secret confession: For most of my life, I felt completely outcast and not wanted by just about everyone. I simply did not feel as if I knew how to fit in – and that felt nearly debilitating. You might be surprised to hear that about me because I probably seem totally different now. And, I am. Today, so many people want to work with me, work for me, date me… even my teenage kids like me! This radical shift has brought about incredible benefits externally, but most importantly it’s changed the way I feel about myself internally. I … Continue reading
As lawyers, we’ve been taught to handle stress and anxiety in ways that are hurting us, our families, and our clients. As crazy as it may seem, we may even think we need stress and anxiety to motivate us. And, if you feel this way, you are absolutely not alone.
What was the superpower you always wanted as a kid? I always wanted to be able to fly. But now that I’m a little older and wiser, I’ve honed my very own real-life superpower: Bending time. Yep, that’s right. I’ve figured out how to not only be amazingly productive with my time, I’ve managed to sustain a balanced schedule and life with all the free time I desire to enjoy doing the things I love. And I can tell you from experience: having this superpower is a major key to happiness.
There are 525,600 minutes in a year. How do I know? Well, mostly because the Broadway musical “RENT” has a song that goes, “Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes… how do you measure a year?” 🙂 And it’s a good question, really. How do you determine the value of your time?
If you missed my big announcement the other day, I’m super excited to finally introduce the Ultimate Attorney podcast. And even better news, the second episode is now available! The Ultimate Attorney podcast is for every lawyer who wants to make the most of their law degree to enjoy a life and law practice that they love. If you want concrete, practical tips to engage more clients at higher fees, while giving yourself more free time, this episode is for you.
I’ve got a big announcement! Ready? I’ve been working on something special for a while, and I’ve created it just for you. I’m super excited for you to hear about my brand new podcast for lawyers: The Ultimate Attorney Podcast So what is The Ultimate Attorney, and why you should strive to be one?
If you are not a million dollar law practice owner and you want to be, you might be spending a lot of your mental energy wondering what it takes to get you from where you are to where you want to be. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I meet a lot of lawyers who say they want to build high 6 or 7 figure law practices, but who are not taking the steps necessary to actually do so. What’s in the way?
You’ve heard me say it here repeatedly, the traditional law practice model is broken. And, if you do not make a change in the way you practice law and serve clients, you are going to get caught behind the 8-ball, and keep struggling and maybe even give up the practice of law altogether. And with the rise of technology like estate planning software for lawyers, and do it yourself legal document drafting systems for consumers, you might have extra reasons to think you have to compete on fees to get hired. But, you don’t. And trying to compete on fees … Continue reading
Is your law practice model working for you? I mean REALLY working for you? Are you earning the income you envisioned possible for yourself when you started your law practice? Or, do you have the income you deserve, but only making that happen by sacrificing your personal and family life? Are you afraid of making changes, even if making those changes could bring significantly better outcomes in your law practice? If so, read our big announcement here with two sets of eyes: one set focused on what I am saying and how our big shifts will impact you and the other … Continue reading
One of the lawyers in our New Law Business Model coaching program recently asked us to help her decide between 4 different potential practice models for her law practice. She wanted to know how much she could make if she was working 5 days a week under the following scenarios: Just the lawyer at the firm handling everything, including drafting documents. Just the lawyer at the firm handling everything, but outsourcing drafting documents. Lawyer and one support staff person handling everything, including drafting documents. Lawyer and one support staff person handling everything, except outsourcing the drafting of documents I thought … Continue reading