HOW TO CREATE THE ULTIMATE MOBILE OFFICE- 8 Tips To Help You Stay Productive, Achieve Success, And Enjoy Your Life!

This is the view from my mobile office. In an hour, I’ll take a break, hop on the paddleboard for 45 minutes, and when done, circle back to get a bit more work done. Lisa’s going to join me a later to watch the sunset.

I’m convinced I could (almost) run my practice full time using this approach. For now, I’m simply enjoying a few hours each week outside in my mobile office environment. I’m hoping that over time, being physically in a traditional office will be the exception and not the norm.

The reality is that most of the time I’m either in court attending hearings or trying cases. When I’m not there, I’m at my law firm meeting clients, taking depositions, and working on files. The firm is located in a traditional professional office building and probably looks very similar to how you’d imagine a law firm to look.

On select days–days when I don’t have to physically be at the firm and, where I can work from the harbor, beach, or someplace else outside, this is how I get things done. You can do the same thing. It’s all a matter of planning, mindset and a result of the decisions we give ourselves permission to make.

In this post, I share the tools I use to run my mobile office. Full disclosure, while I am a Brand Ambassador for some of the services mentioned below, I wouldn’t recommend any of these services if I didn’t believe in them. That’s just not how I roll.

And one more thing. If you do set up a mobile office, please share a picture or video on social media and tag me. I’d enjoy seeing and sharing your favorite view with my friends.

Now, let’s get started…

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The Go-Giver Way to Enriching Your Professional Practice via Social Media

“Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.” -Bob Burg

Tuesday night, Bob Burg (co-author of the Go-Giver book series including “The Go-Giver” and “The Go-Giver Influencer,” and author of “Endless Referrals” and “Adversaries into Allies”) shared practice success tips in my LegalMinds Mastermind Facebook Live. The show is titled, “The Go-Giver Way to Enriching Your Professional Practice via Social Media” and you can watch the recorded episode here or below. Enjoy!

This interview was part of our usual Tuesday and Thursday LegalMinds Live Videos and I’m also excited to announce that Bob is a contributing author to my new book, “Social Media for Professionals” coming out in December 2018.

Related: My interview with Bob about his book, “Adversaries into Allies.”

How to Tell if Someone is Lying (Tips from a Savvy Trial Lawyer)

Every single day we struggle with trying to figure out who’s telling the truth. Social media posts, the evening news, and our daily business conversations all often revolve around each of us searching for accuracy and the true facts and story.

The problem we all face is this: How do we know if people are telling us the truth?

A decision based upon someone’s lie can harm relationships, put you out of business, and destroy your reputation in the community. When it comes to politics, a lie can turn love into hate and peace into war.

As a trial lawyer, I’m always challenged to try and figure out if my jurors, witnesses, and opposing counsel are being honest. In high-profile cases, it’s tough to determine if reporters are truthful with why they want to do an interview or have me on a panel.

It’s never easy but, over the past three decades of using the approaches I’ve outlined below, I’ve gotten pretty good at figuring our who is telling me the truth and who is lying. After you apply and practice what I share in this post, I think you’ll also have a much better handle on who’s a straight shooter and who’s trying to pull the wool over your eyes.

Some of the approaches I share with you in this post are based upon things I’ve learned from personal experience while fighting my client’s legal battles in court. Others are concepts and approaches I’ve learned from judges and from studying decades of research by talented psychologist, psychiatrist and other professionals. While you’ll never be 100% sure if the person you’re talking to or watching on television or a livestream is telling you the truth, the use of these techniques should help you get better at making this determination.

Three-Step Approach (When You Can Plan Ahead)

The easiest way for me to tell if someone is exaggerating a fact, misleading me, or straight out lying, is when I’m able to use what I call the “Three-Step” approach. Before talking with someone, I determine specific facts that are true and then when we meet, I naturally and comfortably incorporate questions about those established facts into the conversation.

I then listen to and watch how the other person responds to my questions and how he acts during the conversation. It’s a easy to follow process and you can do the same thing.

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My New Keynote at the PILMMA Super Summit 2018!

I’m looking forward to sharing a new keynote at the #PILMMA Super Summit in St. Louis titled, “Real-Time Marketing for Lawyers: How to Get Noticed, Build Relationships and Grow Your Practice” (Sept 11-14th). #law #success

Will you be there?

 

Tony Robbins Business Mastery

Last Thursday, I had the chance to join my friend and marketing guru, David Meerman Scott, on stage at the Tony Robbins Business Mastery Event in Las Vegas. We shared some of our best tips on real time marketing, branding and newsjacking with 2,000+ amazing business people at the event.

If you’d like to learn more about how I’m using real time marketing and newsjacking to build my professional brand, take a few minutes and visit my LegalMinds Mastermind.

Thanks everyone and make each day your masterpiece!

More pics here.

My New Interview on the Beyond Billables Podcast

I really enjoyed sharing 30+ years of legal branding and success tips with Sydney, New South Wales, legal marketing expert, Maciek Motylinski. On his Beyond Billables #podcast, we dived deep into the important topics listed below.

Although the conversation revolved around the practice of law, I believe these approaches will work for almost any professional.

  • How to differentiate yourself from the competition
  • The best decision Mitch made in his career
  • The importance of showing your human side
  • Mitch’s advice to current law students
  • The balance between being different/risk taking and protecting clients
  • ‘Mike the milkman’ three critical keys to success
  • Mitch’s approach to social media
  • Newsjacking, what it is and why it matters
  • The critical importance of embracing digital marketing and mobile technology
  • The intentionality behind Mitch’s content marketing approach

Click here to listen and share!