How to Have a “Success Mindset” In Business and Life

I believe that an indispensable ingredient to finding success in your practice, business, and life, is having the right mindset. This is especially true when it comes to building your brand on social media. Sharing your personality, being selectively transparent, and putting proper people skills to work will help you stand out above the noise.

While building your brand, it’s important to realize that social media platforms will come and go, but relationships can last a lifetime. Understanding this fact will help you create long-term success. Doing things differently than everyone else in your profession will allow you to stand out and develop an active digital footprint and reputation on the social media platforms resulting in your brand expanding from local to global.

While I was a guest on the popular Maximum Power Podcast, attorneys and co-hosts, Jim Hacking and Tyson Mutrux, focused our conversation on the topic of “mindset” and asked me questions that I’ve never been asked before. In the end, this particular episode pulled back the curtain on exactly what my mindset has been over the years and, also what I’ve done to build my brand on social media. For those reasons, I want to share it with you.

If you’re serious about building your practice and brand and taking things to the next level, then I recommend you watch this interview. What I’ve shared here, with Jim and Tyson’s permission, is the video version of the Maximum Power Podcast. If you’re interested in listening to the entire interview in podcast version, and on your favorite podcast platform, you can do so here.

More about Mitch and the LegalMinds Mastermind

Mitch is an award-winning 2013 California Litigation Lawyer of the Year, who enjoys combining law, technology, and social media to disrupt, hack, and improve his clients’ companies, causes, and professional relationships. You can stay connected with Mitch right here at the Streaming.Lawyer website!

His LegalMinds.lawyer global mastermind is a cutting-edge global community created to help members embrace digital and expand their brand from local to global! Learn more at LegalMinds.lawyer and get his free weekly email update at LegalMinds.lawyer/newsletter

New Testimonial From Purematter CEO, Bryan Kramer

It was a pleasure assisting Purematter, an award winning marketing agency, with its business litigation needs. As much fun as it is to livestream on social media, it’s even more enjoyable to help great people and companies get the results they’re looking for in the traditional offline legal world. As such, I’m glad we were able to help and humbled to receive this testimonial from CEO Bryan Kramer:

“Mitch Jackson is the anomaly. His approach is open and empathetic, yet determined at every turn to bring a conclusion to the case. I always felt educated about the status and that decisions were being made together. Having a guide like Mitch through the legal system isn’t just necessary, it’s critical.”

Bryan Kramer [TED Talk & Keynote Speaker, CEO PureMatter]

Safety Tips From a Trial Lawyer: How to protect your daughter from the Harvey Weinsteins of the world!

 

Today’s New Yorker magazine story alleges that Hollywood film executive, Harvey Weinstein, used his position of power to sexually harass and rape multiple women. Famous actors like Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and Ashley Judd, all share a common story that goes something like this.

According to published facts, Weinstein would create an environment where he would end up alone with a young female. It’s reported that he would then make sexual advances, ask for a massage, or masturbate in front of the victim. Another common theme seemed to be that Weinstein would dangle, like a carrot, promises of movies and fame in exchange for sexual favors.

Unfortunately, the Weinstein story mirrors decades-old allegations of wrongful sexual conduct. From Bill Cosby to Donald Trump, the same questions come up over and over. Why don’t survivors come forward sooner? How can victims protect themselves from sexual harassment in the workplace?

As a trial lawyer and father of two young adults getting ready to enter the workforce, I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you, four ways you can protect yourself from sexual harassment (unwanted sexual advances, inappropriate touching by co-workers, sexually hostile work environments) in the workplace.

Continue reading “Safety Tips From a Trial Lawyer: How to protect your daughter from the Harvey Weinsteins of the world!”

Speaking at the Clio Cloud Conference in New Orleans

Lisa and I had a fantastic time in New Orleans visiting with friends, enjoying good food and music, and speaking at the Clio Cloud Conference.

Our friend, Nicole Abboud of Abboud Media rocked the stage with a great presentation about millennials. Later that day, I also had the pleasure of presenting my thoughts about using VR, AR, MR and AI in litigation and trial. It was also great having dinner with LegalMinds mastermind member, friend, and fellow motocross rider, Thomas Wallin, and his wonderful friend Madison.

Several additional highlights for us included meeting and chatting with Preet Bharara and disability rights and global inclusion leader, Haben Girma. In addition to the pictures below, we shared a few personal memories on my Facebook page.

David Lat, the founder and managing editor of Above the Law wrote a wonderful overview of the #ClioCloud9 event titled, “4 Trends Shaping The Future Of The Legal Profession” (thanks David!).

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SHAME NATION- The Global Epidemic of Online Hate

This past Friday I received my copy of “Shame Nation” by Sue Scheff and Melissa Schorr with the foreword written by Monica Lewinsky. In my opinion, this is the best book ever written about online shaming, bullying, and other related online wrongful acts. I believe it should be required reading for every high school student, executive and employee of every single business in America.

It’s just that good!

Yes, I am a consulting expert in the book (thanks for including me Sue), but the reasons behind my recommendation are premised on fact and not bias or emotion. The global epidemic of online hate needs to be stopped, and Shame Nation now gives all of us the tools to do just that.

Online cruelty and shaming are at an all-time high. Sue and Melissa point out in the book that according to a 2014 Pew Research Center survey, 73 percent of adult Intent users have witnessed online harassment. And when it comes to adults under the age of thirty, 65 percent have experienced online harassment. According to a 2014 YouGov survey, 28% of Americans have admitted to engaging in malicious activity focused on someone they didn’t know.

Today, based upon personal experience, I believe those numbers are much higher. Why do I say this? Well, two reasons.

First, as a lawyer, I’m contacted daily by people who are the victims of bullying, shaming, and other malicious online activity. The volume of incoming calls is substantially increasing, not decreasing. Because of the high number of victims, I even wrote a popular blog post that shared detailed resources to try and help victims and their families. Because I’m so impressed with this new book, I’m adding Shame Nation as a key resource to my post. In my opinion, until we as a society stop condoning online bullying and harassment, the problem is only going to continue to get worse.

The second reason this issue is growing is because of the incredibly poor examples we see each day from our leaders and purported role models. What young adults and children are watching and hearing no longer have boundaries. The need for change becomes even more clear when the new norm is perceived as revolving around the President of the United States routinely shared and continues to share derogatory comments about other people on social media.

In Shame Nation, Sue and Melissa nailed these issues by sharing real-world stories, problems, and tragedies that will make you angry and in some cases may even make you cry. At the same time, they also give you proven solutions and resources to help victims of online wrongdoing.

Learn more and protect yourself by getting a copy of Shame Nation today. Share this book with family and friends who are the target of online hate and don’t know where to turn. While you’re at it, make sure to connect Sue and Melissa and let them know how much you appreciate all the hard work they put into this book.

Together we can fix the problem of online shaming, hate, bullying and other harmful online conduct. I believe Shame Nation is a definitive tool that will stimulate conversation, action, and help fix this problem.


Mitch Jackson enjoys combining law, social media and technology to disrupt, hack, and improve his clients’ companies, causes, and professional relationships. He’s an award-winning 2009 Orange County Trial Lawyer of the Year and 2013 California Litigation Lawyer of the Year, who enjoys speaking around the world about business, law and digital.

Criminal Defense Attorney F. Lee Bailey on TheShow.live!

 

It was fun having famed criminal defense attorney, F. Lee Bailey, on TheShow.live

Lee’s many clients and cases have included (1) Sam Sheppard (inspiration for the television series The Fugitive and the 1993 movie staring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones; (2) Boston Strangler; (3) Patty Hearst- armed bank robberies after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA); and of course, (4) the OJ Simpson Case-his famous cross examination of Detective Mark Fuhrman was considered by many to be the key to Simpson’s acquittal. Bailey got the detective to claim, “marine to marine”, he never used the “N” word.

The original episode, viewed by thousands, with comments is here. You can also catch past and upcoming episodes of TheShow.live on Facebook by clicking here!

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