Category : Discipline

entrepreneurial attorney mindset

Why Attorneys Should Have an Entrepreneurial Mindset Today

Aug 7, 2020

We don’t usually relate law with entrepreneurship. But as competition in the legal industry becomes more fierce, having an “entrepreneurial attorney mindset” becomes essential in growing a law firm and ensuring your business success. Why is this concept of an entrepreneurial attorney not talked about before? Why should an attorney running his solo law firm […]

How to Find New Opportunities if Your Law Firm Experiences a Downturn due to COVID-19

Dealing with a Downturn in Your Law Firm due to COVID-19

May 14, 2020

Despite our best efforts to keep clients during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, some law firms may experience a downturn and a loss of clients. Some may be out of work due to stay-at-home orders and unable to afford your services. Litigation, divorces and other court cases might be put on hold. And sadly, just from […]

Solving Common Problems while Running a Law Firm Remotely

Challenges with Running a Law Firm Remotely and How to Handle Them

May 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting stay-at-home orders have radically changed the way many of us run our law firms. A few months ago, many attorneys wouldn’t have imagined the idea of having the staff work from home; now, it’s become the new normal, at least for now. That said, it’s not a perfect system. […]

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 […]

African Woman Raising Hand To Ask Question

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 […]

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