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No Growth Without Risk

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This month, there are law students graduating from law school all around the country. If you’re one of them, you’re graduating into one of the worst legal job markets ever. If you already landed a job, congratulations! Bust your ass ...

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Make Your Bed Everyday

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When I was around 13 years old I was completely and utterly done with making my bed. All I did was get back into at the end of the day! Why cover it all back up when I was just ...

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Successful People Are Largely Defined By Two Things

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A three hour dinner at a steakhouse. Back and forth regarding mediator selection at Reddit. Exchanging Facebook messages regarding contract negotiations in Dallas. I already shared the details of the steakhouse experience over at Above The Law. Myself and a few ...

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8 Straightforward Rules For Avoiding Burnout

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The other day I was on a private forum for lawyers. A new associate at a large law firm came in complaining of burnout. They weren’t whining or whimpering over their life. They just felt like they had fallen out of ...

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How To Manage Your Online Reputation

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So I’ve been giving some thought lately to “reputation management” in light of reputation dudebro trying to blackmail me. It was an ineffective and comical attempt, but still, it happened. I’m in a bit of a unique situation when something ...

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Patrick Zarrelli Attempts To Blackmail Me

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I was going about my morning internet routine, reading news, checking email, Twitter and the like. I usually swing by Reddit as well, but it was down this morning so I skipped it. I came back to it later and I noticed ...

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How To Handle Criticism

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“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” – Sir Winston Churchill As a new professional of any sort, ...

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Why You Need Discipline To Develop Diligence

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Some people, when stuck in a unchanging pattern, look for ways to improve themselves, their routine, or work product. They take a class, or read a book, or look at motivational memes. The motivation works — for a couple days. But eventually it wears ...

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