Lawyers and the Self-Examined Life

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To be successful, lawyers must self-monitor.  You must be fully aware of your non-verbal cues, your expression, the implications of your words.  You must know how you come across to clients, opposing counsel, and the court, not to mention colleagues and staff.  The natural tendency is to be circumspect. Makes complete sense in court and [...]

Root Cause

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How often do you end the day frustrated?  If you’re like most lawyers, you’re probably frustrated by a long list – endless demands from clients and the firm, guilt over time not spent at home, anger at having no time for yourself, and not enough time to get your work done. The solution is rethinking [...]

Why Does Change Suck? Part 1

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Why does change suck? Have you ever noticed how when you’re poised to do something major your self-doubts smack you upside your head? You have the motivation, strength, and drive.  You’ve set the goals, made the plans, rallied your support networks. Then it strikes.  The cobra of self-doubt comes to kick you in the ass. [...]

The Key to Happiness

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One’s destination is never a new place, but a new way of seeing things. ~Henry Miller This is one of my favorite quotes.  We frequently have this impression that change means turning our lives upside down and making dramatic changes.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Sometimes the deepest, most meaningful change results from [...]