Balance


Friday Fit Five

Five Ways to Make Your Days Better

By | Jun.22.18 | No Comments

Sometimes your day is cruising happily along when a bump in the road — or a major pothole — comes along to derail you from the easy life. And then there are days when everything …Continue reading »


Struggle for Work-Life Balance, Part 4

Systems and Procedures: Making Your Practice Work Well — Consistently

By | Jun.18.18 | No Comments

In “Why Lawyers Really Struggle with Work-Life Balance,” I gave six steps to building a practice that runs smoothly and allows you to have a life. We’ve covered the first two steps, improving management skills and technology …Continue reading »


Nothing But the Ruth

Lawyers and Vacations: It’s a Necessity

By | May.17.18 | No Comments

I haven’t taken a vacation in over two years. In 2016, I took my dog Rosie to Flagstaff, Arizona, for a few days. We relaxed in front of the fire at our Airbnb and I …Continue reading »


Make Room for Joy

Busy Lawyers Must Learn to Say No

By | May.09.18 | No Comments

There’s a saying that goes, “If you want something done, ask the busiest person in the room.” Many of us have been that person at one time or another — or felt a pang of …Continue reading »


Struggle for Work-Life Balance, Part 3

Technology Can Be Your Ticket to a Profitable, Well-Balanced Law Practice (Or Not)

By | May.08.18 | No Comments

In “Why Lawyers Really Struggle for Work-Life Balance,” I listed six steps to building a practice that runs smoothly and allows you to have a life: 1) acquire better management skills; 2) implement better technology; 3) create …Continue reading »


The Satisfaction Dilemma

Confronting Lawyer Turnover in Law Firms

By | May.02.18 | No Comments

Turnover in law firms, especially with young lawyers, is at its highest level ever. Nothing law firms have done to date has reversed this trend and the damage to firms is almost unfathomable. Thanks to …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Traits of Great Lawyers

By | Apr.20.18 | No Comments

What makes a great lawyer? Is it intelligence, good people skills, effective writing? Of course, we must have a certain level of intelligence and motivation, along with experience and opportunities. But the truth is, the …Continue reading »


Work-Life Balance, Part 2

Lawyers’ Struggle for Work-Life Balance: Managing Your Business

By | Apr.03.18 | No Comments

In “Why Lawyers Really Struggle for Work-Life Balance,” I listed six steps to building a practice that runs smoothly and allows you to have a life: 1) acquire better management skills; 2) implement better technology; …Continue reading »


How to Have a Successful Firm and a Successful Life

Why Lawyers Really Struggle for Work-Life Balance

By | Feb.28.18 | No Comments

Link Christin recently posted a fine article titled “Shoot for a Realistic Work-Life Balance in 2018.” While he does a nice job presenting practical steps you can take right now, when many firms are “shifting away …Continue reading »


Nothing But the Ruth!

How Do You Combat Mental Gremlins?

By | Feb.27.18 | No Comments

I have a group of mental gremlins that live in my head. Other people I know call their gremlins “the girls” or “the committee.” These are the voices in my head that tell me I suck …Continue reading »