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Annual Planning For Lawyers – Reference Guide

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I was walking around a shopping center in early November and there were already holiday Christmas decorations hung up everywhere. Thanksgiving seems like it has almost been completely subsumed by the winter holiday season. Which is unsurprising really. Thanksgiving is, well, about giving ...

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Overcoming Doubt


I distinctly remember the first time I was hired by a new client. I was nervous as hell. To be perfectly honest, I felt like a fraud. I had done work for new clients before while I was an associate at ...

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The Pomodoro Technique For Time Management


Sometimes one of the most difficult problems people face is actually putting aside the time to work. People often attempt to multi-task multiple projects at one time while simultaneously juggling email, Twitter, etc. Frankly, it’s an incredibly ineffective method in which to conduct your work. We aren’t computers. ...

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Focus on Time, Not on Tasks

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As I noted a couple of days ago, Forbes recently published a ridiculous listicle of tasks to complete every morning. Do this, do that, run down the checklist. I ridiculed it because (a) it was drop-dead obvious things to do ...

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Bad Forbes, Bad


For some reason or other I had clicked over to Forbes this morning to read an article. As I finished reading the article, I noticed the popular posts tab at the top of the page. “Why not?” I thought. I ...

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Shaking Things Up – A Look At a New Means of Creating Contracts

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  “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.” – William Gibson, Neuromancer. The future has been described as an undiscovered country. It’s a destination, a geography, a culture that exists yet is ...

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Busy v. Remarkable

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  I was recently corresponding with a friend and the topic of extra-curricular projects came up. I rattled off a list of 6 or 7 things I’m doing outside of work.1 Bar committees, speaking engagements, article writing, writing a book, ...

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