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Free Webinar for Lawyers: Tips and strategies for working productively from home When: Friday, March 27, 2020 Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am Pacific Where:  Zoom Webinar  Register Here Covid-19 got you working remotely from home? Home is full of potential distractions. Especially these days! You go to put on a load of laundry and then never quite make it back to your office. Your pet looks like it would like some playtime and…
Happy holidays everyone!  I hope that you are getting an opportunity to relax and enjoy some happy times with loved ones… and if instead the holidays are bringing stress and challenge, this blog post is for you.  Three helpful tips from my good friend and fellow-coach Marilyn Orr for boosting your resilience over the holidays.  I have reposted this from her blog. Although the potential for a happy holiday is present for many of…
THREE MONTH PROGRAM FOR LAWYERS EXCLUSIVELY MINIMUM GROUP SIZE 6, MAXIMUM 12 Program Starts March 1, 2020 Who Should Take Part: Lawyers who are seeking guidance, a plan, and accountability support to overcome procrastination in their workday and in their lives. About the Program: At its heart procrastination is an avoidance behavior that often hides behind seemingly logical choices such as “I need a big block of time for this” and a myriad of other…
Distractions! Don’t these drive you crazy? It’s hard enough to get through the pile of work without the endless stream of emails, text messages, phone calls, and colleagues coming into our office with questions. If you haven’t got your priorities worked out, and a plan for your day, it is easy to get pushed off course. Nir Eyal, author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and the forthcoming Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention
This month the Canadian Bar Association  National Magazine features an article by lawyer Carolynne Burkholder-James with tips to reduce procrastination in legal practice.  Here’s an excerpt: As a busy lawyer with an overflowing to-do list, it can be easy to put off tasks to another day. But procrastination is not a good habit to fall into. The key for new lawyers is to learn the skills to help you manage your practice as efficiently as…
Always chasing deadlines? Feel like you are perpetually starting projects too late? Want to get more productive? If you answered yes to any of these questions you are in good company with the majority of your colleagues in the legal profession. I have some good news for you. One simple practice habit can have a big impact on productivity.  I call it the run a dash habit. Here’s how it works. To run a dash,…
I am the founder of AWAL and a lawyer coach with over a decade of experience helping clients overcome challenges and achieve success however they define it. In practice this can be many things from helping a law firm partner get more “dad time” with his young family, to coaching a lawyer on the business development strategy, skills, and implementation to grow her legal practice. After a career in legal marketing and business development with…
Is your phone becoming another distraction? In today’s busy connected work our reliance on our cell phones can have a negative effect.  Getting time offline can be a major challenge. What can you do to stay out of this cycle of being plugged in 24/7? My recent article published on Clio provides strategies for dealing with the cell phone challenge. Click here to find out more… Why Lawyers Need to Stay Off Their Phones
I am the founder of AWAL and a lawyer coach with over a decade of experience helping clients overcome challenges and achieve success however they define it. In practice this can be many things from helping a law firm partner get more “dad time” with his young family, to coaching a lawyer on the business development strategy, skills, and implementation to grow her legal practice. After a career in legal marketing and business development with…