Do You Think You Need Better ‘Systems’ in Your Practice?

Do You Think You Need Better ‘Systems’ in Your Practice?

Does this sound familiar?“I need systems!”I hear that at least once or twice a week—much more if you count what I read on social media—from solo lawyers trying to grow their law practices while keeping their sanity.But when I ask: “What do you mean by ‘systems?’” the...
How to Get What You’ve Never Had (with Total Ease)

How to Get What You’ve Never Had (with Total Ease)

I just took a vacation. Two in fact. An extended one in October and a weekend beach getaway last weekend for husband’s birthday. Our last vacation was two years ago for an anniversary. And, before that…well, hubby and I had not taken a “real”...
What Would You Choose if You Had a Choice?

What Would You Choose if You Had a Choice?

Over dinner last night with a dear friend (a fellow attorney), we discussed our careers, and she shared with me the moment she fell out of love with hers. She’d been an adoption lawyer for decades.“I remember working at my dining room table while I bounced my own...
Focusing on Your Expenses is Crippling Your Business

Focusing on Your Expenses is Crippling Your Business

So I’ve got a beef with Profit First. For the uninitiated, Profit First is a book written by Mike Michalowicz, and his basic theory is that all businesses can and should be profitable from the jump.The secret sauce for this is his method of allocating your income, as...
Are You a Planner or a Procrastinator?

Are You a Planner or a Procrastinator?

 January is planning season. Business owners, in particular, love to use this time to reflect on the past year, evaluate our losses, celebrate our wins, and plan how we are going to do it all differently in the coming year.I love planning. In fact, it is a key...