What are your law firm and legal career goals for the new year? How many times have you heard the old sayings: "If you don't know where you're going you won't get there" and "If you don't know what you want that's what you'll get"? They are talking about the importance of having goals. And, despite some pundits' opinions and occasional chatter about achieving success … [Read more...] about The Three Kinds of Goals Your Law Practice Needs
I get it, you're busy. You have piles of files that need attention, emails that need a response, court documents to prepare or respond to, billings to send out, and then there's marketing, ugh! Yes, you have a lot on your plate, but being busy is not necessarily being productive. The default path is to deal with it all as best you can, get as much done as possible and call it a … [Read more...] about The Most Valuable Meeting of Your Week
You use a goal tracker, aka task manager, to keep you on course with important projects in your law practice, don't you? In my experience with my lawyer clients, the answer to that question is either yes..., no or sorta - mostly no or sorta. Whether it is creating a marketing plan, making partner or finding your niche in the law, having a plan and making steady progress toward … [Read more...] about Tracking Progress Toward Your Goals
Habits can improve your productivity. I am a big believer in systems. The more systems in your law practice, the easier it is to handle the flow of legal work as well as the myriad of administrative tasks required to run your practice. Habits are a subset of systems but are more focused on your personal actions. I am working with a law firm partner, helping her develop two … [Read more...] about Increase Your Productivity Through Habits
What change is it time to make in your law practice, in your legal career? It is election day in the United States. No matter the outcome, come January 20 there will be changes aplenty for the nation. Despite the unpleasantness of the current Presidential election, one constant factor has been our system of voting for our Chief Executive Officer every four years. A time … [Read more...] about Time to make a change in your law practice, in your legal career?