Creative problem-solving

When you hear the word creativity, what’s your first reaction?

Do you think it’s just for kids?

Represents people who like arts and crafts?

Is only for people who have too much time on their hands?

Do you think it’s feminine? Or weak?

Do you think it has no value in adulthood or lawyering?

I don’t know about you, but I was taught to believe that creativity was for those who aren’t serious.

I was told outright that you can’t be professional and creative – you have to choose.

During law school, I learned that logic is king. There was no room for childish creative thinking.

As a young lawyer, I witnessed older lawyers ridiculing and minimizing the creative pursuits of other lawyers.

The message was clear: if you’re a good lawyer, you don’t have time to play around with creative nonsense.

Having stepped away from law for a few years, I’ve learned that’s complete BS.

When you utilize both sides of your brain, you get better results.

Wisdom, intelligence, and proven methods will help you maintain the status quo and be seen as a rigid know-it-all.

Intuition, innovation, and emotion will help you come up with some wild and crazy ideas and be seen as someone with their head in the clouds.

That’s why balance is key – you need both to develop the best solutions.

Listen to today’s Hustle & Flow podcast episode to learn how you can begin to create space for the other half of your brain and start to see more positive results.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” – Albert Einstein

If you find yourself using the same strategies and planning techniques year after year, without any real change or improvement in your circumstances, it’s time for a new, creative way of thinking.

I’ll be leading 50 attorneys through a 2-day creative strategic planning workshop this November and I’d love to have you there.

You’ll walk away with clear goals, a rock-solid strategy, and a written plan to make sure 2019 is your breakthrough year. No more overcommitting or procrastinating, getting distracted by new bright and shiny ideas, or exhausting yourself with strategies and tactics that aren’t right for you.

There are only 19 spots left and the price goes up tomorrow – secure your seat for Life & Law LIVE today.

Best,

Heather

Professional Bio

Heather Joy Hubbard is an attorney, speaker, author, and strategic coach. Through her personal and professional development company, she helps attorneys reduce stress, manage priorities, and build a book of business. Prior to her work helping professionals find more balance and success, Heather was a partner and practice group leader at an AmLaw 200 firm. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Copyright, Trademark, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation, Mid-South SuperLawyers, Benchmark Litigation and Managing IP Stars. She was also named one of Nashville's Top 40 under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal. Heather graduated  summa cum laude   from the University of Louisville and received her  juris doctorate  from Vanderbilt University Law School.

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