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The Notorious RBG may not have known it at the time, but she wasn’t just speaking about societal change. She was speaking to each of us in our own lives. Real change, enduring change in our personal lives also happens one step at a time. In fact, sometimes the smaller the steps, the greater the change can be. This morning, thanks to the Clio Cloud Conference 2020, I had the absolute pleasure of spending…
This post is an excerpt from my new book, 50 Lessons for Happy Lawyers: Boost wellness. Build resilience. Yes, you can. It will be available for pre-order soon, at Amazon.com. Email me here  to get your free copy when it is released. Proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. I believe that the very purpose of…
Yesterday I sat down – Zoomwise – with Kevin O’Keefe, CEO and Founder of LexBlog, to interview him for my upcoming book, 50 Lessons for Happy Lawyers: Boost wellness. Build resilience. Yes, you can. I have admired Kevin for years, but we had never met before yesterday. We became Facebook friends earlier this year, and it was through Facebook Messenger that I reached out to Kevin for the interview. Our Facebook Messenger exchange underscores…
As we all work to navigate the uncertainly around COVID-19, I wanted to share several articles and resources related to the tax implications for both employers and employees during the crisis. Document Potential Business Interruption and Expense Due to COVID-19 An article from business consultants Conner Strong & Buckelew recommends that businesses consider five things when preparing for a potential business interruption: Prepare a timeline. Track and document key business metrics. *Attorneys should track all…
We are living through a time of tremendous uncertainty. The sense of uncertainly is palpable and seems to be bombarding us from every direction. Uncertainty, especially about potential risks to our own health and the health of our loved ones creates a lot of stress. We are a stressed out world right now. And, at least from what I can see, here in our own country a lot of the uncertainty and stress is a…
“The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water molds itself to the pitcher.” – Chinese Proverb So, I can hear you thinking, “Wait a minute. I’m already successful. I’m already thriving. It’s all good here. After all, my behavior has got me where I am today.” But where are you exactly? Are you where you want to be . . . forever? Are you done growing? Are you done improving or is there room for…
Business colleagues smiling to camera in an open plan office There are any number of myths about Millennial lawyers. They’re lazy. They have a sense of entitlement. They’re disloyal. These are myths. Just like every generation before them, Millennials are different from the last. And they have a tremendous contribution to make to your law firm, if you’ll work with them, not against them. If you are not considering the needs of Millennial lawyers in…
Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around. – Cameron Crowe Your ability to create powerful habits and use them to focus your attention on doing the right things will make a tremendous impact on your life. Throughout the day you’re faced with choices about how to spend your time. The choices you make in each moment will either move you toward your goals or get in your way. They will either…
To be prepared is half the victory. – Miguel de Cervantes One of the most powerful things you can do to begin to take control of your time, your work, and ultimately your life, is to get into the habit of planning. The power of planning comes not from flawlessly executing your plans; that may rarely happen! Rather, the power comes from the planning itself. As the German writer and philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe…
That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. – Steve Jobs When was the last time you felt as though you were able to give one hundred percent of your attention to a particular task? If you’re…