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Don’t Settle For Boredom

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Last week over at Above The Law, I wrote a post entitled Grit and a Growth Mindset: It’s the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. A fixed mindset is intimidated by obstacles, sees effort as fruitless, and takes criticism ...

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What Makes Lawyers Happy?

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Many law students and new lawyers are obsessed with things such as rank, grades, and law review. But (thanks to the Legal Skills Prof Blog) I recently came across an empirical research study on SSRN that shows that those things ...

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Growth v. Fixed Mindset

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A brief video I found that highlights the difference between adopting a growth mindset or a fixed mindset (A concept I’ve blogged about multiple times). How you face the day is your choice.

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Allegory Of The Long Spoons

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The following is a brief allegory, told from a Jewish perspective. Initially I heard it as a Buddhist lesson. I’m sure there are variations of the tale across many religions, it’s message so universal. Rabbi Haim of Romshishok was an ...

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Work-Life Balance: Denouement

Balance. Or lack thereof?

  This past week, I wrapped up the manuscript for my forthcoming book, The Marble and The Sculptor – hence the lack of updates this past week. Not to mention it was a hectic week.  A large brief for an ...

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What Is More Important Than Winning?

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Lost among all the other news of the past month, a story slipped through the cracks that deserves recognition. A story about the integrity of Spanish runner Ivan Fernandez Anaya.  Two weeks ago, on December 2, Spanish athlete Iván Fernández ...

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4 Blocks or 80 Dollars

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  There is a parking deck right next to our office building. The monthly fee is $80. Cheap, in comparison to most cities. Affordable. Four blocks away from our office building are the bridges going over the railroad tracks that ...

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Review: The Food Traveler’s Handbook

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  A review of a food book? On a blawg? Wait for the connection. The Food Traveler’s Handbook is a guide for people traveling to far-flung corners of the globe and understand that there are real people, living real lives in these ...

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Give Me The Hard Way

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  Earlier this week I had a two hour drive, followed by a non-stop five hour deposition, followed by a two hour drive home. It was a long day. A grueling day to some extent. The type of day they ...

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The Power(lessness) of Attorney

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  This past week I drafted my first power of attorney. For those unaware, a “power of attorney” is a written authorization to represent or act on another’s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorizing ...

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