You’re not in this alone. My journey is yours and yours is mine. That’s why I’m sharing with you my stories, strategies, and best tips to help you rise.

Meet my time management guru

I’ve yet to meet a person that couldn’t benefit from improved time management skills.   The struggle is real y’all!  That’s why I’m so excited to introduce you to Cindy Sullivan.   She’s my go-to time management guru.   I’ve hired her to speak at my events and work with my mastermind clients.    …

How does your employer compare to others?

For years I used to say that every firm was the same.   Now that I’ve worked with hundreds of attorneys from many different firms, I can admit that I was wrong.  Like really wrong.   Yes, every firm (or company or department) has issues.   No employer is perfect.   But so many …

Cliff jumping

Calm down.   I didn’t really jump off a cliff.   I’m scared of heights so I would never do that!  I have a friend (and amazing judge) who refers to me and some other lawyers as “cliff jumpers.”   Why?   Well, we left amazing careers to pursue something completely different.   She calls this cliff jumping.   Others call it …

Reacting to Racism

Yep, I’m going there.   This really isn’t the kind of topic where you can sit on the sidelines and hope everyone will get along and work things out.   If you have the luxury of white privilege like I do, you know how easy it is to distract yourself with other …

Somewhere on a beach

I’m sitting on the beach, reading a good book, and thinking about an early fruity drink.   This vacation is long overdue!  I’m so grateful that my company is growing but I know I have to reign in the long hours and stress my body is feeling.   That’s why I’m unplugging …

Partnership secrets

Ever known someone who was up for partner and didn’t make it?   It can be soul-crushing.   You put in so many years of late nights and hard work. You put up with rude and abusive partners, clients, and opposing counsel. All in the name of making partner…  And then you’re told you …

Scholarship to Retreat (plus Non-billable Purgatory)

Want to attend the Fall Retreat at Miraval for free? Need to reign in your non-billable hours?   I’ve got you covered on both fronts!  First up…  Life & Law in Balance Scholarship  On this Friday, I’ll have the honor of announcing the lucky lady who will get her entire registration fee waived.  I teamed …

#27: Non-billable Purgatory

I’ve talked before on this podcast about the need to watch your time, and when it’s ok to say “No” to certain opportunities you are presenting with. Today I’m revealing the four main categories of non-billable time that you’ll want to plan for in advance, and how you can successfully manage each of them.  Things …

Asked & Answered (and Retreat Scholarship)

It’s your turn.   You get to take the lead.   This week, you’re in charge of the podcast.   Don’t worry, you don’t have to buy any fancy equipment or record yourself on a microphone (listening to yourself on audio really is the worst!).  All you have to do is click HERE. Complete the podcast survey …

#26: Listener Q&A — How to Make Time for Self-care

In this episode, I’m doing something a little different and answering a question submitted by a listener of the show.  This person asks how lawyers can find the time to take care of themselves emotionally and physically, without neglecting their legal career or their family (or both)?   If you have a question you would like addressed in …

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