Lawyers have egos. We try to remain humble, open to learning new things and trying to improve. But, let’s face it: we hate being wrong, we hate making mistakes and we hate when those mistakes are pointed out by our supervisors, adversaries or (worst case scenario) judges. The reality is, however, that mistakes will happen […]
I believe that we attract what we focus on and I believe that worry only attracts people and situations that create more things to worry about. This does not mean that concerns that you have are not legitimate, but worrying puts out an energy of powerlessness, lack of control, and even worse, victimization. Remain diligent, […]
Whether you believe in God, the Universe, or some benevolent force out there that orders your life, you have the ability to create situations in your life, whether those situations are positive or negative. For example, you have the power to create drama or peace in your life depending the friends you choose. You have […]
In the practice of law, you don’t have control over much. You can’t control the facts of the cases you are assigned. You can’t control who your adversaries, clients, witnesses or who your Judge will be. You can, however, control how you react to all of the situations that are thrown at you. You can […]
This week’s affirmation acknowledges that mistakes can and will happen in the practice of law but it is important for lawyers to not beat themselves up. Learn from the mistake, forgive yourself and move forward.
About 10 months ago, my sorority sisters agreed to have a group trip to New York City. And I panicked. I immediately thought about all the work I had to do, how I wouldn’t be able to work that weekend if I needed to and how I simply didn’t have enough time. Seriously. 10 months […]