Lawyerpreneur

Lawyerpreneur

Lawyerpreneur is the podcast where we discuss the alternate paths that allow lawyers to engage their entrepreneurial spirits and distinguish themselves from others. Lawyerpreneur is about encouraging you to explore your entrepreneurialism and creativity both within and outside of your law practice, because being a lawyer doesn't have to mean doing business as usual. Do you envision yourself as a lawyer-entrepreneur? Or just want to be inspired by others who are? Then this is the show for you.... Show More

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February 25, 2021 40 min

In Lawyerpreneur Episode 41, Lisa Lang and I discuss why it’s important for in-house lawyers to continue to develop their personal brand. Lisa talks about the value to in-house counsel to see the marketing and branding that outside counsel and vendors are doing. We talk about how the business relationships that are formed marketing, personal branding, and business communities can evolve into personal relationships. 

We discuss the o...

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 In Episode 40 of Lawyerpreneur, Damien Black and I discuss a smattering of topics that I wrote about in Level Up Your Law Practice, including abundance mindset v. scarcity mindset, approaching a healthy mindset with intentionality, facing your fear of rejection, and attempting to establish boundaries for a functional work-life balance. 

This is the first of two episodes of Lawyerpreneur that feature me as the interviewee. This epi...

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Even the most well-intentioned of us get cranky sometimes. It's one of life's inevitabilities. But there may be ways to corral and manage our crankiness that give it a kind of usefulness. Steven Joseph has developed the CrankaTsuris method that guides us toward a more effective version of crankiness.

In Episode 39 of Lawyerpreneur, Steven Joseph and I discuss his children's book Last Surviving Dinosaur: The TyrantoCranka...

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Before our official recording session started, Steven Joseph and I talked about the relationships between running, writing, and creativity. I'm sharing it with you as a preview of the great conversation Steve and I had that will air later in the week.

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In Episode 38 of Lawyerpreneur, John Hart talks about how the depth of storytelling culture in the South has been integral to his writing. He tells the story of bailing on his criminal law practice to give himself the opportunity to write a successful novel and the path that led to his first published novel, The King of Lies, making the New York Times bestseller list.

John Hart discusses how being a criminal defense lawyer played an...

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In Episode 37 of Lawyerpreneur, Barbara Hinske and I have a great conversation covering a broad range of topics. We start with how recovering from breaking her neck led to the launch of her author career. Hinske talks about why she first decided to write under a pen name, which is a relevant conversation for many lawyers who are pursuing side hustles. 

Barbara Hinske shares how her book Guiding Emily has enabled to help those in the...

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In Episode 36 of Lawyerpreneur, Natasha Hazlett and I discuss several of the themes of her inspiring business self-help book, Unstoppable Influence. Natasha is a former Memphis lawyer who has built a successful Nashville-based, business coaching enterprise with her husband. In my favorite parts of our conversation, Natasha shares the genesis of her transition from being a lawyer at a firm to founding an internet business; living on...

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January 14, 2021 18 min

In Episode 35, I talk about the goals that I achieved in 2020 and those that I failed to achieve. I discuss accomplishments that I had counted on. And I look ahead to my goals and what I want to accomplish in 2021.

Links from the show:

  •  CLAW Alliance
  • Becki Lee's Do You Draw Pictures?
  • Scarlet Oak Press
  • J. W. Judge'sVulcan Rising
  • Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/lawyerpreneur)

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    In Episode 34 of Lawyerpreneur, Becki C. Lee returns to walk us through the common trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property issues that entrepreneurs might encounter when launching their businesses. It turns into an episode in which we discover all the things I did incorrectly as I launched my various side hustles.

    Becki was previously on Episode 27, in which we discussed her children's book about intellectual prope...

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     In Episode 33 of Lawyerpreneur, Patricia Baxter and I talk about the importance of setting client's expectations for how you will work together and how that works to the benefit of both you and your clients. We talk about Baxter's podcast "The Defense Never Rests" and the new book she colloborated on, #Networked, in which 20 women talk about their careers and the relationships they forged during a pandemic. 

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     A short stint in private practice left Mark Bassingthwaighte feeling unfulfilled. So he pursued an opportunity that has turned into a career in risk management at ALPS Insurance, which has given him the chance to write expensively, develop his public speaking skills, and even get into screenwriting. But more importantly he has adopted a mindset to put himself in uncomfortable positions, because that's where we stretch ourselve...

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    Haley Altman had just become an equity partner at her firm when she announced to her husband that she was resigning to pursue an opportunity that she knew she'd regret passing up. In one of my favorite interviews yet, Haley Altman talks about her transition from a law practice to the CEO of a startup. 

     [Note: We had some audio difficulties in recording, so there may be a bit of wonkiness with volume levels. But I think I ironed...

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    Michael La Ronn is an author (of 55 books since 2012!), podcaster, insurance professional, and law student. To make time for his writing business, he dedicates time in the morning to write and also fills the small cracks that might otherwise be wasted with writing time. Michael and I also talk about diversity in fiction writing and the importance of being your authentic self.

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    In Episode 29, I talk about exploring new solutions by thinking like a child, challenging conventional approaches to problems, and refusing to play your opponents games. This episode is a snippet of two chapters of my second book, Stop Putting Out Fires, which you can purchase from your preferred retailer.

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    Claire Parsons discusses how her mindfulness practice has helped her be a happier person and a better lawyer. We talk about how writing and speaking about mindfulness and struggles she has experienced has opened up a new community to her. And we discuss the importance of getting comfortable with your own weirdness.

    You can find and follow Claire on LinkedIn and on her YouTube channel.

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     When you love your work as an intellectual property rights lawyer and you're an artist at heart and you have small children, that might all culminate into writing a children's book to help children understand what intellectual property is from an early age. Or at least that's what happened for Atlanta-based lawyer, Becki C. Lee. 

    After writing a poem about what patents, trademarks, and copyright are so that young entrep...

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    For as long as I've had the idea for Lawyerpreneur, Marc Randazza was always on the list of people I wanted to talk to. Sometimes when you've been thinking about something for so long and built up an expectation for it, you find that the thing can't actually live up to it. 

    But that wasn't the situation with Marc Randazza. Here's a list of topics we discussed:

  • Getting started in 1st Amendment work
  • Why writing artic...
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    Be authentic. Be true. Present your successes. Talk about your failures. Discuss your struggles. Provide useful content. Develop relationships, not networks. These ideas are the core of Alex Su's social media marketing success. But they aren't just principles he applies, they are a part of who he has formed himself into. 

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    In Episode 24 of Lawyerpreneur, Sam Mollaei talks about the importance of being virtual, scalability, and automation in his law practice.

    For a while after my interview with Sam, I was thinking about our conversation (and there was a lot to think about). I was struck with a line from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, when Butch says, "I got vision and the rest of the world wears bifocals." That's what it was like talk...

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    After a career in corporate America, Ruth Kaufman launched into her second act, leaving the security of her day job behind. Kaufman had been acting and doing voice work for two decades, a long enough runaway that she was confident in her ability to succeed in the creative work she was prepared to make her day job. In Episode 23 of Lawyerpreneur, Kaufman and I discuss her second act of acting, writing award-winning novels, and other...

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