Denial – The Lie That Can Torpedo Your Career

I recently spoke with Justin, a young lawyer who had just been fired from his firm. He was blindsided and bitter. “It doesn’t make any sense,” he told me. “For three years they told me I was doing fine. Then, all of a sudden, they changed their tune.

Change Self-Doubt to Self-Confidence with Clues from the Past

Do you have the sneaking suspicion (or worse, the strong conviction) that you don’t have what it takes to succeed? One of the things that holds many people back from achieving their goals is the belief that they are somehow lacking in a particular skill or ability and, as a result, won’t be successful. That […]

Opportunity Is Knocking. Will It Pass You By?

Do you sometimes wish things were different for you? That you made more money or had more power over your career? That you felt better about what you are doing or that your work had more meaning? Do you ever wish that someone would come along and show you what to do? That someone knowledgeable […]

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.

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, […]