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Just Say “No”

There is an epidemic spreading among my lawyer colleagues and clients. One that has reached all areas of practice and even in-house counsel. It’s consistently saying “yes” to all speaking engagements, writing engagements, local bar appointments, and new client matters. It’s never doing an honest assessment of whether you are at capacity or on the …

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Co-Existing Emotions

As I continue to grow my business, I feel conflicting emotions. The most obvious is fear. Fear of failure. Fear of judgment. Fear of the unknown. Negative emotions have a tendency to stand louder than the positive ones. They’re based in history, society’s views, and the pressures imposed by our parents and family members. Fear …

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Mental Health Days

When was the last time you took a mental health day? A day to completely disconnect from work, house chores, and any stressful activities. If you’re like many of my lawyer colleagues, the answer is “never”. It’s time that you rethink the time you take off of work.  Most of our jobs have some form …

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Grounding in Gratitude

I think it’s time we talk openly and honestly about how hard it is to work in a scary and uncertain world right now. It was a pandemic, increased hate crimes, and then a tumultuous election and now it’s inflation, a housing market crisis, supply-chain issues, increased gas prices, infringement on women’s rights, and increased …

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Start With Why

I finished Simon Sinek’s “Start With Why” and it has me inspired to consider my purpose. Sinek’s position is that all great businesses and entrepreneurs start with why and then develop the “what” and “how” from the why. He references Apple, Southwest, and Harley Davison as companies with a clearly defined “why” that customers can …

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Think Bigger

I had a 1:1 coaching meeting earlier this week and the topic of thinking small came up. The client was considering the growth of her business and consistently measuring herself to where she was in the past and projecting success based on prior revenue. When asked to think about her future business, she pictured some …

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Q2 Workcation – NSB

I spent my second quarter workcation in New Smyrna Beach. One of the great privileges of entrepreneurship is designing your schedule around your interests, lifestyle, and energy. One of my values is adventure and there is nothing more satisfying than a work day that incorporates exploration.  This trip, I visited a lighthouse on Ponce Inlet, …

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