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Measure Backwards & Finding Freedom From the Billable Hour

Measure Backwards & Finding Freedom From the Billable Hour

On LinkedIn I recently saw and jumped on an invitation to hear Arriana Huffington speak.Her new venture, Thrive Global, teamed up with Samsung to create an app to help us monitor our cell phone use. (not available for iOS yet ?)Ironic, no? A major tech company helping...

You Gave at the Office

You Gave at the Office

When someone would call our home phone and ask my dad to make a charitable donation, he used to say, “I gave at the office.” Most of my clients give way too much at the office. And I’m not talking about buying Girl Scout Cookies. You give your best effort, intellect,...

Generosity Monster

Generosity Monster

Getting inspiration during a winter beach walk on Cape Cod. I find inspiration in lots of places. A FAVORITE is Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary Vee (as he is known) is a self-made media expert and monster of generosity. He is amazingly honest, tough and kind. He essentially...

Enriching Expectations

Enriching Expectations

At the new year, many people pick a "word of the year".  For a long time, the word "expectations" had a bum rap in my book. I once heard someone say: “Expectations are planned disappointments.” This is especially true when we expect other people to behave as we would...

Listening in 2017

Listening in 2017

The “Best of 2017” lists are starting to come out. It’s a year, where we need to focus on the good things, and keep fighting the bad. Here are a few of my favorite podcasts and mindset tools from the year: The Happy Lawyer Project and The Resilient Lawyer Podcasts Two...

Gratitude Generators

Gratitude Generators

Giving gratitude consciously and intentionally is a practice I️ cultivate daily. The benefits of gratitude are well documented, from living longer to having greater satisfaction at work. Mostly, it feels good. It takes us out of feeling sorry for ourselves and opens...

Overcoming Inertia

Overcoming Inertia

This blog post Overcoming Inertia originally appeared in the September/October 2017 Newsletter for bestfriendsatthebar.com.   I recently spoke with a reporter who was trying to shape a “you against them” story about my business, WILL – Women Interested in Leaving...

Your Next Chapter

Your Next Chapter

Before leaving office, Barack Obama met with the New York Times book critic, Michiko Kakutani and said, "Storytelling brings people together to have the courage to take action on behalf of their lives." Think of a favorite story... Whether it's a novel, Rosa Parks...

Not Yet

Not Yet

Remember that silly but fun game of adding the phrase "in bed" the end of a fortune cookie saying? "You shall have a satisfying year."… in bed. "Those who treat each other with kindness, will receive kindness."....in bed. I have a new favorite word that can do similar...

What You Pay Attention to Grows 

What You Pay Attention to Grows 

Contemporary neuroscience shows us that the more we focus on something the stronger our neuro pathways become. The more we think about it, literally the stronger it gets. To change our lives, be happier and less fearful, we have to redirect our thoughts to focus on...

Why Take the MBTI?

Why Take the MBTI?

Recently, I asked one of the lawyers I work with, "What would you do if failure was not an option?". She couldn't answer right away. She said, "I've buried those parts of myself so far down, I don't know. I need to think about that." You know the phrase: To your own...

 

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