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Nothing But the Ruth!

You Don’t Need a Holiday to Show Some Love

By | Feb.11.16 | No Comments

Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and stores are filled with overpriced flowers and red and pink candy shaped like hearts. In honor of this Hallmark holiday, my editors asked me, “How do you show …Continue reading »


Nothing But The Ruth!

Write What? A Simple Solution to Blogger’s Block

By | Jan.13.16 | 1 Comment

As a blogger, I often have random inspirations for posts. They can hit me at any time — when I’m going for a run, talking to colleagues, reading my Twitter feed. The one time my brain …Continue reading »


Connect the Dots!

Networking on the Road

By | Dec.23.15 | No Comments

A busy travel schedule can be good for business development. Ruth Carter tells how she does it in today’s installment of “Connect the Dots: A Lawyer’s Guide to Networking.” Looking over my calendar from 2015, I noticed …Continue reading »


Nothing But The Ruth

Finding Your Law Firm’s Social Media Voice

By | Nov.11.15 | No Comments

Recently the lawyers in my new firm, Venjuris, decided to be more active on social media, particularly in blogging and on a Facebook page. The partners are looking to me for guidance on how to …Continue reading »


Nothing But The Ruth

A More Purposeful Life: Rethinking Time

By | Oct.08.15 | No Comments

How did we decide our days would be broken up into “weekdays” and “weekends” and “business hours” and “personal time?” If you are someone’s employee, these concepts make sense. But not necessarily if you’re an …Continue reading »


Nothing But the Ruth!

Starting the Day on a Happy Foot

By | Sep.14.15 | No Comments

Earlier this year, I listened to an episode of the podcast “Invisible Office Hours,” where the hosts, entrepreneurs Paul Jarvis and Jason Zook, shared their morning routines. They don’t begin their days by checking email and …Continue reading »


Nothing But The Ruth!

Disregarding the Traditional Workweek

By | Aug.18.15 | 2 Comments

When did we decide that the “workweek” should be defined as Monday through Friday,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.? (Okay, I know a good many lawyers work a lot more than that, but you know what I’m saying.) Lately …Continue reading »


Nothing But The Ruth!

The Great Email Clean Out 2015

By | Jul.14.15 | 2 Comments

One of the downsides of traveling is that email keeps coming in while you’re gone. Although I had an awesome time doing The Undeniable Tour earlier this year and speaking at the Ungagged conference in London, my inbox turned …Continue reading »


Nothing But The Ruth!

The Undeniable Tour: Lessons from the Road

By | Jun.16.15 | No Comments

I did a speaking tour this spring that I called “The Undeniable Tour.” It involved a two-week road trip from San Diego to Seattle with five speaking engagements along the way at law schools and bar …Continue reading »


Nothing But the Ruth!

Blogging for the Long Haul

By | May.11.15 | 1 Comment

“I’ve got to start a blog.” Those words came out of our new associate’s mouth as he walked into my office a few weeks ago. He had watched me open six new client files over the …Continue reading »