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Lawyering From the Soul

As many legal practitioners may attest, certain representations literally take a little piece of your soul. The unconscious in the world extends to the court room, from the issues that are in need of representing, to the way by which practitioners choose to represent them. The deep pain and suffering of many members of our communities can seep into our own lives unless we have a definite means of centering ourselves, releasing others experience from our own, and understanding our duty of cultivating inner peace. And, of course, understanding how to cope and transcend beyond pain and suffering in our own lives.  At Lawyers Gone Google, we are revamping our brand to reflect our inner most desire: To assist lawyers in...

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Professional & Personal Evolution

It's Friday in mid-August. The evenings are getting cooler, and the heat has lost its bite. While we have a few weeks before September arrives with its expectations and fervor, we can take the time to assess what internal structure is driving our business and overall personal development.  For starters, how have your reactions been as of late. Are you tempered? Are you level headed? Do you have any latent stressors that rear their head in otherwise copacetic circumstances? Are you clear about your vision and growth for the next quarter and year? Let's take this time to utilize an often used mental strategy I play out.  A challenge to make sure you are indeed doing everything in your power to live the life you want, which...

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Faithful Awareness in the Art of Business

Oftentimes, the intersection of traditional business coaching and spiritual development coaching is non existent, but it needn't be so. There is a silent harmony to any deal, that once its tapped into, results that are in the best interest of all parties involved can be achieved. Take for instance a real estate transaction, a short sale. The seller wants out, the bank wants money paid back on its presumably defaulted loan and the buyer wants a good deal. If all three parties are intending for themselves to win as a separate from the whole deal to win, they may cash in short term, but lose out on referrals or good 'karma' in the next deal. Instead choosing to view a deal as a communion...

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So, Counselor, You Want To Be Happy?

I often acknowledge to myself the choice I have in any given situation.  The choice for peace or the choice for adversity. And keep in mind I am an attorney. As a class of people, adversity in our profession has been customarily integral.  The truth of the matter is, that each and every choice perpetuates either the development of chaos or comfort, ridicule or encouragement, freedom or enslavement. In context of a choice of an iced or regular coffee this may seem a bit esoteric, I understand, but even then the intentions behind this decision may reveal to you many things. (Examples of choice herein include paper vs. plastic waste; being in a rush; looking for enjoyment; cost factors, etc.) Let's look at pain here....

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Settlement Negotiating Tactics

In a theoretically perfect world of conflicts, settlements are always successfully pursued and negotiated for the resolve of all parties affected. In reality, in the litigious culture we live in, everyone wants their share, and sometimes more than that, in order to walk as the exclusive victor in a matter. Below are some tactics for facilitators, attorneys, mediators and individuals looking to leave a conflict with resolution for all interests, peace of mind, and inevitably an opportunity to carve out a new mode for conflict resolution from the parties perspective. 1) Know what you want and what your adversary wants. Identifying what the key issues are, though seemingly apparent, strips the conflict of needless grappling, emotional drudging and non issues. 2) Then clearly identify the grey area...

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