I appreciate the kind words from Bob Burg. My parents taught me the value of giving to others and 30 years of Rotary has been a weekly reminder of just how important the concept of “service above self” is.
This morning, Chris Brogan shared, during his daily live video news show, his thoughts about how blockchain services may disrupt the legal industry. He also had a few kind words at the beginning and end about yours truly (thanks Chris).
You might be surprised to learn that I agree with Chris and believe these services are going to disrupt the legal industry. I also believe that blockchain technology is going to change the business world as we know it. The question isn’t will this happen? It’s when will this happen? (see my related “blockchain” post here)
Here’s a clip from today’s Chris Brogan Media (CBM) live video broadcast (daily news updates on topics of interest to Chris). You can watch the full episode here (also past and upcoming shows) and also read more at the related blog post here.
Also make sure to click here to get on Chris’ email newsletter for more updates and links. It’s one of my favs!
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
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.
“If you’re practicing law, marketing your practice, and building your brand like everyone else in town, then you’re probably doing things the wrong way.”
I’m honored and humbled to be featured in September’s Orange County Attorney Journal. Instead of talking about the law, I took this opportunity to share my thoughts about how being human and embracing social media, livestreaming, and digital, has helped our firm better serve the local, national, and international communities. Regardless of who you are and what you do, I believe the approach of helping, caring, and showing your human side, will work for you too.
Please click here to read the article. (Please note this is not paid advertising and no consideration was exchanged for being profiled in the magazine)
I am very excited to share my new LegalMinds Mastermind Group™, a cutting-edge community created to help lawyers master their people, business, and digital skills.
There’s a new and better way to practice law, build our brands, and market our practices. I say this because after 30 years of building my law firm, being an entrepreneur, and branding on the digital platforms, if there’s one truth that I’ve learned it’s the following:
When it comes to building their brand, marketing, and developing a practice, most lawyers do what every other lawyer in town is doing. And that’s a shame because 99.99% of these other lawyers don’t have a clue as to what they’re doing or why they’re doing it.
I figured this out twenty years ago and have never looked back. The tools, techniques and approaches I use on a daily basis have allowed me to build a global brand around my Southern California firm. What I’m doing is working very well and now I’m sharing my secret sauce with members of my LegalMinds Mastermind Group™.
If you’re a lawyer who would like to raise the bar in 2017, check out group. If you know a lawyer or have one in the family and would like to give them new practice and quality of life options, send them my way.
I believe that it’s important to be passionate about what you do in life. Heck, I’m more excited about practicing law today than ever before. Most lawyers don’t feel this way. The reason I’m so excited about law and life is because of the “why” and “how” I’m sharing each week in the group.
It’s probably obvious that I’m excited about the new LegalMinds Mastermind Group™. I invite you to click here to see what what my enthusiasm is about!