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3 Tips to Find the Motivation to Further Your Business Success

3 Tips to Find the Motivation to Further Your Business Success

You don’t become an attorney without a healthy dose of ambition, which is why so many in the profession suffer when they hit their mid-career slump. You studied, stressed, and ultimately survived law school. You passed the bar, waded into the sharky waters of the job market, built a career, and had the moxie to start your own firm. It wasn’t always fun, but it gave you purpose. Now you’re here, in calmer seas… What’s next?

The Value of Transparency with Your Client Services Coordinator

The Value of Transparency with Your Client Services Coordinator

There are two types of attorneys: those that spend their day worrying about what their admin team is (or isn’t) doing and those that spend their day micromanaging their admins to relieve this worry. Neither is good—not for you, not for your firm, and not for your ability to retain talented employees—and yet it’s easy to feel as if there’s no alternative. This article exists to tell you that there is but to see it, you need to learn the value of transparency.

The Significance of Taking Your Vacation Time, and How to Do So Stress-Free

The Significance of Taking Your Vacation Time, and How to Do So Stress-Free

When you started law school you knew it was going to be busy, stressful, and hard but if someone had told you then that ten, fifteen, or twenty years on you’d be struggling to carve out vacation time and have no margin for self-care, you might not have signed up. Furthermore, if they’d told you that every day would be a grind, retaining quality employees would feel impossible, and even finding slivers of joy in your routine would feel out of reach, you would have fled. So how did you get here? Or perhaps, more importantly, how do you change?

The Power of Prospective Clients on Incremental Revenue

The Power of Prospective Clients on Incremental Revenue

If you didn’t love law, you wouldn’t run a law firm and yet let’s be honest: you won’t put in long hours every day for the love of the game; you do it to make money. Profit is the whole point of running a business, after all. It’s the raison d’être of every enterprise and so it always shocks me when entrepreneurial attorneys don’t understand incremental revenue.

How Fear Becomes a Barrier to Business Growth

How Fear Becomes a Barrier to Business Growth

Actions speak louder than words and so while no attorney will admit that they’re afraid of growth, plenty display this fear in the ways they act (or fail to do so). Growth requires a leap of faith, after all, and not everyone is confident enough to jump. You don’t gain a competitive advantage by sitting idly but by doing upfront work that only later translates into increased productivity.

Recognizing Motivation: Identifying Employees Who Would Thrive with Additional Opportunity

Recognizing Motivation: Identifying Employees Who Would Thrive with Additional Opportunity

If there’s one characteristic every employee needs, regardless of their duty, it’s intrinsic motivation. When your team is as driven as you are, untold success is at your fingertips. The issue, of course, is that building such a team doesn’t come easy. It takes planning and, crucially, time—and if you’re like every attorney out there, you haven’t got much of the latter to spare. 

3 Reasons There Are STILL “Now Hiring” Signs

3 Reasons There Are STILL “Now Hiring” Signs

We’re over two years into the pandemic. Yet drive through downtown in most cities (and even rural towns), and you’ll see them…“Now hiring” and “help wanted” signs on practically every block, law firm social media post, and digital job site! So what’s going on? Why are business owners of all kinds (including law offices) still struggling to find and retain employees? Here are three reasons for this ongoing labor shortage.

What Gets Tracked Increases

What Gets Tracked Increases

The world we live in is driven by data. Indeed, every second people out there create 1.7 MB of new information. That’s a lot and taken altogether, this data can be incredibly powerful. No wonder, then, management theorist Peter Drucker famously proclaimed, “What gets measured gets improved.” Data, when used effectively, leads to success. The trick, of course, is getting that “used effectively” part right.

What It’s Costing You to NOT…

What It’s Costing You to NOT…

Human beings are no good at long-term planning. If the record temperatures consuming Europe weren’t ample proof of this, the fact that only one-third of U.S. adults has an estate plan certainly is. We are simply a species hard-wired to survive the day, not the decade, and while this is natural, it’s also costly. What are you losing by not sending your employees to our Law Firm Admin Bootcamp for proper training? What is it costing you to not shell out a little extra for top talent? What is lost when you blow a referral by failing to stay on top of our email? The answer is: you don’t even want to know.

Why Great Employees Are Leaving Great Attorneys

Why Great Employees Are Leaving Great Attorneys

Great employees aren’t being poached by bigger, badder firms offering bigger, badder salaries or “Cadillac” benefits. They’re not overwhelmed by their to-do lists or workloads.

They’re leaving because YOU—the attorney—are not holding up YOUR end of the bargain.

How to Eliminate Attorney Procrastination

How to Eliminate Attorney Procrastination

Procrastination. We all do it.

As a busy attorney, you tend with looming client deadlines (and demands), a line of staff outside your door delegating back up to you, and a family waiting at home for you to show up before 6 pm. Understandably, you need your time to space out and unplug. But is it worth it?

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