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Dreaming about switching jobs? (Be careful – that may not get you what you want – try this first.)

Do you ever think about switching jobs to make your day-to-day better? Maybe you’re sick of the overwhelm, feeling a little trapped, or just ready for a change. It’s so tempting to think a job switch is the answer and that it will fix things. Maybe it is time for a change, or maybe not, but it scares me when people rely on a job switch to fix their days. There’s a better way to go about it. See, I get it, I’ve been there. The problem is, unless you stop and take a look at where the trouble with your…

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Three Steps to Start Moving Out of Hectic-Hustle Mode

A few weeks ago we talked about this weird hustling, busy-badge-of-honor culture that we live in. One of the many problems with that culture is it makes it feel kind of normal and necessary that we go from day-to-day feeling overwhelmed, juggling, feeing scrambled and hectic. Fortunately, its not normal or necessary, and it’s definitely not healthy to be at that pace all the time. Of course, some things are worth that extra hustle. Some things really do require hard work and are worth every bit of it. The problem is that not everything falls into that category. Not everything needs to…

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Two Reasons You Shouldn’t Be Upset if You’re Struggling with Being Productive

Does this ever happen to you? As you’re caught up in the day-to-day of all the things you’re juggling, as you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the stuff you have to get done, do you ever stop and wonder exactly why it’s so hard? I mean, you’re obviously smart, determined, and hard-working, so why can it be so difficult sometimes to keep everything up? It’s totally frustrating, and you may even beat yourself up a bit over it. It’s so easy to think – “Shouldn’t I be able to do all of this?” “Shouldn’t I just be good at time management?”…

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Let’s be honest-are your marketing/networking efforts a waste of time? Try asking these 5 questions.

Yes, the time you spend on marketing and networking may be a big waste, but don’t worry, we’ll fix that. The sad thing is, you’d be in good company. Lawyers often waste time when they try to work on marketing and networking. We know we should spend time on business development, but we don’t always know what we actually should be doing. And we don’t know exactly we’re trying to get out of that time. That means sometimes you may go to a networking event or write an article just to feel like you’re doing something to move forward, or…

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Ignoring Marketing & Business Development at any Stage Can Really Hurt Your Legal Career

You may know that marketing is an important part of private practice, but often no one teaches us how to go about it. Unfortunately, lawyers rarely learn business development skills or focus enough on marketing efforts until considering partnership. Starting earlier requires a little effort, time, and self-discipline But it’s totally doable and the results are worth the early investment (even if you’re new to practice and not responsible for bringing in work yet). We’ll get into what you should be doing and when…but first, let’s start with some basics. What is marketing/business development? Lawyers and law firms spend lots of time and money…

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When There’s a Mismatch Between The Value of Your Time and How You Spend it


I want to challenge you today, to really think about how you value your time. Let’s start here: Do you believe your time is valuable? I hope you’re nodding, because I promise you it is – you’re amazing and definitely a big deal (it’s just us, let’s be honest, you rock). Now, assuming you agree with me, does the way you act and fill your time match up to that? In other words do you treat your time like it’s valuable? For example, what are the things that cost you time that you know deep down you don’t need to be…

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Are you struggling with your goals for the new year?

Just yesterday I was thinking about all the things I want to accomplish this year - 2019 is going to be a big one! If you’re also setting goals or if you made resolutions for the new year, keep something in mind - people often set new year’s resolutions starting January 1st. Let’s think that through a bit. You’ve just made it through the holiday season, countless parties and events, a hectic year-end at work, visits with family and friends, and new year’s celebrations. You’re just coming up for air. You’re tired. You probably feel like you need a break.…

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Seven Mistakes that Keep Amazing Women Stuck on the Hectic Hamster Wheel

I often see these seven mistakes getting in the way of how focused, balanced, and in-control your days could be, leaving amazing women like you stuck in a rushed, hectic, not-enough-time way of living instead (that used to be me): “I’ll just power through.”  Some women try to just put their heads down and plow through their to-dos, often thinking that if they can just get enough done, just catch up, things will get better and they’ll stay on track. Sadly, they keep trying that over and over, and it just doesn’t work. Powering through may occasionally give a quick…

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How Life Used To Look for Me, How I Fixed It, and How That Can Help You

I’ve always been an “overachiever.” I always wanted to be educated and successful. But, growing up, I had no examples of successful, educated people around me. So I did what I knew how to do – from the time I was little, I worked hard. At school, extra curricular stuff, and jobs. And I always did really well in school, so the hard work was paying off. I loved learning and still do. Give me a test, a homework assignment, anything I was responsible for learning, and I rocked it. That’s how it went for me through high school, then…

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Four Totally-Doable Steps to Make Your Day Less Overwhelming and More Productive

Do you feel overwhelmed during the day? Like you’re plowing through all your to-dos but because you’re juggling so much you just can’t get it all done? Maybe you even beat yourself up a little about the things that don’t get done during the day. Fixing the “never enough time” issue can take a little work, and it can be tough to know where to start. But with the right help, it can be very doable.  Here are four things you can do right now to start turning your days around. Give yourself five minutes of planning time. It’s so, so…

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