Category : Brain Food

The Science Behind Gut Intuition when Running a Law Firm

When to Trust Your Gut Intuition When Growing Your Law Firm

Jun 7, 2019

No matter how experienced you may be, either in practicing law or running a business, you’re bound to find yourself in uncharted waters from time to time. You’ll face a difficult decision where it’s nearly impossible to predict the outcome of each options. Or you’ll be presented with an opportunity that looks good on the […]

How to Get Your Team to Buy In to New Procedures

How to Ensure People in Your Law Firm Actually USE Your Systems, Processes and Procedures

May 30, 2019

If you’ve tracked with me for any length of time, you know that one of the key strategies I promote for law firm growth is to automate as much as possible. Anything repetitive (read: mind-numbing) work that can be done automatically, set up a system and process so it can run in the background. There […]

Tips to Inject More Humanity into Your Law Firm

How to Bring More Humanity into Your Law Firm

May 23, 2019

The unfortunate reality of our business is that the public often see lawyers as a necessary evil—someone they sometimes need but don’t really like or trust. The stereotype of attorneys as soulless, ruthless and unscrupulous has been reinforced in our culture by countless courtroom dramas—and unfortunately, also by some real-life bad actors. To grow your […]

Why You Need Good Mentorship to Grow Your Law Firm

The Importance of Finding the Right Mentors to Grow Your Firm

May 16, 2019

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” — John Crosby “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” — Isaac Newton   If you had the opportunity to ask most successful people in the world about the secret to […]

How Fake Work Steals Our Productive Time

How Much “Fake Work” Are You Giving Yourself and Your Team?

Apr 30, 2019

“The most dangerous way to lose time is not to spend it having fun, but to spend it doing fake work.” –Paul Graham  Do you frequently come away from a long day at the office feeling exhausted but still wondering what you actually accomplished? Do your team members feel the same way? It’s a common […]

Advantages of Having a Hobby Outside Your Law Firm

Why You Need Hobbies or Interests Outside Your Law Firm

Apr 16, 2019

If you’re anything like me—in the right ways, I mean—your law firm is what gets you out of bed in the morning. I don’t mean the responsibility of it; I mean the passion of it. Great attorneys eat and breathe the practice of law. It’s in their blood. And when things are working smoothly, a […]

Is Elon Musk Right About the 100-Hour Work Week?

Why Elon Musk Is Wrong About the 100-Hour Work Week

Mar 28, 2019

“Nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week.” –Elon Musk, founder of Space-X and Tesla   “The way we measure productivity is flawed.” –Tim Ferriss, author of “The Four-Hour Work Week”   Two nationally-recognized thought leaders. Two completely opposite opinions. One, Elon Musk, says we need to work longer hours; the other, Tim […]

What Happens in Your Law Firm When You Ignore Small Problems

What Are You Ignoring in Your Law Firm that You Shouldn’t?

Mar 21, 2019

Have you ever seen a “plate spinner” on one of those old-time variety shows? You know—the performer who spins a bunch of plates on a set of poles and has to keep them all spinning so they don’t fall off? Running a law firm can feel a lot like that. Your attention can be divided […]

Words of Wisdom for Your Law Firm from Non-Lawyer Business Owners

Lessons for Entrepreneurial Lawyers from Other Successful Business Owners

Feb 28, 2019

As a business consultant for entrepreneurial lawyers, one mantra I constantly drill into my clients is that a law firm is first and foremost a business. The success of your law firm actually has very little to do with how good a lawyer you are. In fact, you can be the best attorney in your […]

Lessons You Can Learn from Bad Client Experiences

Learning from Your Worst Client Experiences in the Best Possible Way

Feb 7, 2019

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” – Oprah Winfrey   We’ve all had them. No matter how much we might love what we do, we can all usually think of one or two clients that made our job feel like a nightmare—far more trouble than they were worth. A bad experience with a client can steal […]

Dos and Don’ts of Goal Setting for 2019

Establishing Goals for Your Law Firm in 2019: Goal-Setting Dos and Don’ts

Jan 24, 2019

As the new year comes upon us, one of the greatest gifts you can give your law firm is to establish some clear goals for 2019. A well-defined set of goals, according to Inc., gives you benchmarks to measure your success, helps you learn which actions help or hurt those goals, and gives your team […]

Learning from Your Worst Mistake in 2018

Identifying and Learning from Your Greatest Mistake in 2018

Jan 17, 2019

“Your best teacher is your last mistake.” –Ralph Nader Just as we seek to capitalize on and replicate our successes, we have a duty to ourselves to learn and grow from our mistakes. Hopefully you’ve already identified your greatest triumph from the last year; now it’s time to move the opposite direction and try to […]

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