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Are you running or starting your own law firm? This is your podcast.

    Holding Yourself Accountable w/ Jim Hacking and Tyson Mutrux

    Holding Yourself Accountable w/ Jim Hacking and Tyson Mutrux

    When you’re faced with a scenario like this, how can you hold yourself accountable?

    In this episode, Jim and Tyson discuss spot-checking yourself for accountability. 

    There are often a million things running through your mind when something like this happens. Start by identifying the problem and then begin looking for solutions. It may not always be about putting a better system in place.

    It’s important to think about the process and the things that need to be fixed. When you find that the ball has been dropped, review your operations and build in what is necessary to prevent this from happening again in the future.

    2:27 how to keep people accountable
    6:02 our system doesn’t have alarm bells
    10:21 start to finish
    14:22 that’s how it’s framed
    17:51 my biggest concern
    20:37 file reviews on a regular basis

    Jim’s Hack: There’s a huge difference between having nothing on your calendar and having one thing on your calendar. Have big blocks of time away from the office where you can focus and do the high-level work that only you can do.

    Tyson’s Tip: Write down the different lessons learned in a journal to give to your children when they’re older. Fill it with wisdom to pass along the way so they can treasure it forever.

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    • 26 min
    Never Give Up Even When Things Go Bad w/ Mike Chastaine

    Never Give Up Even When Things Go Bad w/ Mike Chastaine

    When you find yourself on the verge of going under, how do you turn it all around?

    In this episode, the author of LegalEase and one of the top criminal defense lawyer’s in the country, Mike Chastain shares how anyone can turn their firm into a profitable business while still making time for family, friends, and other interests.
     
    Mike Chastaine is an award-winning speaker and author. He is also a gifted storyteller with the ability to take complex ideas and simplify them to make them easily understood and actionable. In his career, he has been a warrior in the courtroom, committed to helping educate people, and an all around great guy. 

    Through his experiences and great endurance, Mike has been able to weave together the blueprint for success.

    2:43 about seventeen years
    6:28 I stopped being afraid to say no
    11:07 getting enough sleep
    14:45 I need to know what my time commitment is 
    19:11 you want Tom Brady

    Jim’s Hack: Getting up and getting things moving before your mind has the opportunity to tell you no, makes things a lot easier.

    Mike’s Tip: Do a weekly to do list for the following week on Fridays. Doing it on Fridays gives you the opportunity to reflect on the week prior to see if you got those things done.

    Tyson’s Tip: Check out the book, This Is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See by Seth Godin. 

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    Connect with Mike:
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    • 27 min
    Empowering Lawyers to Start w/ Carolyn Elefant

    Empowering Lawyers to Start w/ Carolyn Elefant

    Not only is Carolyn the author of the book Solo by Choice, but she runs the longest-running blog on solo and small law firm practice.

    It all began with a website in the early 90s for solo and small firm practitioners. She would go on to focus on legal innovation, woman ownership, and diversity in the legal profession. 

    Now, she’s the owner of a national law firm focused on power, pipelines, and property. Carolyn has been quoted in publications like the New York Times, featured in the ABA Journal, and appeared on the Daily Show. Additionally, her book has helped launch thousands of solo and small law firms. 

    In this episode, super lawyer Carolyn shares how she got started before the world wide web was what it is today, how her blog has evolved, and how she is helping so many others start their own law firms.

    2:43 HTML
    7:18 about 20 more visitors
    11:42 advancing diversity and creating new practice areas
    14:12 try to be very encouraging
    19:41 opportunity to build and really create something new
    25:38 clerkships are a really great starter 

    Jim’s Hack: Check out the book The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk.

    Carolyn’s Tip: Loom is great for quick content creation. 

    Tyson’s Tip: A great key feature that can be found in your Google Workspace account is color coding your calendar.

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    Connect with Carolyn:
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    • 31 min
    Believing in the Dream w/ Robert Ingalls

    Believing in the Dream w/ Robert Ingalls

    Taking the path from trial lawyer to podcast producer was anything but direct for Robert.

    After suffering for years with anxiety, battling long hours, intense pressure, and constant conflict, Robert knew he had to make a change. Not knowing what to do next, he stumbled upon a love for podcasts. With no marketing or business experience, he decided to start a podcast for his firm with the hope that one day he could help law firms launch their own podcast.

    Within four years, Robert’s dream became a reality, and LawPods was producing podcasts for the biggest brands in law!

    Robert is the founder of LawPods, podcasts for lawyers. At LawPods, Robert and his team help some of the premier law firms in the world launch and grow branded podcasts that build relationships, boost SEO, and drive revenue.

    Nowadays, Robert also enjoys teaching the art of podcasting and speaking on topics such as Podcast Content Marketing, Prioritizing Mental Health, Entrepreneurship, and Law Office Technology. 

    If there’s one thing he wants you to know, it’s that you only need a minimal time investment to have a world-class firm podcast.

    2:12 started out in criminal defense 
    6:23 you’ve got to get it together
    10:45 biggest obstacles in the beginning
    14:28 not having a plan
    18:51 listen to those blocks of episodes
    25:05 video, having the video on YouTube

    Jim’s Hack: Check out the book Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg.

    Robert’s Tip: Check out the Personal Injury Mastermind podcast by Chris Dreyer and the book Mindset by Carol Dweck.

    Tyson’s Tip: A good stress management tip is to declutter and clean your freaking desk!

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    Connect with Robert:
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    • 31 min
    Doing 75 Hard w/ Jim Hacking and Tyson Mutrux

    Doing 75 Hard w/ Jim Hacking and Tyson Mutrux

    Fresh off the Maximum Lawyer leadership team retreat, Jim and Tyson are excited to be moving in the right direction with clarity.

    In this episode, Jim and Tyson discuss a major accomplishment achieved in the last couple of weeks.

    Like many business owners taking on various challenges, Jim and Tyson have taken on the 75 Hard challenge, which combines fitness, nutrition, discipline, and a general self-improvement plan.

    They each reflect on their own journey as Tyson has moved into an elevated version of phase 1, with Jim well on his way to knocking out this paramount achievement too.

    With great insight, control, and determination, tune in to hear what they’ve both learned about this challenging experience.

    2:03 remember our time is important too
    6:48 at different times, some were harder than others
    10:35 we’re no longer going to do that
    14:01 my favorite part of the entire thing
    17:30 eventually, there’s a tipping point
    20:02 there are those breaks that are built-in
    23:37 how deep you can go

    Jim’s Hack: Building a different persona to send out from a personal email address will allow people to text me and have access to me so I can sort through and follow up on any leads coming in. 

    Tyson’s Tip: Check out the book, Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling by Matthew Dicks.

    🎥 Watch the full video on YouTube.

    Resources:

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    • 28 min
    I Thought We Had More Time w/ Tiffany Webber

    I Thought We Had More Time w/ Tiffany Webber

    Not only does she help people make smart decisions about their real estate, but she has also been awarded the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Rising Star award.

    Tiffany found her way to the practice of law while working in a top-performing channel of a global corporation, and attended law school at night while increasing her knowledge of complex commercial issues through hands-on experience during the day.

    She is not afraid of being different from other attorneys in her market and doesn’t shy away from being the youngest or newest. 

    In this episode, Tiffany shares her incredible journey working side by side with her late partner Ben Thomas after making the mutual decision to focus solely on real estate law. After his unexpected passing, she forged ahead with great resilience and perseverance while still executing her vision, keeping the business strong, and becoming a new mom.     

    She will be the first to tell you that success doesn’t happen overnight. It takes years, so start now!

    2:25 our styles really mesh
    6:36 that was really interesting 
    10:53 such a transition period
    14:44 he made me review it with him regularly 
    17:52 we don’t let things happen to us 
    20:30 giving myself permission to leave the office

    Jim’s Hack: Keep track of how big you are as a business on a spreadsheet so you can see the progress you’ve made.

    Tiffany’s Tip: 1) Take your big goals for the year, put them on a sticky note where you can see them, and as new projects or demands pop up, ask yourself, how does this help me meet one or two of those goals?
    2) If you want to feel like an email wizard, check out Superhuman.

    Tyson’s Tip: If you need help remembering to drink water throughout the day, checkout the free Drink Water app.

    🎥 Watch the full video on YouTube.

    Connect with Tiffany:
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    Facebook
    Youtube

    Resources:

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

Josh Crowfoot ,

Valuable podcast!

Tyson and Jim do a great job with this podcast! It’s chock full of helpful, actionable information for firm owners. Good work and thank you for putting this podcast out into the world!

@kimstewinspired ,

Great biz tips for lawyers

Great biz tips from Jim, Tyson & their guests for lawyers with firms both big and small.
Kim & @thepodwizegroup

JRHarlow ,

Wowza

I have been listening for a couple of years, have gone back and re-listened to episodes. Phenomenal amount of good information being shared on the current practice of law. Thanks guys!

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