Make Money Monday: Use It or Lose It

A couple of months before the pandemic hit, tidy-up evangelist Marie Kondo released a new book, Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life , which applies Kondo’s decluttering principles to the workplace context.  As this article describes, Kondo advises readers to decide what to keep and what to cull by asking themselves a particular  object…

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Make Money Mondays: Three Time’s the Charm

Have you ever considered a new practice area or business model for your law firm but weren’t sure whether it had legs? If you’re looking for a quick way to figure out the NBT, you might try the “rule of three” – which is how Chris Wilson, founder of Lululemon knew that a company focused…

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Everything You Need to Consider Before Locking Into High Cost Contracts With Consultants Coaches and Marketers – Part I

Like anyone else, even rational, bright, ever-skeptical attorneys are vulnerable to high-cost, low return coaching, consultant and marketing programs.  As I wrote  here  six years ago, there are plenty of reasons why attorneys are easy prey for questionable, pricey programs.  For starters, many lawyers running their own firm particularly during economically-shaky times like these naturally…

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Make Money Mondays: Shift Work and Pandemic

As we roll into the second month of pandemic, many of us are slowly realizing that the crazy ad hoc schedules — with Parent No. 1 working 6 am through 10 am, then homeschooling junior while Parent No. 2 works, then swap at noon and so on — that we once viewed as stop gap…

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Make Money Mondays: Invest in Yourself

As we start on Week Number 4 of the pandemic lockdown, everyone is growing restless and nervous.  For many solo and small firm lawyers, the reality of at least another month’s worth of case postponements and reduced intake has settled in.  Meanwhile, if my personal email box is any indication, vendors, marketers and coaches galore…

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