It was fun joining my partner and wife, Lisa Wilson, on Bernard Nomberg’s Nomberg Law Live. The topic revolved around balancing the responsibilities of owning a law firm with family life. This was fun. Give it a watch!
I had to share!
Join me on my morning run at Strands!
#running #gopro #beach
I’m sorry if I’ve ever come across as being rude, impatient or more interested in going for the win than giving you my shoulder to rest upon.
Trial lawyers have to wear many different hats and sometimes I forget which one I’m wearing.
Rotary District 5320 Interactors, together with other Rotarians and Rotary Interactors from around the world, are trying to stop distracted driving. This year my son, Garrett Jackson, is the Interact District 5320 Governor and he and his fellow Interactors are on a mission to raise awareness as to the dangers of distracted driving and, to stop distracted driving once and for all!
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and on April 5th, Interactors will be using Thunderclap to share their work and message with the world using social media. On this date, the following message will automatically be shared by the Thunderclap platform to the followers of those supporters who have joined the distracted driving campaign. As of this date, 2,436,440 people will receive the following message at 5 pm ET:
“Please help #Rotary Interactors stop #DistractedDriving and save lives! #StopDD http://thndr.me/G4NNPN”
If you’d like to be part of the Rotary Interactor’s Thunderclap campaign (and we hope you are), please click this link, share this page, and become part of the solution.
On behalf of all the hard working Interactors, thank you!
Too many people I know are distracted drivers. It’s not OK.
My takeaway is that (1) they think they’re more important than everyone else; (2) they think they are a better drivers than everyone else or, (3) because of the way they use their phone, they think they’re driving safely.
Here’s a reality check. On all three counts, these people are wrong and in some cases, dead wrong.
I hear this all the time:
“Mitch, I’m an excellent driver. I’ve never had an accident. I’m careful when I live stream or update social media while driving.”
I just have to roll my eyes when I hear this. Look, here’s the deal. Despite how great you think you are at driving, there is no such thing as a safe distracted driver. By the way, I once met the real Rain Man 😉
Let’s look at the facts:
There’s a reason why 4,000 to 6,000 people are killed, and another 400,000 to 600,000 people are injured in the U.S. each year because of distracted driving (experts predict the true unreported numbers are much higher). To put things into perspective, drunk driving only injures 290,000 each year.