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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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The Weight Of Old Things

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I was in the basement with my five-year old son the other day, looking for something among the boxes, furniture, and other assorted cruft that accumulates when you have a home. The basement becomes a repository of discarded or forgotten items. ...

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Imagination > Plastic

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So Christmas has come and passed. My five-year-old son received a boatload of presents. A huge RC monster truck. Transformers. A RC helicopter. Puzzles. Legos. A Power Wheels Mini-Cooper for him to drive around in. An iPad mini (his schools ...

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