If you are a long time reader, you’ve likely read blogs I posted in December about making the next year your best year ever. We’ve finished 2019 and now you have a new year and decade to take your career to the next level. Here are questions for you to ponder and my suggestions.

As

Years ago I was asked who had the greatest influence on my life. I first mentioned my dad. He taught me so many great lessons.

But, the writer wanted me to speak about a person outside my family. I chose Coach John Wooden. I chose him, not only because he was the greatest coach in

As you know, I posted a collection of my most read posts of the decade on Tuesday. Then I heard the debate whether we started a new decade yesterday or if we’ll start a new decade January 1, 2021. I guess it doesn’t make a lot of difference, but it is an interesting debate.

If

I hope you enjoy time with your family today. Have you ever spent Christmas away from your family? Nancy and I spent Christmas 1971 all by ourselves in sunny Southern California. It was the first time we had not been with our family in Lombard, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. I want to share that experience

I grew up in a Chicago suburb. One summer, my parents decided I should take the train to Richmond, Virginia to visit my grandparents who lived about 25 miles away in Chester.

I boarded the train in Chicago and changed trains in Cincinnati. In the early morning, I got up and left my seat. In

Those of you who are young lawyers will not even recognize what it took to become a successful lawyer back in the day. Under the old formula, you:

  1. Billed lots of hours
  2. Got a Martindale AV rating
  3. Worked for loyal institutional clients
  4. Did not make waves
  5. Were told not to worry about client development
  6.  Made