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Best of the Week for January 5, 2014

Best of the Week for January 5, 2014

Every Sunday morning I like to look back at some of the best content I found during the prior week.  Here are some of the nuggets from this past week…

John Hoyles, a writer for SLAW, tells the story of the death of his sister-in-law, and reminds us why Smelling the Roses is so important.

If you have read this blog with any regularity, you know I am a big fan of Seth Godin.  This week he wrote about why we should Delight the Weird – which is to say that we should make ourselves unique by offering a service to our outliers.  My interpretation of this is that we should simply find a way to make ourselves stand out from all the other lawyers that are in competition with us for clients.

Keeping on the theme of Seth Godin, Kevin O’Keefe from Real Lawyers Have Blogs writes about Seth’s advice to all entrepreneurs in Blog Daily: Seth Godin’s Advice to All Entrepreneurs.  And if you haven’t yet figured it out yet – as a solo practitioner, you are in fact an entrepreneur.

Joan Feldman, writing for Attorney at Work, gives 5 ideas that you can use to rise above your competition in 2014 in Rise to the Top: Five Super Marketing Tips for Lawyers.

It seems somewhat counterintuitive, but some of the most successful lawyers in the marketplace are big-time givers. As Jim Connolly writes, Be more interested in your client’s success, than in your fee.  Even though this piece is not targeted towards lawyers, the ideas he talks about could easily be implemented in a law office setting.

Finally, big disclaimer here – I love my Starbucks as much as the next guy.  But here’s a news story that gave me a good chuckle this week – Starbucks Sends Cease and Desist Letter to Bar for “F Word” Beer, Owner Sends Back $6 Check and This Letter.

That’s it for this week.  If you come across something noteworthy or worth mentioning that you would like for me to share, please post a comment below or reach out to me on twitter @jwhart518.  

 

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