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?
There is a reason most law practices fail, even those that appear to be successful for the lawyers that own them. It’s not bankruptcy. It’s not the sudden loss of a partner or leader. It’s not fraud or malfeasance. It doesn’t even look like a regular business failure. Failure, defined simply, is not accomplishing an aim or purpose. What was the dream law career that inspired you to study for the LSAT, apply to law schools, work your butt off through the three years of classes and exams, and then take and pass the Bar?
AND How To FIX them! In my last post, I revealed the reason why most lawyers and law practices fail themselves and their clients. Judging by the dozens of email replies over the weekend, it struck a nerve. This post is the follow-up, this time with actionable takeaways. Let’s get right to it. This is my list of the most common law practice mistakes I see lawyers making, year in and year out. I discovered these mistakes after nearly bankrupting my own law practice (and life) by following the traditional “successful lawyer” law practice-building advice and then coaching thousands of … Continue reading
Last week 12 of our members flew home after a week of inspiration and support from us here in Boulder, CO. They re-entered their everyday lives with a whole new set of tools for connection that they did not have before this life-changing week. I fell in love with each and every lawyer in the room. And, I believe they fell in love with each other as well. Best of all, I think we all fell a little bit more in love with the fact that we get to be lawyers AND serve clients in such a meaningful and impactful … Continue reading