Month: August 2014

LFMM 070: The Slight Edge (part 1)

This is the Book that Will Change Your Life I read a ton of books. And I recommend a ton of books (click here for a list of my must read books). This book is a game changer. Here’s the back story. I’m starting this new podcast called “Successful in Seattle” (if you don’t want to miss out on that, and you don’t, click here) where I interview successful people in Seattle to learn how they got where they are and what lessons they learned in the process. I also ask for one book they recommend. One of my interviewees told me he always recommends “The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness” by Jeff Olson. He told me he reads it at least once a year. And he’s the type of guy that when he tells me what he reads, I want to read it. So I bought it, and I’ve been thinking about it and […]

How Mitch Jackson, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Takes Social Media for Lawyers to a Whole Different Level

When Mitch Jackson opened his law firm way back in 1986 he knew two things were going to propel him to success: (1) becoming the best trial lawyer in the land; and (2) cultivating a referral network that would continue to supply him with great cases to showcase his skills with. Today we are lucky to have him on the show and extract from him everything he knows about starting building a successful law firm and using social media to achieve those ends.

LFMM 068: The Definition of Value

Every day we make value decisions. The equation, at its most simple, is this: am I getting at least as much back as I’m paying for the service, product, tool, etc. that I’m buying? If the answer is yes (or if the perceived answer is yes), there’s value there. That’s what I want to talk about in this weeks podcast, because as business owners we need to hone our understanding of value, both so we can spend money in the right places, and so we can get paid what we are truly worth.
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