Should You Spend Money On That? The #1 Question To Ask Before You Write A Check

There seems to be no end to what you could spend money on when it comes to building a law practice. Just a short list includes rent, employee salaries, outside vendors, software, website development, bar association dues and meeting expenses. Even if you are a lawyer at a large firm or company where many of […]

5 Tips for Radiating Confidence (Even When You Don’t Feel It)

I recently conducted a survey in which I asked lawyers to let me know what professional and personal development topics they would be most interested in reading about. One of the issues that came up again and again was confidence, more specifically, how to increase it. If you are a lawyer who feels unsure about […]

5 Ways To Stop Self-Sabotage Now

Are you unsatisfied with your lot in life? Frustrated with your career or law practice? Sometimes you don’t get what you want because other people and outside circumstances get in the way. And sometimes . . . well . . . you get in your own way. How? By throwing mental and emotional roadblocks in your […]

Want Success? Fire Your Friends

Do you know someone who is negative or cynical? Someone who complains, gossips, and blames others for his or her situation? Whatever you call these people – downers, kill-joys, energy vampires – your success as a lawyer depends on eliminating or limiting your exposure to them.

Time Management Doesn’t Work

What are you doing with your time? If you’re like most lawyers: You’re spending it, tracking it, billing it, prioritizing it, bemoaning it, and trying to wrest it into submission. You’re always on the lookout for time management techniques on the theory that there must be something else you can do to be more efficient. […]

The Great Interview Question You Should Ask Yourself

I sat across the desk from the senior partner and chair of the real estate department at one of the largest law firms in the country as my interview drew to a close. Our conversation had gone well so far, and I was cautiously optimistic about my chances of receiving an offer as a lateral […]

The #1 Obstacle To Your Success – A Tragic Story

Do you ever have those days when you feel that no matter what you do, nothing seems to go your way? Like all the obstacles in the world have miraculously lined up squarely between you and your goals and dreams? There are so many possible roadblocks that can pop up along the path to success, […]