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    Thinking Like an Entrepreneur w/ Greg Crabtree

    Thinking Like an Entrepreneur w/ Greg Crabtree

    In today’s episode, Jim and Tyson chat with Greg Crabtree! They dive into the journey of focusing less on the profession and more on the value. If you’re interested in learning more about finding a better way to balance the service you give, the value you provide, and his new book, check out this week’s episode.

    Greg is recognized for being a public speaker, author, and entrepreneur. He works with privately-held businesses on cash flow planning, business consultations, strategic planning facilitation, success planning, and transaction advisory services. Greg’s clients enjoy working with him as he cuts through the accounting industry jargon and helps them understand their data in an entrepreneur-friendly format.

    Greg is the author of “Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits” and “Simple Numbers 2.0: Rules for Smart Scaling.” He has also contributed to Verne Harnish’s book, “Scaling Up.”

    2:15 turned my thinking around
    6:28 if you provide value, you should get compensation
    10:56 keep the cow healthy
    14:31 my cash is cheap; my stock is expensive
    18:48 I can do every task in the firm
    23:12 find some way to do it

    Jim’s Hack: Book the first flight of the day and have a backup ticket in case you need it.

    Greg’s Tip: Start the first day of the month, take your expected labor costs (all labor), multiply it by two, make that your billable target, and get after it.

    Tyson’s Tip: If you’re looking to hire a personal assistant, check out Wing.

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    • 31 min
    Labor of Love w/ Neal Goldstein

    Labor of Love w/ Neal Goldstein

    In today’s episode, Jim and Tyson chat with Neal Goldstein! They dive into the journey of his new book and personal injury law. If you’re interested in learning more about his new book, the shift to a more co-counsel role, and the PI trend, check out this week’s episode.

    Neal has devoted almost 30 years to helping victims of personal injuries navigate a challenging maze called the legal system. It has always been his goal that every one of his clients feels respected and attended to. No client should ever pass through the doors and feel isolated or ignored.

    He lived the first half of his life near the beach in Far Rockaway, a small community in Southeastern Queens.  Currently, he lives in Long Beach, another beachfront community in the Southwestern part of Long Island. Obviously, Neal loves living near the ocean. He has been very involved in the Long Island community and, in 2000 was asked to join the Board of Directors of the Friedberg JCC and a few years later, he was elected to the position of President of the Board.

    Neal has always tried to stay active in the communities where he lived, whether it was being involved in youth groups, working in the area, or just keeping in touch with old friends or making new ones.

    1:20 the world has changed, and so have I
    4:39 maybe I shouldn’t have said that
    9:20 how we’ve evolved into who we are today
    12:11 why the shift
    16:07 I always maintained some kind of relationship with a client
    20:35 finding out what you like

    Jim’s Hack: Leave a legacy for your kids. Think about different ways to memorialize your journey in life to leave for your kids.

    Neal’s Tip: Check out the Steve Jobs commencement speech on YouTube.

    Tyson’s Tip: Send a text to at least one friend a day letting them know that they’re awesome!

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    • 26 min
    Fractional Leadership w/ Ben Wolf

    Fractional Leadership w/ Ben Wolf

    In today’s episode, Jim and Tyson chat with Ben Wolf! They dive into the journey of fractional leadership. If you’re interested in learning more about what a fractional integrator is and how they can help your firm, check out this week’s episode. 

    Ben Wolf, founder, and CEO created the Fractional Leadership organization because he saw the complete lack of any centralized resource for the fractional executive leadership industry, whether for fractional executives themselves or for business owners looking for information about it.
    Ben is also the founder and leader of the largest Fractional Integrator (COO) firm in the world, Wolf’s Edge Consulting.
    He created Fractional Leadership to be the market leader for the Fractional Leadership industry, offering professional development, connection, peer advisory, and advocacy for solo practitioners and firms in the fractional executive industry.
    For business owners, Fractional Leadership is an educational resource, including the first book on the industry, Fractional Leadership: Landing Executive Talent You Thought Was Out of Reach. Fractional Leadership provides business owners with a wealth of information on all aspects of the fractional executive world, including through its blog, the Win-Win Podcast, and social media.  Fractional Leadership also refers Fractional Leaders to businesses, whether a CMO, head of sales, COO, Integrator, CFO, or technology leader, giving them up to three vetted Fractional Leader referrals within three business days.

    1:02 organizational chart
    5:41 fractional leadership
    9:03 law firms have an interesting challenge
    13:30 hitting the ceiling
    17:44 EOS process
    21:43 that which you love doing and are great at
    25:58 fractional integrator
    29:12 the measurables, the milestones
    33:14 they love getting things done for other people
    37:16 lack of communication
    40:47 what is the right structure for their firm

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    • 44 min
    10 Things We’ve Learned Since Starting the Maximum Lawyer Podcast w/ Jim and Tyson 455

    10 Things We’ve Learned Since Starting the Maximum Lawyer Podcast w/ Jim and Tyson 455

    In today’s episode, Jim and Tyson chat with one another about the different things they’ve learned since starting the Maximum Lawyer podcast six years ago. If you’re curious about these many things, check out this week's episode. 

    1:50  you can’t do everything
    5:07 you have to know yourself
    9:47 running a law firm is hard
    13:14 you need to have something to clear your head, not law related
    17:30 how far can I go
    22:19 say no a lot more often
    26:06 you think you know it all, but you really don’t

    Jim’s Hack: Check out Lifetime Fitness if you’re ever in St. Louis, MO. It's enormous. Between massages, the office space, the cafe, and the salon, it’s an unbelievable experience!

    Tyson’s Tip: Check out Wing Virtual Assistant. Wing has an easy-to-use app making it convenient to find an assistant.

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    • 33 min
    6 Years of the Maximum Lawyer Podcast - Episode #2 Reair

    6 Years of the Maximum Lawyer Podcast - Episode #2 Reair

    In celebration of SIX YEARS of the Maximum Lawyer Podcast we are reairing episode #2 that went live six years ago today! In this episode Tyson and Jim discuss how to work ON your law firm instead of IN it and the importance of using what you’re doing in present to make your future better.

    Tyson´s Tip: Communication with your team, it´s important. Try Slack: www.slack.com. You can share everything and keep your communication in ONE place.  It´s free.

    Hacking´s Hack: The E-Myth Revisited, by Michael E. Gerber.
    How to think about your business. Entrepreneur + Manager + Tactician.
    Learn how to balance your focus.
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    • 28 min
    6 Years of the Maximum Lawyer Podcast - Episode #1 Reair

    6 Years of the Maximum Lawyer Podcast - Episode #1 Reair

    In celebration of SIX YEARS of the Maximum Lawyer Podcast we are reairing episode #1 that went live six years ago today! In this episode, Jim and Tyson introduce themselves and tell us how they began their law journey.

    Hacking´s Hack: Go on and listen to Dean Jackson and Joe Polish talk about marketing in their podcast http://ilovemarketing.com/. Go back and start from the beginning, there are lots of great podcasts about marketing! 

    Tyson´s Tip:  Basic, but elemental: The Top Five.

    Every day you should write 5 things to be done. The same with your week. At the end of the day and the week they must be done. Small tasks are just fine, but write them done and get them done, this will keep you moving forward. Green pen for the completed tasks, and red for the non completed. You will hate to take out that red pen!
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    • 24 min

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