Breaking Negative Thought Patterns

12 Tips for Breaking Negative Thought Patterns

Negative thought patterns are cycles of negative thinking that can lead to negative consequences in your day-to-day life. These thought patterns can influence everything from your relationships with loved ones to your productivity at work. While I am not a specialist in this field, I’ve included some strategies that help…
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Benefits of Being an Entrepreneur

9 Benefits of Being an Entrepreneur

There are so many benefits of being an entrepreneur that they're hard to narrow down into a list. For me, being an entrepreneur is all about being able to live a certain way. Because I am an entrepreneur, I am able to spend time on the things that matter most…
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Time Management Skills

Time Management Skills

As a lawyer, entrepreneur, business owner, husband, and father, I have so many tasks to juggle each day. For me, time management is crucial. When it comes to productivity, most people would say that they just wish they could get more done with their time. Many people feel like they're…
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fear of public speaking

Beat Your Fear of Public Speaking

I love getting up in front of people and sharing thoughts and ideas. But if you fear public speaking more than just about anything, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that 75% of all people have a fear of public speaking. This fear could be holding you back from achieving your…
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Lean Startup

Applying the Lean Startup Philosophy to Your Business

What is the Lean Startup Philosophy? Do you remember learning about the scientific method in high school? It was a way of taking a scientific question, coming up with an answer, and running experiments to see if you were right. The lean startup philosophy is like taking the scientific method…
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Office Culture

5 Ways You Can Create a Better Office Culture

One of the things I've been thinking about lately is what makes a good office culture. My law firm has grown a lot over the past year, and we've brought on many new employees. My partners and I have put in a lot of thought about how to create a…
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value-based pricing

Value-Based Pricing: The Basics

Why Use a Value-Based Pricing Model? When it comes to pricing your services as an independent entrepreneur, it can be hard to know where to draw the line between profit and practicality. If you aim too low, you risk selling yourself short and missing out on growing your business. If…
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5 CEO Attributes You Need to Develop

Everyone in business wants to be successful. One way to make sure you're on the right path to success is to look at the lives of other successful people, and then do what they do. Here are some success-creating habits that CEOs and successful entrepreneurs live by. 1. Lifelong Learning…
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How Trademark Priority Affects Your Startup Business

Having trademark priority means you are the first to use your trademark in commerce. The purpose of trademark law is to protect the first person or company to use a distinctive mark in commerce. By protecting trademark rights we encourage companies to build a good brand and build up good will…
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9 Facts About the Limited Liability Company

For me, the Limited Liability Company, or LLC, is my go-to business structure for new ventures. But it's not a one-size fits all solution. The LLC provides a flexible and informal structure that's easy for new business owners to use--I recommend it frequently so my clients can hit the ground…
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5 Ways to Use Social Media to Strengthen Your Trademark

Like never before, social media has undoubtedly become the best way to share content with existing and future customers. As a business it's imperative to use social media as a means to not only expand your brand but also build a relationship with your customers as well. Businesses online are in constant…
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5 Quick Tips to Get Your Business Listed in Local Search Results

I recently helped a client setup the technology side of their new business. Because they're a law firm, they followed industry conventions and used their last names as the name of the business. For industries like legal services this is generally a good idea--I've discovered that people tend to ask…
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After graduating from law school and passing the bar, I struggled to find work, pay my bills, and make ends meet. That's when I decided to take control of my future and start working for myself. Now, several years and a handful of companies later, I'm sharing how I launched a successful business, and how you can do it too.


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