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In this episode, Steve Fretzin and Katy Mickelson discuss: The critical role of relationships in building your law firm.  Relationships with clients and relationships with business partners.  Creating key strategic partnerships.  Managing expectations.   Key Takeaways: You have to balance providing value with your firm and providing value to your clients.  A lot of family law is based on trust and a feeling for your attorney. You need to understand how you attract clients and…
Let’s be honest, we all have our guilty pleasures on TV. For me, it’s a reality show called Gold Rush. You might find this a little sad or you may be impressed that I know more about gold mining than just about anyone. If you were to ask (and please don’t), I could find land, have the equipment built and direct a crew to pull this precious metal from the ground with significant confidence. Since…
In this episode, Steve Fretzin and Mark Rockwell discuss: Top challenges law firms are struggling with.  Understanding the vision of your firm.  Achieving success and quality in any culture.  Avoiding communication ball drops.    Key Takeaways: Get clarity over what you want to do, where you want to go, and where you want your law firm to be in 3-5 years.  To be successful, you must see your law firm as a business.  You want…
In this episode, Steve Fretzin and Jay McAllister discuss: The one factor that will take you to the next level.  Where lawyers waste time because they don’t have the right tech in place. Understanding why the technology is beneficial and how it fits into your practice.  Looking at the discomfort versus the impact on the firm.   Key Takeaways: From a technology standpoint, all of the elements are critical to ensuring that the attorney and…
In this episode, Steve Fretzin, Amy Gardner, and Keith Sbiral discuss: The effect of remote work and the transition in the legal field. The necessity of formal and informal engagement between coworkers.  The process of reintegration and rebuilding of teams.  Engaging your team in the changing environment.   Key Takeaways: Employee engagement is at an all-time low, and disengagement is at an all-time high. While productivity may be up, more and more people are working…
In this episode, Steve Fretzin and Moshe Amsel discuss: Making your business successful by putting profit first. Solving the problems, not hiding behind an excuse or playing the blame game. Setting your intentions for success.  Hiring to make room for new business and provide the best customer experience.    Key Takeaways: There is an opportunity cost to every problem that is not solved. Once the money is lost, it will never be brought back.  Do…
Have you ever watched a late-night talk show and wondered, could I do that? I have. That being said, it was never something I took seriously or pursued beyond my creative and wandering mind.  Interestingly enough, today we are all “out there” on social media asking questions, sharing our thoughts and providing strong opinions. In some ways, we are all doing our own version of “MeTV.” While podcasting might have been around for 20-plus years,…
In this episode, Steve Fretzin and Frank Ramos discuss: Utilizing platforms, such as LinkedIn, to retain relationships even when we are social distancing. Getting creative with fitting marketing into your day, not disrupting your day.  Finding your habits and footing in your professional social media presence. Educating, motivating, and promoting your’s and other’s success on social media.    Key Takeaways: It is never too early to start developing relationships, in-person and online, because you don’t…
In this episode, Steve Fretzin and Matt Formeller discuss: Getting out and meeting people who you want to work with. How to get in front of the right people.   Tips for building relationships, not just empty networking.  Qualifying and disqualifying people when you meet them for your networking and relationship roster.    Key Takeaways: Focus on giving more than you are getting. Have a plan in place so you know who you are looking to…
In this episode, Steve Fretzin and Ivy Slater discuss: Having challenging, specific, written down goals.  Traits that make a visionary leader. Elements of creating a positive habit.  Real relationships for real results.    Key Takeaways: You need to have a tangible plan with actionable items that happen with consistency to build the habits to meet your goals.  Take small actionable steps that you are being held accountable to and you can build on. Don’t try…