The Ultimate Guide for Lawyers to Build Powerful Personal Brands Online in 2018
December 12, 2017 POSTED IN: Business Development

Almost every new business engagement starts online. Some clients find lawyers by searching for a particular type of expertise through a search engine, check out a lawyer’s background and experience, then initiate a conversation that leads to an engagement. More often, a prospective client learns of a lawyer offline – through referral, word of mouth,READ MORE

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10 Things Successful People do in the Morning (Hint: It’s not what you may think)
November 22, 2017 POSTED IN: Business Development

Sick of all the self-help articles telling you that the only way to be successful is to start every morning by making a complicated to-do list, doing a Crossfit workout, and eating steel cut oatmeal with flax seeds? Me too. Here’s another take on what successful people do when they get up. They get upREAD MORE

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Want to Get More Done? Think Big and Act Small
October 20, 2017 POSTED IN: Business Development

Lawyers work hard. It’s what they do. The good news is that hard work can be deeply satisfying. It feels good to do a job well done. Accomplishment gives us meaning. Hopefully this resonates, because it’s a feeling you’ve experienced before. But it’s not just me making this assertion about the connection between hard workREAD MORE

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A Churchillian Approach to Personal Branding for Lawyers
October 27, 2017 POSTED IN: Business Development

Winston Churchill once said, “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” There’s no doubt that Churchill left an indelible mark on history. While we think of Churchill for his wartime leadership, his experience holds many lessons related to personal branding for lawyers as well. Churchill was on the outside lookingREAD MORE

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Cultivate Outside Interests to be a More Interesting and Productive Lawyer
November 3, 2017 POSTED IN: Business Development

I’m working on a new book (launching in April!) that is meant to address some of the common challenges that young lawyers face when getting started in their careers and prescribes a formula for success. To create the formula, I spoke to scores of successful senior lawyers at firms across the country to get theirREAD MORE

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Are You Being Distracted Into Mediocrity?
November 10, 2017 POSTED IN: Business Development

As a busy lawyer, your time and attention are your most valuable assets that you must jealously and vigilantly guard. If you want to be great, minimize distractions as much as possible. Top performers, throughout history and across domains, have worked hard to minimize distractions in order to focus on their most important work. J.J.READ MORE

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8 Life-Changing Quotes from Inspirational Authors
October 6, 2017 POSTED IN: Business Development

When I read a book, I’ll remember the broad strokes of the story or, in the case of non-fiction, the main thrust of the message. But it’s rare that I’ll remember the details of a minor character, or the intricacies of a professional development sequence. Every so often, however, I’ll come across a book passageREAD MORE

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How Lawyers Should Use Social Media (Hint: Very Sparingly)
September 28, 2017 POSTED IN: Business Development

I’m going to keep this short, because I want to you to be able to get back to what really matters – your work – as quickly as possible after consuming this concise, important message: Lawyers should use social media as little as possible, and the time they do spend on social networks should be very purposefulREAD MORE

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How to Create Value as a Law Firm Associate
August 31, 2017 POSTED IN: Business Development

This is a message to young law firm associates: Your law firm cares about your personal and professional growth. But make no mistake, the law is a business – often a cutthroat one. Your firm has made a big investment in you in terms of salary, benefits, training and overhead. It expects a return on thatREAD MORE

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Real, Sustainable Success Requires Strategy and Structure
August 25, 2017 POSTED IN: Business Development

How many times have you read a book or blog post, listened to a keynote or podcast, and been inspired to take on the world? You know the feeling. The writer or speaker drops a bunch of knowledge bombs which open your mind to new possibilities. You can barely wait to get back to theREAD MORE

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