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Great ideas never helped anyone

Great ideas never helped anyone

“I’ve got this great idea!”Entrepreneurs got lots of them.Ideas for books we’d like to write.Or programs we’d like to teach.Or virtual businesses we’d like to start.Or podcasts, YouTube channels and speaking side-gigs.Power moves we’d like to make.And then there’s the...

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Love the one you’re with

Love the one you’re with

True story: More than a decade ago, I hired an attorney colleague to handle a legal matter for me (because an attorney who represents herself has a fool for an attorney and a client, as Ben Franklin once said). This attorney thoroughly explained to me the entire...

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Solo v. CEO Thinkers: Which are you?

Solo v. CEO Thinkers: Which are you?

This year I am committed to helping you grow your practice. As such, I’ll be rolling out new content across multiple platforms throughout the year. I have created a series of lessons which, over the course of the year, will cover all seven of the critical business...

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Should you blog for business? Here’s a simple analysis

Should you blog for business? Here’s a simple analysis

I hate blogging. Don’t ask me to blog, because I never will.” That’s how the first conversation started with a new client of mine back in 2014. My response to her was: “You don’t have to blog if you don’t want to. There are many other ways you can market your...

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You gotta ask

You gotta ask

My client, Kay*, has been struggling for months. Like many entrepreneurs, she managed to embroil herself in two startups. At first, she was excited, thinking she could easily do it all. After all, she had partners and staff in one business, and that left her lots of...

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Are you being too nice?

Are you being too nice?

Maybe you are a “nice” person. Maybe not. I don’t know.What I do know is what I read and hear—far too many women lawyers and other women bosses discussing whether they should reprimand (or fire) this employee or that for clearly unprofessional behavior.Examples:...

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Is it you (the boss) or is it me (your employee)?

Is it you (the boss) or is it me (your employee)?

Listen, I get it. Good help IS hard to find. I’ve been through a few bad apples myself. I’ve also coached many attorneys through the process of firing bad-fit employees, and hiring, on-boarding and training shiny, new employees.However, if you find yourself going...

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How to low-key attract new clients consistently.

How to low-key attract new clients consistently.

Want to know the secret I teach my private clients to help them attract their ideal clients month-in-and-month-out? Honestly, it’s not so much a “secret” as it is an approach. In fact, many marketing experts can break down the first part for you:1. Identify your ideal...

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