Category : Discipline

How to Expose Unconscious Beliefs that May Be Hindering You

Identifying and Addressing “Unconscious Beliefs” that Can Limit Your Success (Part 2)

Mar 26, 2020

We previously began discussing the idea of “unconscious beliefs”—those beliefs we often form early in life that now run in the background and affect our choices and our approach to life and business. From the standpoint of business, these unconscious beliefs can actually impose limitations on how much success we achieve. To that end, I’d […]

How to Expose Unconscious Beliefs that May Be Hindering You

Identifying and Addressing “Unconscious Beliefs” that Can Limit Your Success (Part 1)

Mar 19, 2020

“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” –Earl Nightingale The business principles I teach to lawyers have the potential to create unlimited growth—at least, in theory. But as you move forward, at some point you may find yourself hitting a plateau—a threshold you […]

frustrations in your law firm

How to Use Your Biggest Frustrations to Your Advantage in Your Law Firm

Feb 27, 2020

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” –overused trite saying Yes, I went there. In running our law firms, we all have points of frustration—“pet peeves” or repeated annoying occurrences that feel to us like fingernails running across a chalkboard. Maybe it’s an associate who repeatedly drops the ball. Perhaps it’s a client who pays […]

The Art and Science of Asking Great Questions

Feb 6, 2020

One of the key traits of our evolution as humans—that which sets us apart from the other animals—is our ability to ask questions. Most of our educational structures are based on question-and-answer. Asking questions helps us learn about the world around us, solve problems and obtain key information. No one understands this concept better than […]

Reclaiming Agency for Your Own Law Firm

It’s Your Law Firm: Take Control of Its Destiny

Jan 23, 2020

When you open your own law firm, especially when you’re starting out, two things generally happen. First, since you’ve never done this before, you’re going to be hungry and open to any input that promises to help you succeed. That input may include books, workshops, coaching, and advice from others in the field. Second, because […]

The Right and Wrong Ways to Set Goals for the 2020s

Goal Setting for Your Law Firm in the 2020s: Best (and Worst) Practices

Nov 12, 2019

The end of the year can a key time for firms like yours to evaluate past performance and set new goals for the upcoming year. It matters even more because we’re coming up on a new decade, not just a new year. To keep your law firm on the path toward success, you should be […]

Setting Aside Time for Deep Work for Your Law Firm

The Importance of Doing “Deep Work” for Your Law Firm

Oct 28, 2019

If you’ve never read Cal Newport’s book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, I highly recommend you take the time to do so. Newport defines “deep work” as “Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit.” That’s a fancy way of saying […]

The Key to Creating Great Content for Your Law Firm

One Powerful Rule for Creating Content for Your Law Firm

Oct 21, 2019

When trying to grow any kind of business in the 21st Century, the phrase “Content is king” is something of an understatement. In a world inundated with messaging from competing sources, entrepreneurs must produce a steady stream of high-quality content in order to educate their market and maintain brand awareness. Your law firm is no […]

Tips for Breaking out of Ruts with Your Law Firm

Stuck in a Rut with Your Law Firm? Some Common Causes and How to Fix Them

Oct 17, 2019

Have you ever been in a place with your law firm where nothing is particularly wrong, but something just doesn’t feel right? You’ve got a good client load, those clients are happy and paying on time, the office is running smoothly…so what’s missing? Welcome to the club. You’re officially in a rut with your law […]

Tips for Breaking out of Ruts with Your Law Firm

Stuck in a Rut with Your Law Firm? Some Common Causes and How to Fix Them

Sep 26, 2019

Have you ever been in a place with your law firm where nothing is particularly wrong, but something just doesn’t feel right? You’ve got a good client load, those clients are happy and paying on time, the office is running smoothly…so what’s missing? Welcome to the club. You’re officially in a rut with your law […]

Get More Done with Focused Work versus Long Hours

Quality Over Quantity: Why Focused Work Beats Longer Hours

Sep 19, 2019

There’s no getting around it: Starting and running your own law firm is going to take hard work. A lot of it. Especially at the beginning, a standard “work day” for you may not look anything like the typical 9-to-5. That said, I would caution you that there’s a difference between focused hard work and […]

How Can You Bring Additional Value to Your Law Firm Clients?

What Else Can You Do to Provide Added Value to Your Law Firm Clients?

Jul 11, 2019

Here’s an important key to successful business building, one that applies to law firms as well as other practices: Don’t sell your legal services on price, but on value. If you’re competing with other law firms on price, you’re dooming yourself to compete only on that level, guaranteeing yourself a life of overwork with minimal […]

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