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How can you become a game changer?Michael Mogill, Founder and CEO of Crisp Video, has used his mastery of marketing for lawyers to grow his company to an 8-figure powerhouse. In just a few years, Crisp has helped thousands of attorneys adapt to the new legal landscape, differentiate themselves from the competition and earn millions in new revenue.In every episode, you’ll hear from law firm entrepreneurs and market leaders — people who flourish in the face of adversity, challenge the status quo and define what it means to be a game changer.We investigate success stories and business growth and scalability strategies that can help you attract your ideal clients. Plus, discover hidden insights and actionable advice on how company culture and employee engagement, marketing and advertising, and management and hiring fit into the big picture.What do all our guests have in common? These successful attorneys and business owners prove that the key to innovation is a game-changing mindset.If you want to run your law firm like an entrepreneur, achieve a greater ROI, and build a world-class organization that stands the test of time, then you’re in good company.Subscribe to the Game Changing Attorney Podcast and get ready to take your business to the next level.For more information, visit https://www.crispvideo.com/podcast/

The Game Changing Attorney Podcast with Michael Mogill Michael Mogill

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How can you become a game changer?Michael Mogill, Founder and CEO of Crisp Video, has used his mastery of marketing for lawyers to grow his company to an 8-figure powerhouse. In just a few years, Crisp has helped thousands of attorneys adapt to the new legal landscape, differentiate themselves from the competition and earn millions in new revenue.In every episode, you’ll hear from law firm entrepreneurs and market leaders — people who flourish in the face of adversity, challenge the status quo and define what it means to be a game changer.We investigate success stories and business growth and scalability strategies that can help you attract your ideal clients. Plus, discover hidden insights and actionable advice on how company culture and employee engagement, marketing and advertising, and management and hiring fit into the big picture.What do all our guests have in common? These successful attorneys and business owners prove that the key to innovation is a game-changing mindset.If you want to run your law firm like an entrepreneur, achieve a greater ROI, and build a world-class organization that stands the test of time, then you’re in good company.Subscribe to the Game Changing Attorney Podcast and get ready to take your business to the next level.For more information, visit https://www.crispvideo.com/podcast/

    Best of Season 2: Q1

    Best of Season 2: Q1

    You'll never change the game if you don't think outside the box. That's why game changing attorneys don't blindly follow the status quo to get ahead — they look to leading business owners and entrepreneurs from all industries to elevate themselves and their practices.
    So far this year, we've spoken to game changers in all sectors. Publishers, biohackers, giftologists, hoteliers, and of course a few world-class attorneys have shared their experiences about how they got to the top of their respective fields. They’ve given up their best secrets to tell you how to take your law firm to the next level and beyond.
    In this Best of Season 2: Q1 roundup, we take a second look at some of the most poignant moments and prominent guests Michael has encountered on the podcast. Join us as we rediscover the habits, strategies, and mindsets of the architects of some of the most influential and disruptive businesses and law firms of the 21st century.
    In this episode:



    Jay Papasan on boosting your productivity through harnessing your focus and ditching the "to-do" list

    Dave Asprey on how you're more in control of your health than you might think and how you can best utilize your mental energy

    John Ruhlin on why no one wants your company-branded swag and how to think strategically about gifting

    Horst Schulze on why anything short of excellence is unacceptable

    Sara Williams on embracing your strengths and why you should never hide your true voice

    Jessica Mogill on why one of the best traits of great leaders is a little bit of humility

    Kyle Bachus on the importance of bold but calculated risk-taking when growing your law firm

    Eric Thomas on the widening gap between desire and effort and its negative impact on success

    Join us for all these insights and more on this Best of Season 2: Q1 episode of The Game Changing Attorney Podcast.
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Marcus Lemonis — The Three Keys to Business: People, Process, and Product

    Marcus Lemonis — The Three Keys to Business: People, Process, and Product

    "I can think of probably 20+ deals where I've lost $35-$40 million. Gone! I never see it again. And in many cases, I look back on my older self five, six, seven years ago, and I would say that some of that was largely my judgment — trusting in people that I shouldn't have or investing in people that I shouldn't have. And I'm here to tell you once and for all, I have zero regrets. Zero!" Marcus Lemonis

    Why is Marcus more interested in what's happening on the shop floor than in the boardroom?

    How did embracing his mistakes help Marcus to build his empire?

    Why are the principles of running a multi-million dollar business and a mom-and-pop store are ultimately the same?

    Did Marcus really spend $75 million on his business education?

    Every Experience is a Learning Opportunity
    Everyone hits setbacks. Whether they're big or small, we all have a choice. Either we can let our failures stifle our progress, or we can use them as an opportunity to learn and grow. While this mindset is simple in theory, holding yourself to this philosophy only gets harder as the mistakes get bigger. That’s why it takes a special kind of person to spot the silver lining when mistakes start costing millions.
    Marcus Lemonis is a business titan, philanthropist, and star of CNBC's “The Profit.” Over his years of entrepreneurial pursuit and investing, Marcus has accumulated tremendous knowledge on what it takes to grow businesses and steer them in the right direction. But his learning isn't all from book study. They're lessons he's learned from decades of experience running his own businesses and helping others with theirs, which he shares for free on his online learning center.
    Recruiting: The Key to Improvement
    Onboarding new talent can be a great way to meet the demands placed on your firm as it grows. While there's nothing wrong with your hiring process being a reactionary activity, recruiting can also be a tremendous growth-driving factor.
    We discuss which key activities Marcus focuses on to drive growth in his businesses. He tells us about his method of always being on the lookout for new talent and why being aware of your own deficiencies is a great place to start when you're on the search for your next hires.
    Optimistic Investor or Deal Junkie
    Over the many seasons of “The Profit,” Marcus has invested over $75 million in numerous businesses, to varying degrees of success and failure. Even after being sued by business owners for not achieving their goals, he is returning yet again to the show to try to help others rescue their companies.
    Marcus tells us what it is that brings him back to “The Profit” to put his own money on the line again and again. He also shares what he's learned from his years of helping others and reveals what he believes to be the foundation of any good business.
    Key takeaways:


    Business owners need to be self-aware so they can address their own deficiencies by hiring great talent.


    Learn from every experience. There's something to be gained from all your successes — and your failures.


    Interact with your clients. Make your relationships meaningful and not purely transactional.

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    • 53 min
    Eric Farber — The Case for Culture

    Eric Farber — The Case for Culture

    "We were told when we were young that we're going to work for five different places. There's no real reason for that. I've come to realize more and more that people are doing that because most companies suck to work for. They just suck." - Eric Farber

    Why do you need to take a leap of faith and invest in your company culture?

    How can you make your team happy and un-poachable?

    Why should you make progression and development a priority for all your employees?

    How can you encourage others to be comfortable with being vulnerable and asking for help?

    Cultivator of Company Culture
    When a lawyer decides to hang out their shingle and start their own firm, they usually dream of using their practice as a means to do the kind of work they want to do, when they want to do it. But the reality is that as soon as they open their practice, they need to don their management hat and quickly learn how to become business people as well as attorneys.
    Eric Farber is an attorney, a CEO, and the author of the highly-rated “The Case For Culture,” a book all about transforming your law firm, taking control of yourself and your business, and establishing a clear company culture. Eric knows all too well the pitfalls attorneys fall into in their own practices, and in this episode, we'll discuss how law firm owners can avoid these mistakes and motivate their team members to stick around.
    Not Hiring is Better Than Hiring Wrong
    When you're growing fast or find that certain departments are overwhelmed, any manager's gut reaction is to start hiring. While bringing in the right people can help to handle the extra workload, hiring someone unfit for the task can end up costing your firm dearly.
    Eric explains how poor hiring choices make for unhappy and unproductive employees, and he tells us why it's better to leave a position empty rather than fill a seat with someone who doesn't fit your culture. Eric also reveals the only two follow-up questions you'll need in an interview and offers a word of warning about candidates who seem to tick all the right boxes.
    Give Until It Hurts
    When starting your own firm, you have to make sacrifices. That might mean giving up personal time to work on your business, or it might mean taking a smaller salary to make sure your team gets paid. But if you want to promote a healthy culture to support your business, you might have to go yet another step further.
    We discuss why you and your culture need to be able to recognize that nobody is a superhero and that from time to time some might need a little extra help. Eric also details the extraordinary lengths he went to in order to support one of his own employees, and he shares the unexpected positive impact it had on his business.
    Key takeaways:


    Have faith when investing in culture. Some benefits will be immediate, and some won't be obvious until the future.


    The company culture might not be what you think it is, so ask your key stakeholders to find out what it is to them.


    Keep your employees challenged and satisfied if you don't want to lose them.

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    • 43 min
    Ryan Holiday — The Obstacle Is the Way

    Ryan Holiday — The Obstacle Is the Way

    "If you're not failing or falling short, you're probably not taking enough risks or swinging big enough" - Ryan Holiday

    Why is stoicism as relevant today as it's ever been?

    How does our perception of challenges affect our ability to overcome them?

    Why is worrying about a problem a waste of your time?

    How can accepting defeat help you make progress?

    Ryan Holiday: The Modern Stoic
    Ryan Holiday is the best-selling author of books such as The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, Stillness Is the Key, and many more. His writings on stoicism bring the philosophy out of 300 BC Athens into the modern world and help people overcome contemporary problems with the same philosophies founded and honed by thinkers like Zeno of Citium and Marcus Aurelius.
    Ryan gives us a crash course in stoicism and details how ourselves and our businesses can benefit from adopting some stoic teachings, applying the philosophy to our everyday lives. We also discuss how changing our perception of events can help us to find the positives in the negative, why we have more control than we think when we're dealt a bad hand, and how training ourselves to see past "destructive emotions" can help us persevere in difficult times.
    Own What You Can Control
    So often in our daily lives, things come up that we simply can't avoid or change — and we often spend too much energy worrying about these inconveniences rather than focusing our efforts on the things in life that we can exert some influence over.
    We discuss one of the fundamental teachings of the stoics: the dichotomy of control. Ryan breaks the thinking down, explaining that this pillar of the philosophy can be brought into the 21st century by viewing it as an exercise in resource allocation. Plus, by simply spending your "energy points" in areas where you can make a difference, you'll spend less time worrying about the areas where you can't.
    Courage is Action in the Face of Fear
    When we're worried or scared, our immediate reaction is to lock up, get stuck in our own heads, and shy away from whatever the problem is. But the inaction itself can be just as damaging as the obstacle and doesn't do anything to overcome it.
    Ryan shares his secrets for overcoming adversity and taking on challenges that seem too big to conquer. He discusses strategies for tackling seemingly impossible tasks, and he explains why as leaders in business and communities, we don't have the luxury of freezing up in the face of fear.
    Key takeaways:


    Success is achieved through failures, so appreciate your losses as markers on the road to victory.


    Adversity can make you stronger as long as you recognize and accept it as an opportunity for growth.


    Tap into your inner strength. Use previous moments of struggle as proof that you can overcome the challenges of the future.

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    • 49 min
    Brian Chase — Aligning Passion and Purpose

    Brian Chase — Aligning Passion and Purpose

    "You're driving to court. You've got your music on. You're ready to go kick butt. But you're also scared. You've just got this mix of emotions, and then when the trial starts, you're just in there to crush it. To go through all of that is so much fun because you're facing your fears." - Brian Chase

    Why does attorney Brian Chase say he’s never going to retire?

    How did he gain notoriety in the world of auto defects as the crazy guy willing to try tough cases?

    Why does doing the right thing sometimes mean taking on the small cases?

    How does Brian set and smash goals time and time again?

    Brian Chase: From the Beaches of California to the Highest Courts in the Country
    Brian Chase is the senior partner and a trial lawyer at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys in Newport Beach, California. For over 40 years, Brian has been the senior litigator and lead trial attorney on countless catastrophic injury and auto defect cases.
    But Brian wasn't always the suited, briefcase-wielding top-1% trial lawyer he is today. In fact, while at school, Brian was more into catching waves and the California sunshine until a college project unearthed his passion for research and case building. In this episode, Brian tells about his journey from the beach to the courtroom and how he found his calling as a PI attorney.
    Marketing Trendsetter
    Sometimes it can take years for new types of media to be recognized as effective and worthwhile marketing tools. Those that are quick to embrace them are often seen as fools before they're recognized as geniuses — and Brian was no exception. He was skeptical when his partner came to him with the idea of making a website for their firm over 20 years ago.
    Brian tells us how he came to embrace his website (bestattorney.com) and how he became a trailblazer in new marketing techniques. He also tells us how he coped with the naysayers criticizing his marketing methods, and he explains why you shouldn't be afraid of being ahead of the curve.
    Hiring Fast and Firing Faster
    It can take a long time to develop a good employee into a great one, and most of the time, the investment is more than worth it. But turning a mediocre employee into a great one is nearly impossible, which is why it's almost always in everyone's best interests to let people go if they aren't making the grade.
    Brian tells us the valuable staffing lessons he's learned over the years and explains why substandard hiring could be hindering your firm's success. We also discuss what you need to look out for in a great team player and why you need to "hire fast and fire faster."
    Key takeaways:


    Set goals, but never settle for them. The only way to elevate yourself and your business is to always be striving for bigger and better things.


    Success isn't measured in revenue. It's a combination of happiness and fulfillment in both your personal and professional life.


    Right some wrongs because as attorneys, you have the power to make enormous positive impacts. From time to time, take on the cases that might not be financially rewarding, but that align with your values.

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    • 40 min
    Jan Jones — The CEO’s Secret Weapon: How Great Leaders and Their Assistants Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness

    Jan Jones — The CEO’s Secret Weapon: How Great Leaders and Their Assistants Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness

    "I tell executives and I tell assistants — anything and everything of a business nature involves your assistant. They need to be able to see what's happening. If they don't know what's coming in your email and they don't know what's going on, they're not going to be able to assist you. They have to be in the loop. You have to be communicating with them constantly." - Jan Jones
    Jan Jones: Master Executive Assistant
    Jan Jones is the author of the internationally-acclaimed book “The CEO’s Secret Weapon How Great Leaders and Their Assistants Maximize Productivity and Effectiveness.” She is President of Jan Jones Worldwide, a bespoke speakers bureau that sends leading business experts and celebrities to speak at events around the world. Jan is a former executive assistant to world-renowned business/life strategist Tony Robbins. She spent 10 years as exclusive representative for business guru Michael Gerber, author of “The E-Myth Revisited.”
    In this interview, Jan shares with us the traits of a great executive assistant and gives us an insight into what the dynamics of a CEO-assistant relationship looks like. She explains that the relationship between the executive and assistant should be viewed as a partnership — “We are in this together.” Jan says that when it comes to saving their executive’s time, an assistant will step in to take on tasks that may not routinely be a part of the assistant’s job description. The assistant’s focus is always on creating more hours in their executive’s day in order to expand their productivity. 
    Minutiae is Destroying Your Productivity
    Checking emails, scheduling meetings, chasing up managers about progress, finding the documents you need...these are things many executives deal with daily, but they should not. Jan explains that the role of the assistant is to “give back time” to their executive, so the executive can focus on the high-value activities that create the most impact for the business. 
    Setting Expectations
    We discuss how finding the right assistant can be daunting, particularly if you are hiring an assistant for the first time. But by laying out your expectations as a CEO (and their expectations as an assistant), you can find someone who is the right fit and who will complement your working habits to help you increase your productivity and effectiveness. 
    Key takeaways:


    The role of the executive assistant is to make sure the executive is making the very best use of their time. The assistant works to handle any and all minutiae that gets in the way of the executive’s productivity. 


    Anticipation is key. Your assistant must be able to think and plan ahead so you are always on top of your commitments and priorities. They make sure you are “well ahead of the game.”


    A resourceful assistant is a major asset to an executive because they will always find a way to get things done.


    Give your assistant access. Your assistant cannot serve you effectively if they don’t have access to your emails, correspondence, and other information that is relevant for them to do their job. 


    The best assistants do everything possible to add value to their executive. Be respectful of your assistant. Treat your assistant as a fellow professional. 


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    • 49 min

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JJDallo ,

Great guests, excellent listening experience

The guests on the show are absolutely first class with great experience that we can learn from. I’m so glad we have this podcast. Michael Mogill has gone to great lengths to make sure the audio experience is exceptional! This is important to me because I listen to podcasts every morning during my run and there is nothing more frustrating than straining to hear what the hosts and guests are saying.

Awesome guests providing a ton of knowledge and experience to learn from! Great podcast!

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Amazing Guests, Amazing Content

While it is targeted at attorney’s, the content in this podcast is useful in so many different industries. I listened to the podcast with John Ruhlin and it was so insightful! I had never heard of “Giftology” or spent much time thinking about the relationship building side of business but now it has me thinking. Excited to keep listening and learning more!

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Every lawyer can learn something from this podcast.

I just listened to the Seth Godin episode and it was fantastic. I learned so much about “focusing up” instead of “niche-ing down.” I learned about why struggling lawyers are so exhausted (they’re lying all day).

Do yourself a favor and start listening to this podcast!

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