The Most Underused Research Tool

YOUR EARS!!! Your ears are the single most underutilized research tool and THEY. ARE. FREE. Listen when people talk!!! Guess what? People LOVE to complain. They complain about absolutely everything. In those complaints lie some of the best business ideas. I work in an environment with literally hundreds of unhappy attorneys. I used to, and still do to an extent, loathe the amount of whining and daydreaming I heard. I used to just pump music through my earbuds at ridiculous levels to drown out the sound of people wallowing in their underacheivement. Then I started listening. I realized that many of the people that annoyed me the most had dreams and just couldn’t figure out how to reach them. I started hosting “get your shit together” planning & accountability sessions and realized I had a real thing. I became an office resource for people who were starting business or law […]

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PULL THE TRIGGER: 3 Signs You’re Ready to Launch

Launching a new business or project can be so scary. You may find yourself cycling between excitement and anxiety. Eventually, you just have to pull the trigger and get started.┬áHere are 3 signs you’re ready to launch: You’ve made a decision. You’ve made a business plan. You’ve done your research. You’ve already decided what, now is the when. Stop making excuses and finding ways to procrastinate (does your place “suddenly” need a deep cleaning?!?!). You have to start eventually, why not do so today. You’re waiting for other parts of the plan to come together. I know you have a massive plan. If you’re anything like me, your big picture looks more like a spider web than a straight line. But you can’t make progress in the bigger goal until you get started. You’re afraid or anxious. This is kind of a big deal. You’re stepping outside of your comfort […]

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