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VIDEO: How To Manage Your Online Reputation

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Online Reputation – How To Create A Buffer Around Your Name You can watch the above for a recording of the live broadcast between Gyi Tsakalakis and I. We go over the basic preventive measures you should take in order to ...

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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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Book Review: Deep Work

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Three years ago I reviewed So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport. It was one of my favorite books that year and I continue to recommend it to people. Newport has just released his next book, Deep Work: Rules For ...

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Patrick Zarrelli Attempts To Blackmail Me

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I was going about my morning internet routine, reading news, checking email, Twitter and the like. I usually swing by Reddit as well, but it was down this morning so I skipped it. I came back to it later and I noticed ...

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How To Handle Criticism

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“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” – Sir Winston Churchill As a new professional of any sort, ...

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Why You Need Discipline To Develop Diligence

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Some people, when stuck in a unchanging pattern, look for ways to improve themselves, their routine, or work product. They take a class, or read a book, or look at motivational memes. The motivation works — for a couple days. But eventually it wears ...

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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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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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