Remember when graduating law school was a golden ticket to a great-paying, fulfilling job making a difference for people, companies or the planet? Young lawyers today know that’s simply no longer the case. If you want the trifecta of happiness wealth, and fulfillment in your legal career, you need to shift from lawyer think to entrepreneur think. Whether you’re working for a big firm, hoping to make partner or going it on your own, three shifts in thinking will result in guaranteed internal and external success in your own law practice as we transition into the new economy. By the time … Continue reading
If you are an estate planning lawyer (or considering adding estate planning to your practice), you’ll want to read this article in the Wealth Counsel Quarterly on how you can build a practice you love that makes great money and gives you control over your schedule. In the article, Law Business Mentor, Alexis Neely, covers the flaw in the traditional estate planning lawyer business model and 5 ways you can start to fix your law business model now. Here’s the 5 ways and you will definitely want to read the article for an explanation because they are counter-intuitive, but … Continue reading
A friend of mine posted on Facebook tonight about a Scrooge lawyer who ruined her Christmas by dropping work on her desk this morning that had to be completed by the end of the day. It reminded me of a story about a client of mine who was shocked to discover he had turned into that Scrooge himself. Read on if you are afraid you might become (or have already become) a lawyer you never expected to be. A few years ago, I was running a mastermind meeting for a roomful of lawyers who had just joined our Personal Family … Continue reading
I see far too many lawyers giving up on themselves and the success of their practices, blaming it on the economy. But I know it’s not true because I see lawyers all over the country, in big towns, small towns and in between towns being successful under the exact same economic conditions. I also know that if you are blaming the economy for your troubles, you aren’t just going to believe me when I say “it’s not the economy, silly.” So, for you, I have a leetle experiment. Please do it. It will change everything for you. We need to … Continue reading
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