This Is The One Thing Successful People Do Every Single Day!

I’ve been around some of the most successful people on the planet. This is the one thing they all consistently do each and every day.

It’s not complicated but most people just don’t take the time to do this one thing. Will you?

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New Recommendation from Tyler Anderson, CEO of Casual Fridays

Thank you for the kind words my friend.

“Mitch Jackson is hands down one of my favorite people in the industry. I first met Mitch in 2014 when he attended my event Social Media Day San Diego. I knew Mitch from afar and had always respected his approach and expertise in the digital space. Since then, we’ve developed a solid friendship, and I consider him one of the most respected thought-leaders in our industry. So much so, Mitch is one of the people I turn to speak at my events on digital marketing, strategy, and of course, anything legal with digital marketing.” -Tyler Anderson

Tyler Anderson is the founder and chief strategy officer of Casual Fridays, a leading digital & social media marketing agency trusted by some of the biggest brands in the hospitality, tourism, non-profit, education, and entertainment industries.

More social media/digital recommendations here and LegalMinds mastermind member testimonials here. To see traditional client and lawyer recommendations here. Thanks!

Time Flies!

Four years ago after finishing a pre-trial Settlement Conference down at the Orange County Superior Court, a young man stopped me in the hallway and asked if he could ask a legal question.

I had a couple of minutes and said, “Sure, what can I do for you?”

Once we were done, he thanked me for answering his question and getting him going in the right direction. He then asked, “How long have you been practicing law.”

I answered, “Well, my partner, Lisa, and I have been lawyers for about 30 years. We’ve pretty much seen it all.”

On my drive back to the office, I thought about his question a bit more. I ran the numbers for both of us later that day, and what I saw caught me by surprise:

      • 124,800 hours of combined experience practicing law (this was a conservative estimate, and the real number is much more);
      • 2,640 hours of combined court and jury trials. This number jumps up to 5,200+ if you take pre-trial preparation into consideration;
      • 2,000 hours of combined mediations and arbitrations (again, probably more).

Because almost half a decade has passed since I was asked this question, these numbers are even higher today.

What are your numbers? Regardless of who you are or what you do for a living, how much time have you put into your craft, education, job or profession?

It’s crazy when you really think about it but time really does fly!

Mitch

BTW, if you need to find a lawyer, here are three good ways to find a great lawyer.

My Secret To Connecting in Today’s World

Want to be a better trial lawyer? Interested in building deeper and more meaningful relationships in business and life? Want to make the most of each day and enjoy the journey?  Listen to this interview.

Fred Moss interviews Mitch Jackson about law and life

You can also listen and share here.

“Personal Branding, Marketing and Networking Millennial Style” with AJ Jackson

The topic is “Personal Branding, Marketing and Networking Millennial Style” with my favorite guest of all time, my daughter, and first year associate lawyer at Shepard Mullin, “AJ” Jackson.

If you’re a new lawyer, how can you build relationships and network with others? Are texting, Snap, and Instagram Stories and DMs, the new happy hour—especially in a COVID-19 world?

If you’re a seasoned practitioner (like yours truly) who’s interested in tapping into the world of millennial clients and referral sources, what works and what’s totally lame?

Well, on this show, AJ will share her thoughts on all the above and more. She may even tell you a few embarrassing stories about her dad 😉

Enjoy the show and please make sure to connect with AJ on LinkedIn, Instagram and at her firm, Sheppard Mullin.

Mitch

Podcast version here.

MY FIRST MILLION DOLLAR JURY VERDICT (and lessons learned)

In life, there’s often quite a bit more to what first meets the eye. This verdict didn’t just happen because I spent two weeks in a jury trial. It happened because of the prior 25+ years of my life.

In the video, I share the details. I think the ideas and mindsets apply to most of us no matter what we do for a living.

This case started back in 1994 after my clients rejected a $1.00 settlement offer (that’s not a typo– it was a one dollar offer from the other side’s insurance company). Their son had been killed while riding his jet ski at Lake Havasu, after being struck head on by another watercraft. We we’re trying to settle a claim brought against the other driver/rider.

This case involved an incorrect/false police blood test report, and so much more. In the video, I share a few things I still think about to this day and, several good trial lawyer tips and strategies.

I’ll be sharing more trial lawyer war stories over the next several months. Don’t miss my next upload. Please stop by my law firm YouTube channel (different than my social media/video channel), subscribe and ring the darn bell. More life stories are on the way!

It was an honor helping this family find justice for the wrongful death of their son. I’m glad I can share part of their story with you.