How To Make Hard Decisions For Your Practice

Hey lawyers! Last week was a tough week for me in my business. I had to make a series of challenging decisions regarding situations that were brand new to me. I made it through the week and figured out a formula regarding how to make these tough calls in my practice moving forward. Check out this video for some tips to consider when handling hard decisions in your law practice.

Who Ya’ Gonna Call?

Hey lawyers! A few weeks ago, I found myself in a sticky situation with my business. Things did not go according to plan, and I was left working around the clock to play catch up. During that time, I really wished that I had someone to call for help. I am sure- as a hard working attorney with a busy personal life- that you have also been in this situation. Check out the video to learn exactly who to call when the going gets tough!

Celebrate Small Victories!

Hey lawyers! Do you ever feel frustrated with your law practice? Does it sometimes seem that you are not progressing with your professional goals as quickly as you would like? I have felt this way before. But when I look back a month, two months, or even a year- it is obvious that I have made progress. This is probably the case for you and your law practice as well. In fact, it is the smallest of steps that add up to make real progress. Check out this video for a little encouragement and a reminder to celebrate every little step along your professional journey!

Insights for New Entrepreneurs #1-3

Hey lawyers! I recently passed the first year anniversary of my law firm, Lewis Legal- horaay! The last year has been a roller coaster with many ups and downs. It has also been an incredible year of personal and professional growth. Over the past year, I have been able to expand my mindset in ways that I couldn’t have imagined. In celebration of my first year, I put together a list of lessons from a new/learning entrepreneur. These are things that I wish I could go back in time and tell myself a year ago. (Anyone have a time machine handy?) Check out this video to see what I learned!

Surround Yourself With The Very Best!

Hey lawyers! As many of you know, I enjoy working out, and I recently joined a very cool upper-end gym. I used to just exercise at my local YMCA (which I absolutely loved). I got used to being one of the top performers at the local YMCA. It was comfortable exercising at the YMCA, and I felt good about myself. At my new gym, however, EVERYONE is in awesome shape! After two workouts at fancy-pants-new-gym, I can already tell that I am average at best… probably below average. While it didn’t feel good at first to be below average, I quickly realized that surrounding myself with top performers will only allow me to grow. I can study what others are doing to achieve success and steal some of the best strategies for myself. I think this very principle applies to us as lawyers and business owners. To learn how you can improve your law firm by surrounding yourself with high achievers, check out this video!

Fast Action Deals For Your Clients?

Hey lawyers! If you know me, you know that I exercise like it’s nobody’s business. In fact, I recently joined the most amazing gym that I have ever seen. During the enrollment process, the gym representative offered me a “fast action discount,” meaning that if I signed up for a membership that day, I would save over $100 on the enrollment fee. I was already planning to sign up for a membership, but the fast action discount certainly encouraged me to do so immediately. Do you offer anything like this to your clients? Check out this video to learn how fast action deals can encourage proactivity and help you to grow your business!

How To Shamelessly Promote Your Law Firm

Hey lawyers! I just spent this morning nominating myself for an award and asking every lawyer I know to also nominate me. Doesn’t that sound like such an obnoxious thing to do?! It’s funny- a year ago, I never would have had the nerve to do anything like this. I would have thought that it was arrogant and annoying to self-promote so blatantly. Now I realize that some of the most successful people have found their success by 1) demonstrating an amazing or unique talent and skill and also 2) shamelessly and noisily self-promoting themselves. #bestlawyeralive Check out this video to learn how you can promote and represent yourself in order to take your law practice to the next level! #queenlawyer

Reluctant To Hire?

Hey lawyers! As you know, I am engaged with groups of attorneys on social media. Recently, a group of lawyers was talking about how stressed out and overwhelmed they are in their law practices. In spite of being overburdened, however, these lawyers expressed that they were reluctant to hire any help. One lawyer stated that hiring help would make her “actually have to work.” This conversation fascinated me. Isn’t working to improve and grow one’s law firm a positive thing? Check out this video where I further explore this topic and provide alternatives to those of you who are reluctant to hire!

When To Lower Your Value?

Hey lawyers! Today’s video is more of a question for you. I recently had a potential attorney-client make me an offer. I am excited about the work that I would be doing with this attorney-client, but the hourly rate is about 20% of my last offer/client negotiation. Is it ever okay to lower your value? By how much? Check out this video and let me know what you think!

Can’t Afford To Hire Your First Employee?

Hey lawyers! Recently, I was reading an article written by a fellow entrepreneur. In the article, the entrepreneur explained that business owners and entrepreneurs usually drag their feet before hiring their very first employee. This could be due to inexperience, lack of financial resources, and a number of other reasons. The entrepreneur explained that, instead, business owners should hire an employee as soon as remotely possible in order to facilitate business growth. I would like to take this idea a step further. What if you absolutely can’t afford to hire an employee but are still looking for that business growth in your law firm? What do you do in that situation? Check out this video to learn the answer!