Unearthing Your Own Renewable Energy

When you make a decision to boost your career, heighten your profile, improve your life, stop putting off important goals and be your best, one of the first steps is to address energy drainers in order to free up time, space and emotional resources for the things you really want. Recently, I was on my hands and knees in the garden, tugging on stubborn weeds, being careful to pull them up by their roots, as my mother taught me, when the question occurred to me: why weed? Why must we vanquish a healthy, living plant other than our aesthetic sense [...]

By | 2016-06-01T17:40:47+00:00 August 14, 2014|Categories: The Legal Intelligencer|Tags: , |

Complaining: How It’s Affecting Your Work and Life

A fortune cookie reminded me recently of a topic I have been wanting to cover in this column. It said: "You can't expect to be a lucky dog if you're always growling." Lawyers are in the business of complaining in some ways. We write, edit and file complaints in court, object during depositions, arguments and trials to questions posed, positions taken and portrayals of our clients and we file motions aimed at achieving relief by recounting the misdeeds of our opponents. These are necessary components of an adversarial system. A competent advocate must advance the client's cause and point out [...]

By | 2016-06-01T21:29:38+00:00 June 9, 2014|Categories: The Legal Intelligencer|Tags: , , |

Your Business May Need Spring Cleaning Too

If you want to attract new clients, start a business, or get more done, you will be well served by evaluating the extent to which physical clutter is impacting your ability to process information and focus. Consider the science mounting up that clutter has a profound effect on your productivity. According to an article in The Journal of Neuroscience, researchers at the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute found that: "Multiple stimuli present in the visual field at the same time compete for neural representation by mutually suppressing their evoked activity throughout visual cortex, providing a neural correlate for the limited processing [...]

By | 2016-06-01T21:32:06+00:00 May 14, 2014|Categories: The Legal Intelligencer|Tags: , , |

How to Change Your Life at Any Age

A common refrain from clients is that it's too late to alter the direction of their lives, as though our course is set and deviation simply not possible. This is a usually false premise and the opposite is true—it is not too late to significantly improve your career and life. Nelson Mandela is a shining inspiration. Released from prison at age 72, he became the first black president of South Africa, won the Nobel Peace Prize, re-married and so much more. There are many examples of second and third chapters in life, including Grandma Moses, who began her painting career [...]

Ask a Coach: How to approach a job interview

Q: I am starting to interview for jobs after just graduating from college. Can you give me a quick list of essential do’s and don’ts when interviewing? Dear Client, Congratulations on being selected for a job interview. I believe that anyone who can get an interview can also get the job. You have already passed muster on paper. Your qualifications are attractive and now the employer is interested in meeting you to observe how you handle yourself, answer questions and to see what your personality is like. Time is precious so be sure to prepare for the interview. Look at [...]

By | 2016-05-27T20:14:15+00:00 February 22, 2013|Categories: Career Coaching, Philadelphia Business Journal|Tags: , |