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FIGHTING BACK AGAINST ADVERSITY AND FAILURE

FIGHTING BACK AGAINST ADVERSITY AND FAILURE

Whether we like it or not, adversity is in an inevitable part of our life. Problems are going to happen and the secret is to know how to deal with them when it happenss. Challenges, large and small, the occur continually through our lifetime. Our attitude determines our personal reality in dealing with adversity. We know from our past experience that Nietzsche was right: “that which does not kill you will make you stronger.” We see the benefit of adversity…

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LESSONS FROM THE MAN, HIS SON & THE DONKEY

LESSONS FROM THE MAN, HIS SON & THE DONKEY

I know I’ve written about  this before and that all of  you agree, but the more I observe people in general and young lawyers in particular I think they are trying achieve success  in the wrong way. Great trial lawyers become great not by learning skills and techniques, but by first learning about themselves and the changes of attitudes they need to make for greatness. Certainly, the first lesson is we have to be true ourselves. As Shakespeare wrote in…

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YOU ARE A MASTERPIECE – A ONE OF A KIND CREATION, SO BE THE GREAT TRIAL LAWYER YOU WERE INTENDED TO BE

YOU ARE A MASTERPIECE – A ONE OF A KIND CREATION, SO BE THE GREAT TRIAL LAWYER YOU WERE INTENDED TO BE

While driving to Seattle the car radio broadcast evangelist Joel Osteen giving a talk he titled “see yourself as a masterpiece.” It interested me enough to listen to the full broadcast and made me reflect on my belief that we are each unique from every other human being who’s ever existed. This view is in  conflict with the scientific view of an author of a book I just completed: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari. The author is a biologist who sees the universe…

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