The great thing about a new year is that it feels like a fresh start and a brand new opportunity to put into place all of the habits and practices that will get you to where you want to be. When most people think of New Year’s resolutions, they think of personal goals such as going to the gym every day, cutting back on junk food, etc. While personal goals are great, as legal professionals, it’s just as important to use the New Year as a time to assess what goals you can be implementing to take your practice to the next level. So without further ado, here are 7 goals you should be making to have the biggest impact on your practice.
This is the final installment in the Productivity Series. The first two installments, 6 Elements of an Effective Morning Routine and 6 Tips for Beating the AfternoonSlump can be applied Monday through Friday.
If you’ve been practicing those tips, which I know you have been, you might think that you deserve the weekend to slack off after such a productive workweek, right?
Raise your hand if mornings are a time of utter chaos for you...yep, just as I thought.
Sometimes even with the best intentions, our mornings can get off on the wrong foot. We overslept because we kept hitting the snooze button. We’ve scoured the closet and can’t find anything to wear that doesn’t need to be cleaned or ironed. We swore up and down there was cereal in the pantry, just to find out there’s none left and you have to go to work hungry. And if you have kids, the multitude of things that can go wrong in the morning are endless.
Do you have a trial in one case and a brief due in another? Perhaps an attorney in your office is out on leave and you’re left to pick up their workload in addition to your own. Maybe you can relate to either or both scenarios, or maybe you just simply know how it feels to have too much work and not knowing how it will all get done. If any of this sounds familiar, utilizing a freelance attorney can be a lifesaver for your practice and your sanity.