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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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Are You A Lion Or A Gazelle?

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A few days ago over at Consultant’s Mind, there was a discussion of the infamous Dan Montano quote that was popularized in Thomas Friedman’s The World Is Flat: Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run ...

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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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Just Another Day

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Today is the first Tuesday of 2016. By being a Tuesday, it doesn’t have the je ne sais quoi of a Monday. You can’t blame things on “a case of the Tuesdays.” No one says that. People dread Mondays. Tuesdays just sort ...

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Interrupting Well Laid Plans

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This weekend, my family and I went to the gym. We belong to a club call Life Time Fitness. Huge place, great equipment, layout, services, etc. My son loves it, we take him all the time. Instilling fitness into children from ...

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How to Juggle a Family and Law School

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We’re probably a month out from most law schools opening their doors again for the Fall. There is also going to be a new (though smaller) crop of 1Ls heading in those doors. It’s been a few years since I ...

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Do You Feed Your Résumé Or Your Eulogy?

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I’m not a huge fan of David Brooks, but on occasion his columns provoke thought or provide insight. His recent column for the New York Times, The Moral Bucket List, contained a passage that resonated with me: It occurred to me ...

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“I Feel Like A Shit Lawyer”

Balance. Or lack thereof?

Woke up this morning, made coffee, breakfast. Wife heads to work, I finish getting son ready for school. Drop him off and then come back to my home office as I’ve got a bunch of media stuff  (podcast, layout/design, etc) ...

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Choose To Put Yourself In A Bad Situation

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I was in Atlanta yesterday to speak at a CLE event for OutkickCLE. I had gone over the night before and stayed with my brother-in-law & his wife so I wouldn’t have to drive over in the morning. But the CLE wasn’t until the ...

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