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.”

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.

New Mastermind Testimonial from Attorney Leila Nosrat

Many of you know that I have a global mastermind that helps professionals learn and use social media to market their practices, build their brands, and create top of mind awareness. It’s also evolved into a powerful community that shares tips, resources and encouragement on literally a daily basis.

Today, this wonderful testimonial came in from Boston based lawyer and member, Leila Nosrat. She’s an attorney for entrepreneurs and a success strategist for students and professionals.

Please click here to learn about my mastermind and here to connect with Leila.

The Chaotic Life of an Entrepreneur and Small Business Owner

Being a small business owner is crazy hectic. Despite our best efforts, we always seem to be pulled in one direction or another on a daily basis.

The needs of our customers and clients and the demands of ongoing administration, marketing, and paying the bills never stop. For many, doing all this while balancing personal obligations tugs without relief on our hearts, minds, and souls.

This is a reality. This is what it’s like to own a small business and be an entrepreneur.

And it’s all OK.

When I first started practicing law way back in 1986, a partner in a big firm said, “Mitch, get ready to spend the rest of my career trying to get caught up.”

He was right. I’ve never been fully caught up since that day.

You may feel the same way. I want you to know that you’re not alone.

I believe there’s a difference between being caught up and keeping things manageable and under control.

In the law (yes this is a business), we’re all dealing with continually evolving facts, laws, calendars, and jurors. Change and uncertainty are constants.

But here’s the deal. I wouldn’t have it any other way. There’s always something new each day, and I haven’t been bored in more than three decades of practice.

The art of enjoying your business and practicing effective time management is to understand and embrace controlled chaos. Do what you enjoy doing and for the most part, delegate everything else out.

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Understand that you don’t have to be in control of everything.

Appreciate the reality that when all said and done, the sun will come up tomorrow and everything you didn’t get to today can probably be done tomorrow, the next day or maybe even next week.

It’s OK.

Most concerns of small business owners are just first world problems.

When I’m neck deep in controlled chaos, I try to do what Mike the Milkman suggested long ago. Do this, and you’ll be just fine.

I promise. I speak from experience.

I’ve been there. Hell, I’m still there. I’ve just learned not to let all of the nagging first world problems get under my skin.

Embrace the opportunity and excitement of having your own business. Enjoy the journey, take care of your customers and clients, and always keep moving forward.

By the way, if this post made sense to you and, you think I added a bit of perspective to owning a small business and being an entrepreneur, feel free to click here to share this post on Twitter 😉

Mitch Jackson, Esq.
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