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Overcoming Doubt

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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

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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

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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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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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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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Genius v. Talent

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“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see.” – Arthur Schopenhauer, quoted in the latest Scientific American Mind. Despite most lawyers healthy appreciation of their own intellect and prowess, very few actually qualify as ...

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Review: So Good They Can’t Ignore You

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  First off: God I hope this book becomes popular. It’s not perfect, but an entire generation needs to hear its message. [hr] I recently received a review copy of Cal Newport’s “So Good They Can’t Ignore You.” Newport achieved ...

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