Why You Should Love the One You’re With

Why You Should Love the One You’re With

True story: More than a decade ago, I hired an attorney colleague to handle a legal matter for me (because an attorney who represents herself has a fool for an attorney and a client, as Ben Franklin once said). This attorney thoroughly explained to me the entire...

Solo v. CEO Thinkers: Which are You?

Solo v. CEO Thinkers: Which are You?

This year I am committed to helping you grow your practice. As such, I’ll be rolling out new content across multiple platforms throughout the year. I have created a series of lessons which, over the course of the year, will cover all seven of the critical business...

Should You Blog for Business? Here’s a Simple Analysis

Should You Blog for Business? Here’s a Simple Analysis

I hate blogging. Don’t ask me to blog, because I never will.” That’s how the first conversation started with a new client of mine back in 2014. My response to her was: “You don’t have to blog if you don’t want to. There are many other ways you can market your...

Are You Struggling to Be a Boss Because You Are Too Nice?

Are You Struggling to Be a Boss Because You Are Too Nice?

Maybe you are a “nice” person. Maybe not. I don’t know.What I do know is what I read and hear—far too many women lawyers and other women bosses discussing whether they should reprimand (or fire) this employee or that for clearly unprofessional behavior.Examples:...

Is It You (the Boss) or Me (Your Employee)?

Is It You (the Boss) or Me (Your Employee)?

Listen, I get it. Good help IS hard to find. I’ve been through a few bad apples myself. I’ve also coached many attorneys through the process of firing bad-fit employees, and hiring, on-boarding and training shiny, new employees.However, if you find yourself going...

How to Low-Key Attract New Clients Consistently

How to Low-Key Attract New Clients Consistently

Want to know the secret I teach my private clients to help them attract their ideal clients month-in-and-month-out? Honestly, it’s not so much a “secret” as it is an approach. In fact, many marketing experts can break down the first part for you:1. Identify your ideal...

Steps You Can Take Now to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Steps You Can Take Now to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Do you have Imposter Syndrome? Imposter Syndrome is a belief that we are not good enough, accomplished enough, or smart enough and any minute now, we will be exposed as a fraud or imposter and become the laughingstock. Or worse. Many people struggle with this...

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" vacation since we...

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...