Month: May 2017

030: Speed and Attention

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Building a successful law firm is all about speed and attention, and managing the two against each other. What do I mean by that? Speed The ability to do things fast. The ability to be there first. Implementing even when you are scared. Pushing forward even when you’re not sure of the outcome. Attention Performing as promised. Creating great work. Being right with your legal analysis. Showing up on time. Completing promises. The Push/Pull of Speed and Attention As a lawyer my guess is that most of your life is focused too much on attention and not enough on speed. How often have you gone down the rabbit hole researching a legal question? How many times have you redone your logo? How long did it take you to pick a law firm name (that wasn’t your own name). As lawyers, we are taught to be risk averse, to make sure we are right. But the bottom line is, whether starting […]

029: Stop Wasting Time

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Here’s a short summary of what we’re talking about (these are my actual notes from the episode)… 1. Just got back from Paris. 2. Launching a new training soon on Facebook – if you’re interested go to FREE TRAINING: “three secrets to using Facebook to actually get clients without having to be tech savvy or spend a ton of money” 3. Today’s episode is about mindset – and I thought I’d talk about this based on the experience I had while on the plane coming home. 4. Advice – stop wasting time on stuff you can’t control – look within for why you are frustrated – instead of whining and crying look for solutions – use it as a learning experience to avoid the problem in the future Christopher Small knows how to start and build successful law firms. He is the owner of CMS Law Firm, a Bellevue estate planning firm, and Building a Law Firm, a site […]
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