Poll: What is Your Longest Vacation This Year?

Does the frequency of client emergencies rise the closer you get to vacation time? Does it keep you from taking more than a day or two off at a time? If you’re in the United States, it probably means that you’re one of the 61 percent who plan to work during vacation this year. Now […]

Aim For Work-Life Blend Instead of Work-Life Balance

Striving for the traditional concept of work-life balance – that work is completely outside and separate from the rest of your life – is a losing proposition these days. Strive instead, for a work-life blend. Accepting that we’re always connected and the way we work has changed will go a long way in reducing stress […]

Take Your Vacation. Now.

There’s never a good time to take a vacation, is there? There’s always more work than you can possibly do. You probably feel you need two of you as it is. That’s why you might as well go ahead and do it. Or for this reason, according to Small Biz Technology. All of this constant […]

Legal Billing Rule #8: Predicting Your Future Income

The following post is an excerpt from our free e-book, Ridiculously Remarkable Legal Billing. Better billing practices improve your law firm and your life. Here’s the eighth one from the book. Getting your bills out regularly and on-time is the most important tool you have in predicting your future income. Knowing how much money is […]

Legal Billing Rule #7: Avoid Communication Breakdown

The following post is an excerpt from our free e-book, Ridiculously Remarkable Legal Billing. Better billing practices improve your law firm and your life. Here’s the seventh one from the book we identify. A regular, descriptive bill is a nice backstop to ensure that you are keeping the client well-informed and that you are on […]

Legal Billing Rule #6: Delaying Billing is Like Giving Away Free Money

The following post is an excerpt from our free e-book, Ridiculously Remarkable Legal Billing. Better billing practices improve your law firm and your life. Here’s the sixth one from the book we identify. By not sending your bills out on time you are essentially offering interest-free financing and performing your services at a discount. Growing […]

Legal Billing Rule #5: Don't Cause Problems For Your Client & Screw Up Her Budget

The following post is an excerpt from our free e-book, Ridiculously Remarkable Legal Billing. Better billing practices improve your law firm and your life. Here’s the fifth one from the book we identify. When your bills come in on-time and on-budget, your client is more likely to automatically pay them without thinking twice. If your […]

Mind Hacking – How to Keep New Year's Resolutions

This article is the third in a series on tips for lawyers to use your brain to its full capacity. It’s based off a presentation I gave at MILOFest 2012 called “Hacking Your Mind”. You can find the first article here and the second article here. So far so good. I’ve been exercising, eating well, […]