A colleague of mine asked me the other day, “Aren’t freelance attorneys some of the WORST attorneys out there?” I started to ball up my fists (jkjk, he’s a good friend of mine), but then I thought about it and realized that this is a common misconception. Freelance attorneys are actually best lawyers that you rarely hear about. We are like the ghost attorneys of lawyers… like the Batmen and Batwomen of Gothem… like Sully on the Hudson (okay, now I’m getting carried away). Check out the video below to learn why freelance attorneys are actually the BEST attorneys that you’ve never heard of!
Hi lawyers! It is yet another Q&A Day! That means that I answer YOUR questions straight from YOUR life! Today's question comes from Anthony in Wisconsin. Anthony writes, "Dear Sonrisa, I’m a true solo. I do everything. I’m going to get slightly personal here because I don’t really have anywhere else to go. I’m wondering how do other solos deal with the loneliness and pressure?" What would you recommend to Anthony if he came to you with this question? Take a look at the following video to learn what I suggested!
Imagine there is a magic machine- bright, colorful, lit-up, and blinking with an alluring glow. Pretend you walk over to the machine, take a dollar out of your pocket, and put it into the machine. The machine spits out two dollars. The dollars come whizzing out so fast at you, that you duck quickly. “Did that really just happen?” you think to yourself. “No, it must have been a mistake.” You cautiously approach the machine again, clutching one of the dollars that just flew out at you. You put the dollar in the machine, and again- WHIZZ! Two more dollars come flying at your head! Excitedly, you place another dollar in the machine and another and another. Every time you put a dollar in, two dollars are released. With a huge grin, you collect your bounty and return to your desk back at the law practice. You notice that the pile of work on your desk is suddenly half as tall as it was when you left. “What is going on?” you say out loud to no one. Lawyers- this may sound like fiction, but IT’S REAL! Check out the following video to learn more about YOUR PERSONAL MAGIC MONEY MACHINE!!
Hey lawyers! I hate to break it to you, but we need HELP! Lawyers can be an over-worked, stressed-out, anxiety-ridden, go-getting bunch of movers and shakers. It’s exhausting trying to manage and grow your law practice while taking care of your family and trying to maintain some semblance of a healthy and balanced personal lifestyle. Some days, you might even look in the mirror and question your life decisions. I put together a list of 5 signs that you could use some help. I’ll also show you how you find this help and start benefiting from it as soon as tomorrow! Check out the following video!
Hey lawyers! There just might be a BIG PROBLEM with your email time stamps! But you probably haven’t thought about them… ever. Many attorneys send emails at all times of night which means that they aren’t getting to their inboxes until after a jam-packed day. Check out this video to learn how you can save time during your day and kiss those 3:00 a.m. email stamps goodbye!
Hey Lawyers! Do you ever attend live networking events? Some of us love the chance to interact and engage with like-minded, sharp professionals live and in person. For others, this is an anxiety-producing social nightmare. Regardless of how you feel about networking events, every once in a while you meet someone who really makes an impression on you. In fact, this happened to me recently- I could NOT BELIEVE what this person said to me! Check out the following video to learn what happened!
Hi lawyers! Delegating can be challenging for many of us lawyers. It can be difficult to loosen the reins and turn over a task to someone else. But delegating to an employee or a contractor is one of the best things that you can do to grow your business. Good workers, organization, and good instructions yield good work. Some famous entrepreneurs would agree. Check out the following video to see what your favorite celeb entrepreneurs have to say!
Hey lawyers! Are you a "lawyer of the night?" Are you up late at night running your law practice, lawyering, and saving the world one client at a time? I know many attorneys who do a good bit of lawyering late at night. What are they doing so late at night? Is there a way to get to bed at a reasonable time and still get all of your lawyering done? Watch the following video to find out!
Hi lawyers! If you run your own law firm it is safe for me to assume that you are SO BUSY! What would you do if you could create more time in your busy schedule each week? Would you coach your kid's soccer team? Grow your law practice? Even- GASP- take a nap?! Fortunately, there is a way for you to reclaim hours every single week and continue to earn income. Watch the following video to learn how this is possible!
Hi lawyers- It's Q&A Tuesday! That means that I answer YOUR real-life questions regarding how to efficiently run your law practice! This week, personal injury attorney, Mike from Maryland writes: "Sonrisa- I am going on “vacation” tomorrow with my family (a week in Virginia at my mother-in-laws’ place) with no real itinerary — hoping to hike, golf, and spend some good time on the beach. I’m a solo practitioner, and I'm very stressed out with so much work to do before even leaving. I'm also worried that I won’t be able to really unplug. Is it possible? Interested in your thoughts/recommendations..." What would you tell Mike if he came to you with this question? Check out this video to see what I recommended!