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Practicing law doesn't have to suck. Crafting a meaningful career is possible. Leaving the law doesn't have to be scary. That's why this show exists. You don't have to navigate through this profession and world as a Millennial lawyer alone. Join host, Nicole Abboud, former practicing attorney, leadership speaker and consultant, each week as she brings you conversations with lawyers, legal innovators, and leaders in the profession to help you in your journey to building a meaningful life and fulfilling career.

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Practicing law doesn't have to suck. Crafting a meaningful career is possible. Leaving the law doesn't have to be scary. That's why this show exists. You don't have to navigate through this profession and world as a Millennial lawyer alone. Join host, Nicole Abboud, former practicing attorney, leadership speaker and consultant, each week as she brings you conversations with lawyers, legal innovators, and leaders in the profession to help you in your journey to building a meaningful life and fulfilling career.

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Excellent podcast!

By Ally Lozano - Nov 12 2018
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Informative, upbeat, and great podcast for the modern lawyer.

Great resource for young attorneys

By roberts.esq - Oct 17 2018
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Very powerful tips and content! Thanks for putting this out Nicole :)

iTunes Ratings

107 Ratings
Average Ratings
100
6
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Excellent podcast!

By Ally Lozano - Nov 12 2018
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Informative, upbeat, and great podcast for the modern lawyer.

Great resource for young attorneys

By roberts.esq - Oct 17 2018
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Very powerful tips and content! Thanks for putting this out Nicole :)

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The Gen Y Lawyer Podcast

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Practicing law doesn't have to suck. Crafting a meaningful career is possible. Leaving the law doesn't have to be scary. That's why this show exists. You don't have to navigate through this profession and world as a Millennial lawyer alone. Join host, Nicole Abboud, former practicing attorney, leadership speaker and consultant, each week as she brings you conversations with lawyers, legal innovators, and leaders in the profession to help you in your journey to building a meaningful life and fulfilling career.

Rank #1: What Millennial Lawyers Want with Susan Smith Blakely

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What do Millennial lawyers want? What drives them? How can law firm leaders better understand them and how to work with them in order to create a harmonious and productive workplace? 

I'm joined by lawyer, author, speaker, and law career counselor Susan Smith Blakely, author of What Millennial Lawyers Want to chat all about Millennial lawyers. 

Susan and I explore why finding meaning in one's career is so important to young lawyers, what lessons we can learn from lawyers of the Greatest Generation, and how we can all make the profession a a better place going forward. 

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If you haven't already, please don’t forget to subscribe to the GYL Podcast in Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, or Spotify. That way, every time I prepare a new episode for you, it’ll automatically show up in your phone.

May 31 2019

45mins

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Rank #2: How to Nurture Your Connections and Get Referrals with Lou Shapiro [GWL 112]

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If you’re wondering how to make the best use of your connections, then my guest today, Lou Shapiro, will certainly shed some light on how to go about doing that. Lou is a state and federal criminal law attorney, and he is a master at making friends online and offline and nurturing those relationships into referrals and opportunities.  

What You’ll Learn:

  • What experience is needed in order to eventually open your own practice as a criminal defense attorney
  • Why he considers his firm to be a “concierge law firm”
  • Where he gets his best referrals from other lawyers
  • What exactly he posts on Facebook to invite conversations and generate attention
  • How his involvement in his volunteer work at his temple led to a spot as a legal consultant on a tv legal comedy
  • How he managed to secure Amanda Knox as a speaker for his local bar association
  • The right way to stay in contact with people that you meet
  • Why he’s waiting for the case that “defines” him
  • Why you don’t need to experience every area of law in order to find out what you truly love

Thank you to our sponsor, MM.LaFleur – a women’s workwear brand that provides a complete wardrobe and personal-style service for the professional woman who has #BetterThingsToDo than shop.

Contact info:

Email: lousijshapiro@gmail.com

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Sep 18 2017

38mins

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Rank #3: A Lawyer’s #MeToo Story with Bailey Standish [GWL 123]

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Bailey Standish loved her job at her law school until sexual advances from her supervisor made working there unbearable. She joins us and shares her experience with sexual harassment in her legal position. She shares advice on how young lawyers, who find themselves in similar positions, can approach the situation.

We discuss the importance of having a supportive mentor and a strong tribe of friends who will guide you. Bailey talks about some of the signs to look for that help tip you off to an inappropriate situation, and she also shares a few resources that are available to victims of sexual harassment.

Contact

baileystandish@gmail.com

Thanks for Checking Out the Show Notes and for Listening!

I really hope you enjoyed this episode. I would really appreciate it if you shared this episode with a friend who could benefit from listening to this particular episode.

Also, please don’t forget to subscribe to the GWL Podcast in Apple Podcasts or in Stitcher Radio. That way, every time I prepare a new episode for you, it’ll automatically show up in your phone. 

Once last thing: I would truly appreciate it if you could leave an honest review for The Gen Why Lawyer Podcast in Apple Podcasts. Positive ratings and reviews help boost the visibility of the show and help me in reaching more lawyers.

Dec 04 2017

36mins

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Rank #4: 6 Rules for Creating Content with Kelly Street [GWL 125]

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Kelly Street, the marketing director with Attorneysync, a digital legal marketing agency, joins us today to share her top tips on how lawyers can go about incorporating content creation into their marketing efforts.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • What the 6 rules are:
    • Engaging content leads to better search results
    • Be true to your own style
    • Keep your audience in mind
    • Localize your content
    • Content provides context
    • Always ask, “why?”
  • How to be true to your own style and personality and allow that to show through your content
  • Keep your audience in mind when creating content
  • Where to find topic ideas
  • Why you should localize your content
  • Always ask yourself “why” first before you embark on any content creation efforts
  • Why video marketing is something lawyers should give some serious consideration to
  • How to prepare your script and yourself to record a legal video
  • When you have your content created, how can you best promote it?
  • Should you create content specifically for social media?

Resources:

Grab Kelly’s free resource - www.attorneysync.com/geny

Soapbox by Wistia

Biteable

Teleprompter iOs app

Canva

Fiverr

Upwork

Contact Information:

kelly@attorneysync.com

Thanks for Checking Out the Show Notes and for Listening!

I really hope you enjoyed this episode. I would really appreciate it if you shared this episode with a friend who could benefit from listening to this particular episode.

Also, please don’t forget to subscribe to the GWL Podcast in Apple Podcasts or in Stitcher Radio. That way, every time I prepare a new episode for you, it’ll automatically show up in your phone. 

Once last thing: I would truly appreciate it if you could leave an honest review for The Gen Why Lawyer Podcast in Apple Podcasts. Positive ratings and reviews help boost the visibility of the show and help me in reaching more lawyers.

Dec 18 2017

34mins

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Rank #5: How to Build a Sales Funnel to Generate New Legal Clients with Sam Mollaei [GWL 118]

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Joining us today is young attorney and digital marketer, Sam Mollaei. In just over 2 years, Sam managed to grow his virtual law practice from zero to over 600 clients. He shares his insights on how to build a sales funnel that continuously attract clients to your law practice. 

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • How Sam’s content marketing efforts began to pay off about 12 months after he began writing blogs
  • What type of good quality content you should be creating to attract legal clients
  • The importance of links and link-building on your website for attracting visitors
  • 3 essential elements to figuring out the right niche
    • High urgency
    • High demand
    • Premium pricing
  • 2 main ways to begin attracting clients online
  • Why it’s important to build a system and sales funnel in order to get clients
  • Sam shares his 4-part sales funnel
  • How (and when) to properly ask for a Google review from your clients
  • Sam’s 3 most valuable lessons learned
  • Which practice areas lend themselves the best to sales funnels

Resources:

Google Trends

Google Keyword Planner

Google Adwords

MixMax – email plugin that connects with Gmail to set up automatic follow up sequence

Contact Information:

Email: sam@legalfunnel.com

www.mollaeilaw.com

This episode is brought to you by MM.LaFleur, a women's workwear brand whose mission is to take the work out of dressing for work. Be sure to visit their website to experience their Bento Box service. 

Oct 30 2017

41mins

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Rank #6: F*ck Positive Thinking: Effective Methodology to Retrain Your Brain with Kara Loewentheil [179]

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The way you think about things affect how you feel and that impacts how you behave and how you show up in the world. If you’re like me, you might have a lot of negative self-talk that feels limiting. If only we knew how to change our mindset, we could probably unlock a whole new level of amazingness, right? Well, let’s undo some mindset damage, shall we?

My guest today is Master Certified Life Coach, former women’s rights lawyer, and host of the popular podcast, Unf*ck Your Brain, Kara Loewentheil. Kara holds a B.A. from Yale and a J.D. from Harvard Law. She helps women break through their confidence issues and negative self-talk and finally put into action their true desires. Her work isn’t based on manifestation and law of attraction bs, it’s rooted in cognitive psychology-based techniques and feminist theory.

Kara shares how we can decipher between helpful and unhelpful thoughts, what the two steps are to begin retraining our brains, why “fake it til you make it” is utter crap, and how to assess our thoughts throughout the day.  

Contact Information:

Unf*ck Your Brain Podcast

5 Day Confidence Challenge

Thank you to our show sponsor, Abby Connect

Abby Connect is the live receptionist service loved by small businesses.  Get your 2-week free trial and $95 off your first month at http://abbyconnect.com/genwhy

Thanks for Checking Out the Show Notes and for Listening!

I really hope you enjoyed this episode. I would really appreciate it if you shared this episode with a friend who could benefit from listening to this particular episode.  A special thanks to our sponsors Abby Connect and LexisNexis.

If you haven't already, please don’t forget to subscribe to the GWL Podcast in Apple Podcasts or in Stitcher Radio. That way, every time I prepare a new episode for you, it’ll automatically show up in your phone.

Feb 18 2019

39mins

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Rank #7: If You’re on the Verge of Burnout, Do What I Did [188]

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Are you inching closer and closer to burnout? Be honest! You might be. It’s fairly common for high achievers to burn out, especially if they’re not taking care of themselves physically and mentally. That’s what happened to me at the end of last year, 2018, when I found myself facing a breakdown of the sort I’ve never experienced before. I had been busy trying to grow my business for two years that I drove myself into the ground.

Luckily, I discovered meditation and yoga right at the 11th hour. In this episode, I share a personal story about how I how I spent 2 years building a business that led me to a breakdown, the one thing I did that proved to be a breakthrough, how I became 10% happier, and how you can too.

Joining me for segments of this conversation are attorneys and yoga and meditation instructors Lee Holcomb and Joanna McCracken of www.lawyersandyoga.com

Resources Mentioned:

Million Dollar Consulting by Alan Weiss

Social Media Detox Episode 185

10% Happier by Dan Harris

A huge thank you goes to our show sponsor:

Abby Connect:Abby Connect, the live receptionist service loved by small businesses.  Get your 2-week free trial and $95 off your first month at http://abbyconnect.com/genwhy

Thanks for Checking Out the Show Notes and for Listening!

I really hope you enjoyed this episode. I would really appreciate it if you shared this episode with a friend who could benefit from listening to this particular episode.  A special thanks to our sponsors Abby Connect.

If you haven't already, please don’t forget to subscribe to the GWL Podcast in Apple Podcasts or in Stitcher Radio. That way, every time I prepare a new episode for you, it’ll automatically show up in your phone.

May 06 2019

32mins

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Rank #8: 5 Qualities of a Lucrative Business Niche to Build Your Law Practice Around with Jacob Slowik [184]

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The legal environment these days almost demands that lawyers become experts in their practice areas. So before you can begin building your authority in a specific practice area or industry, it’s important to select a niche that provides the best possibilities for growth. That’s what we’re discussing in this episode: how to identify the five qualities of a lucrative business niche to build your law practice around.

Joining me today is Jacob Slowik, a partner with Joseph, Aleem & Slowik who represents healthcare businesses and co-author of the book, Small Law; Big Success: How to Use Business Niche Specialization to Grow a Multi-Million Dollar Law Practice. Jake and his law firm partners built a multi-million-dollar law practice before they were 30 years old. That is impressive! They did this by using a novel strategy of business niche specialization.

Prior to Joseph, Aleem & Slowik, LLC, Mr. Slowik was an attorney with the real estate practice group of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York, New York. Mr. Slowik is a graduate of Harvard Law School and received his B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

Resources Mentioned:

Carolyn Elefant’s emerging practice areas list

Contact Information:

www.elgaronline.com

www.josephaleem.com

Book Giveaway Rules: 

  • It's free to enter
  • Who can enter: Any listener of The Gen Y Lawyer Podcast 
  • How to enter: Screenshoot your podcast player showing this episode and share it on your Instagram stories and be sure to tag me so I can account for it @nicoleabboud_ and/or Share this episode on LinkedIn and be sure to tag me as well there Nicole Abboud
  • Each share on Instagram or LinkedIn is considered an entry
  • One winner will be chosen randomly 
  • Giveaway runs from April 1, 2019 to April 15, 2019 at 5pm PT
  • Winner must have a US mailing address (postage paid in US only) 

A huge thank you goes to our show sponsor:

Abby Connect:Abby Connect, the live receptionist service loved by small businesses.  Get your 2-week free trial and $95 off your first month at http://abbyconnect.com/genwhy

Thanks for Checking Out the Show Notes and for Listening!

I really hope you enjoyed this episode. I would really appreciate it if you shared this episode with a friend who could benefit from listening to this particular episode.  

If you haven't already, please don’t forget to subscribe to the GWL Podcast in Apple Podcasts or in Stitcher Radio. That way, every time I prepare a new episode for you, it’ll automatically show up in your phone.

Apr 01 2019

48mins

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Rank #9: Establishing multiple streams of income with Lenise Williams [GWL138]

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Lenise Williams is a business attorney and consultant who takes a special interest in advising entrepreneurs, assisting them with growing their businesses (strong personal branding, strategies, strategic partnerships, franchising, merger and acquisitions), increasing their bottom line and legally protecting their businesses.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

-     Who Lenise Williams is and how she manages a law practice, a consulting business, a new product business and being a single mother of 2 boys,

-     Her most exciting accomplishments since she last spoke to Nicole Abboud on the show,

-    Some of the most valuable lessons she learned in the past few years and advice she would give to her younger self,

-      How she keeps the spark and passion for what she does,

-     Made Leather - How the idea came about and the steps she took to start and grow a business,

-       Advice for someone about to start working on their online presence and digital footprint.                 

Resources:

https://lenisewilliams.net

https://www.madeleatherco.com

http://www.passionplanner.com/dated-2018

Contact Information:

https://lenisewilliams.net

http://instagram.com/mompreneur_esq/

Thanks for Checking Out the Show Notes and for Listening!

I really hope you enjoyed this episode. I would really appreciate it if you shared this episode with a friend who could benefit from listening to this particular episode.

Also, please don’t forget to subscribe to the GWL Podcast in Apple Podcasts or in Stitcher Radio. That way, every time I prepare a new episode for you, it’ll automatically show up in your phone.

Once last thing: I would truly appreciate it if you could leave an honest review for The Gen Why Lawyer Podcast in Apple Podcasts. Positive ratings and reviews help boost the visibility of the show and help me in reaching more lawyers.

Mar 26 2018

29mins

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Rank #10: Managing your Finances and Student Loans with Travis Hornsby [GWL152]

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Travis founded Student Loan Planner after helping his wife figure out her six figure med school loans and realizing that all their friends needed help too. He's consulted on more than $250 million of student debt, which is more than any one person in the country. He loves helping clients realize that financial freedom and security is possible no matter how high their student loan balance. He lives in St. Louis, MO. 

Thank you to our show sponsor Abby Connect, the live receptionist service loved by small businesses.  Get your free trial and $95 off your first month at http://abbyconnect.com/genwhy

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • Managing your finances,
  • How to take control of your finances even with high student loans,
  • Your options for paying the loans back, and living a financially healthy life.

Resources:

https://www.studentloanplanner.com/refinance-student-loans/

https://www.studentloanplanner.com/hire-student-loan-help/

Contact Information:

https://www.studentloanplanner.com

Thanks for Checking Out the Show Notes and for Listening!

I really hope you enjoyed this episode. I really hope you enjoyed this episode. I would really appreciate it if you shared this episode with a friend who could benefit from listening to this particular episode.  Get your 2 weeks of free trial and $95 off your first month using this link: http://abbyconnect.com/genwhy

I would really appreciate it if you shared this episode with a friend who could benefit from listening to this particular episode. If there is any topic you’d like us to cover or guest you’d like us to have on the show, you can email me at: karima@genwhylawyer.com

Also, please don’t forget to subscribe to the GWL Podcast in Apple Podcasts or in Stitcher Radio. That way, every time I prepare a new episode for you, it’ll automatically show up in your phone.

Once last thing: I would truly appreciate it if you could leave an honest review for The Gen Why Lawyer Podcast in Apple Podcasts. Positive ratings and reviews help boost the visibility of the show and help me in reaching more lawyers.

Jul 09 2018

24mins

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Rank #11: Winning Your Case in the Court of Public Opinion with Wayne Pollock [GWL 116]

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Wayne Pollock joins us in this episode to share his insight on how lawyers, can use the press and various media outlets to help tell the stories of their clients and help shape the opinions of those who might have some say in the outcome of our clients’ cases, i.e. a jury or other decision makers.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • What is the Court of Public Opinion and why should young lawyers know about it
  • Who are the members of the Court of Public Opinion
  • How a lawyer can engage members of the Court of Public Opinion and how that’s beneficial from a legal service perspective, client perspective, and marketing perspective
  • The ethical concerns when it comes to engaging the media and press
  • Do transactional attorneys need to worry about how their clients’ cases appear in the press too?
  • Why it’s important to think critically about your brand and how you position yourself when it comes to your own media pursuits
  • Part of being a competent attorney might include telling their story to the public
  • What are the first steps to engaging the media for any of our cases
  • How Wayne is marketing his niche law firm

Contact Info

www.copostrategies.com

Email: waynepollock@copostrategies.com

LinkedIn: Wayne Pollock

Twitter: @waynepollock_cs

Thank you to our amazing sponsor, MM.LaFleur, a women's workwear brand taking the work out of dressing for work. 

Oct 16 2017

44mins

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Rank #12: How to automate your work and build an efficient practice with Jason Gershenson [GWL142]

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Inspired by the surging startup communities in Portland, New York, and around the world, Jason started a law practice to serve those communities, then joined another firm to help them start a New York office. He admires the problem-solving and creativity required to introduce a product or service to the world. He is a tech lover and is always looking for ways to make every day work more efficient.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

-       How Jason started his practice and later joined a law firm and found their New York office,

-     How Jason automates a lot of his administrative tasks, and

-     A step by step guide to how he uses Zapier, among other tech tools.

Resources:

https://workfrom.co/magazine/story/8-essential-tools-nomadic-lawyer

www.zapier.com

www.Slack.com

www.Trello.com

Contact Information:

Jason@jasongershenson.com

https://twitter.com/jasongershenson

Thanks for Checking Out the Show Notes and for Listening!

I really hope you enjoyed this episode. I would really appreciate it if you shared this episode with a friend who could benefit from listening to this particular episode. If there is any topic you’d like us to cover or guest you’d like us to have on the show, you can email me at: karima@genwhylawyer.com

Also, please don’t forget to subscribe to the GWL Podcast in Apple Podcasts or in Stitcher Radio. That way, every time I prepare a new episode for you, it’ll automatically show up in your phone.

Once last thing: I would truly appreciate it if you could leave an honest review for The Gen Why Lawyer Podcast in Apple Podcasts. Positive ratings and reviews help boost the visibility of the show and help me in reaching more lawyers.

Apr 23 2018

30mins

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Rank #13: What is Your Vision and Will You Chase It Down? With Heather Hubbard [173]

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Seeing that it’s the beginning of a brand new year, assuming you’re listening to this right when it airs, I thought it would be perfect to talk about clarifying our vision, laying down some goals, and fiercely chasing after them. Whether you already set your intentions for the year or you’re just now getting around to thinking about the year ahead, it’s never too late to learn how to properly align your goals for the year with your vision for your life and career. If you’re thinking of adding a new practice area, transitioning to a new job, or leaving the law all together, you’ll find the courage and the action plan in this episode.

Joining me to help us do just that is attorney, speaker, author, and personal and professional development strategic coach, Heather Hubbard.

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A huge thank you goes to our two show sponsors:

LexisNexis: From predictive analytics to research solutions, legal tools from LexisNexis can help you research more thoroughly, work more efficiently and build stronger strategies. Visit http://lexisnexis.com/podcast for Terms and Conditions and to see how you can get a custom solution tailored precisely for your budget.

Abby Connect:Abby Connect, the live receptionist service loved by small businesses.  Get your 2-week free trial and $95 off your first month at http://abbyconnect.com/genwhy

Highlights from the Conversation:

  • Start with your vision of what you want in life (and you can DREAM BIG here!)
  • What if you can’t formulate your vision because it’s too scary or overwhelming? What do you do then?
  • Once you’ve locked down your vision, you have to ask yourself: where am I now and where do I want to be?
  • After setting your strategy, you then begin to lay down some goals to support the strategy
  • What should you use to measure your progress and determine if you’re even moving in the right direction?
  • When you finally reach your goal(s), you should celebrate! So should you pop bottles, buy new clothes, or celebrate with others?

Resources Mentioned:

Life and Law Planner

Hustle and Flow Podcast

Contact Information:

www.heatherjoyhubbard.com

Instagram: @heatherjoyhubbard

Thanks for Checking Out the Show Notes and for Listening!

I really hope you enjoyed this episode. I would really appreciate it if you shared this episode with a friend who could benefit from listening to this particular episode.  A special thanks to our sponsors Abby Connect and LexisNexis.

If you haven't already, please don’t forget to subscribe to the GWL Podcast in Apple Podcasts or in Stitcher Radio. That way, every time I prepare a new episode for you, it’ll automatically show up in your phone.

Jan 07 2019

41mins

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Rank #14: Can You Be Both The Ceo And Expert In Your Business? With Mike Whelan [GWL170]

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LISTENER SURVEY

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We appreciate your feedback! Please enter for a chance to win one of 2 $50 Amazon gift cards – deadline to enter is December 21, 2018.

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Thank you to our show sponsor Lexis Nexis.  From predictive analytics to research solutions, legal tools from LexisNexis can help you research more thoroughly, work more efficiently and build stronger strategies. Visit http://lexisnexis.com/podcast and see how you can get a custom solution tailored precisely for your budget.

About this episode:

Mike Whelan is an author and podcaster. He writes about the future of attorney work, effective collaboration, and the legal supply chain. His book Lawyer Forward will be available January 29, 2019 on Amazon.com in both digital and print. Register at lawyerforward.com/bookupdates to stay informed about Mike's process for writing the book, as well as release news.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

- The lawyerforward conference and how Mike tried changing the way CLEs are taught and earned,

-  The process of writing a book and sharing your ideas with the world,

- CEO v. expert and is this model feasible for solo/small firms.

Contact Information: Twitter: @mikewhalenjr 

Thanks for Checking Out the Show Notes and for Listening!

I really hope you enjoyed this episode. I would really appreciate it if you shared this episode with a friend who could benefit from listening to this particular episode.  A special thanks to our sponsor Lexis Nexis.   From predictive analytics to research solutions, legal tools from LexisNexis can help you research more thoroughly, work more efficiently and build stronger strategies. Visit http://lexisnexis.com/podcast

I would really appreciate it if you shared this episode with a friend who could benefit from listening to this particular episode. If there is any topic you’d like us to cover or guest you’d like us to have on the show, you can email me at: karima@genwhylawyer.comAlso, don’t forget to subscribe to the GWL Podcast in Apple Podcasts or in Stitcher Radio. That way, every time I prepare a new episode for you, it’ll automatically show up in your phone.

Dec 10 2018

37mins

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Rank #15: Are You Ready for the Opt Out Life? with Dana Robinson [175]

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Is it time to rethink success? Maybe you dream of buying a big house or you want to travel all over the world. Maybe you want to work fewer hours each week or you want to spend more time with your family. Lawyers have so many aspirations but for some reason, we tend to think that there is only one way to achieve those dreams – work ridiculously hard for many years and then eventually, acquire everything you want. Well, it’s time to get creative and smart with how we make our money and how we craft our dream lives.

If that’s what you want, then it’s time to opt out.

Joining me on the show today to explain what opting out means is attorney, entrepreneur, law professor, and LinkedIn Learning educator, Dana Robinson. Dana shares his proposal for a new way of achieving success and wealth which rely on three income pillars:

  • Establishing a side gig
  • Owning a business
  • Investing in real estate

A huge thank you goes to our two show sponsors:

LexisNexis: From predictive analytics to research solutions, legal tools from LexisNexis can help you research more thoroughly, work more efficiently and build stronger strategies. Visit http://lexisnexis.com/podcast for Terms and Conditions and to see how you can get a custom solution tailored precisely for your budget.

Abby Connect:Abby Connect, the live receptionist service loved by small businesses.  Get your 2-week free trial and $95 off your first month at http://abbyconnect.com/genwhy

Resources Mentioned:

The last time Dana was here - Episode 49 

The 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss 

Opt Out by Dana Robinson

Contact Information:

www.danarobinson.com

dana@danarobinson.com

Thanks for Checking Out the Show Notes and for Listening!

I really hope you enjoyed this episode. I would really appreciate it if you shared this episode with a friend who could benefit from listening to this particular episode.  A special thanks to our sponsors Abby Connect and LexisNexis.

If you haven't already, please don’t forget to subscribe to the GWL Podcast in Apple Podcasts or in Stitcher Radio. That way, every time I prepare a new episode for you, it’ll automatically show up in your phone.

Jan 21 2019

43mins

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Rank #16: How to Travel the World While Working Full Time with Jen Ruiz [GWL140]

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The power of travel and vacations! I personally love travelling to new places and love exploring new countries and learning about new cultures.  Today’s guest became an expert on travelling on a budget and even wrote an Amazon bestseller on the topic.  Jen Ruiz is a solo travel blogger and lawyer who took 20 trips in 12 months while employed full-time. She has been featured by The Washington Post and ABC News for her budget travel secrets and is the author of "The Affordable Flight Guide," an Amazon bestseller across 4 categories." 

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

-  How Jen changed her career to fit her travelling,

-  How Jen journaled her travels, travel resources and wrote a book on the topic,

-  From travel blog to an amazon best-selling,

-  Writing, self-publishing and marketing a book,

-   Travel tips.  

Resources:

The Affordable Flight guide by Jen Ruiz: https://amzn.to/2Hm3mZj (affiliate link)

https://www.bargainbooksy.com

https://maketraffichappen.com

Melyssa Griffin’s Podcast

Contact Information:

http://jenonajetplane.com

https://www.instagram.com/jenonajetplane/

https://twitter.com/jenonajetplane

https://www.facebook.com/jenonajetplane

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I really hope you enjoyed this episode. I would really appreciate it if you shared this episode with a friend who could benefit from listening to this particular episode. If there is any topic you’d like us to cover or guest you’d like us to have on the show, you can email me at: karima@genwhylawyer.com

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Apr 09 2018

42mins

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Rank #17: Fine tuning your career to improve quality of life with Robert Baird [GWL153]

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From professional musician to CEO of a 60 year old non-profit, Bob’s climbed the career ladder through a series of career pivots.Before becoming a CEO, he was a Navy Supply Corps Commander, technology consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers and IBM Business Services, a risk management consultant and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for a major insurance company,

He’s successfully pivoted 12 times to obtain career success and is a career transition practitioner and expert. As a former “C” level executive, hiring manager, and on occasion job applicant, he knows what management’s looking for. He believes that finding a better, higher paying job requires more than just a great resume and LinkedIn profile.  You need a complete toolkit, which also includes networking, interviewing, and negotiation skills to name a few.

Thank you to our show sponsor Abby Connect, the live receptionist service loved by small businesses.  Get your free trial and $95 off your first month at http://abbyconnect.com/genwhy

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • Career changes,
  • How to find what you enjoy,
  • Skills that translate through career transitions.

Resources 

Career Do-Over Self-Assessment Tool

Online Career Assessment Tools

Get Noticed: 8 Great LinkedIn Hacks

Free Video: “How to Write a Resume that Lands the Interview” + Bonus Training: Resume Keyword Optimization

Blogs Discussed on the Podcast

Do you need a career do-over?

Online Career Assessment Tools

Resume Keywords: Beating the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

How to identify your transferable skills for a mid-life career transition

What is the Toughest Interview Question You Will Ever Be Asked?

Contact Information:

www.fixmycareernow.com

bob@robertbaird.us

Thanks for Checking Out the Show Notes and for Listening!

I really hope you enjoyed this episode. I really hope you enjoyed this episode. I would really appreciate it if you shared this episode with a friend who could benefit from listening to this particular episode.  Get your 2 weeks of free trial and $95 off your first month using this link: http://abbyconnect.com/genwhy

I would really appreciate it if you shared this episode with a friend who could benefit from listening to this particular episode. If there is any topic you’d like us to cover or guest you’d like us to have on the show, you can email me at: karima@genwhylawyer.com

Also, please don’t forget to subscribe to the GWL Podcast in Apple Podcasts or in Stitcher Radio. That way, every time I prepare a new episode for you, it’ll automatically show up in your phone.

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Jul 16 2018

24mins

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Rank #18: Working with YouTubers and Creating Your Own Opportunities with Franklin Graves [GWL 111]

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With internet creators becoming more and more popular in today’s YouTube-crazed world, wanting to become a lawyer who serves the needs of this group of people is a viable career path. That’s why I reached out to my friend Franklin Graves, General Counsel for Naxos Music Group. Franklin is immersed in the world of internet creators and YouTubers and is a content creator himself. He creates content to help educate creators of the legal side of digital content. 

What We Discuss:

  • How he networked the smart way and made the most of his connections to land his first job
  • Why it’s important to get involved in a bar association’s project instead of merely networking
  • How a trip to an ABA conference started him off on his branding journey
  • How an article he wrote for the ABA eventually led to an opportunity to speak on a panel at the massive video conference, VidCon
  • What drew him to wanting to create content on YouTube and for YouTubers
  • The importance of immersing yourself in the industry you wish to represent
  • Should lawyers create videos to market their law firms?
  • How to figure out what type of videos you should create for your firm

Resources:

The Law School Strategy

Frankly Legal YouTube channel

Naxos Music Group

Contact Information:

www.franklingraves.com

@franklingraves – Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

franklingraves@gmail.com

Sep 11 2017

39mins

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Rank #19: On Being a Feminist and Fighting for Pay Equity with Andrea Kramer [GWL 108]

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I recorded this interview with Andrea Kramer live at the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Annual Convention in Vail. I was honored to have been asked to speak at the convention so I thought it would be fun to include a short live interview as part of the presentation. In this episode, I spoke with Andrea […]

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May 29 2017

26mins

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Rank #20: Set Up Sufficient Systems and Scale Your Practice with Lee Rosen [Replay] [195]

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This episode originally aired as Episode 143 on May 7, 2018. 

After two decades, Lee Rosen figured out how to own a lucrative law firm without having to work in his firm 24/7/365. One he realized he could be the owner, not the practitioner, Lee found a team to run the business and then sold it. Now, he travels full-time while teaching other lawyers how they can build their practices into sellable businesses. 

Lee joins former host, Karima Gulick, in this episode to share how he built a lucrative firm, how he set up his systems that eventually helped him expand his business, and how you can build a solid business that allows you to work from anywhere. 

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Jun 24 2019

30mins

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