LMME 057 : How to Set SMART Goals for Your Law Firm in 2016

In this weeks episode, I outline the characteristics of SMART goals for your law practice, and share my personal and business goals for 2016. Enjoy! Right click here to download the mp3

Are you passionate about being a lawyer?

I’m not really kidding with this question. Do you really love being a lawyer? Several weeks ago I wrote a guest post for John Skiba’s JD Blogger website called “How I started my law practice over again at 40”. It was a heartfelt post about why I recently switched from a family law practice to a […]

LMME 050 : Bob Burg, The Consumate Go-Giver

Today’s guest is Bob Burg.  In the past year since I started this podcast, all of my guests to date have been lawyers that are unique in the manner in which they market themselves, and as a result have grown tremendously successful solo and/or small firm practices.  Today’s podcast is a little bit different.  Bob […]

LMME 046 : 5 Mental Roadblocks that are Keeping you from True Success

Today’s episode is a little different from normal.  Today we will discuss mindset issues. Specifically, we are going to address, head-on, the 5 major mental roadblocks that are keeping you from realizing true success in your law firm. Enjoy! Right click here to download the mp3

The 50 Minute Focus Finder (By Dean Jackson)

This is a fantastic video from Dean Jackson of I love Marketing.  If you are trying to find more focused time to work on your law firm, rather than in it, take 50 minutes and watch this video. The 50 Minute Focus Finder from Dean Jackson on Vimeo.

How to Start a Successful Law Firm

Whether you are still in law school, working at a firm job that you hate, or have recently unemployed, you may be thinking about going out on your own and hanging a shingle. The thought of “going solo” is a frightening thought to most, and if you have kids or a family… well, I shudder […]

9 Principles from Dale Carnegie that will make you a more effective leader and lawyer

This is the last in a three-part series summarizing how a Lawyer can use the principles taught in Dale Carnegie’s timeless classic “How to Win Friends and Influence People” to transform their business from just another law practice something truly extraordinary. In today’s segment, I will review the fourth and last section of the book, […]

How to Win People to Your Way of Thinking

Last week I wrote a post that discussed the first two sections of “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” covering the fundamental basics of dealing with people and 6 ways to make people like you. I hate to say it, (but you know it is true), at times lawyers can be a bit socially […]

What Dale Carnegie can teach us about building a law practice

This past week, I went back to the archives and read a book that I first read when I was in college. I have to say, I had forgotten what a profound impact this book had on me back then, and how it has changed my outlook and the way I treat people now. The […]

What Separates Successful Lawyers from Everyone Else?

The lawyer in me says that the first thing you need to do with a question like this is define exactly what it means to be a “successful lawyer”. Success means different things to different people, especially lawyers… What’s your definition of Success? To one lawyer, success might be having a multi-million dollar law practice […]