Superhero syndrome is a phrased coined by Chris Ducker, author of the recently released book, “Virtual Freedom“. Today I will be discussing what it is and how you can cure yourself of this ailment while at the same time building a law practice that works for you.
Items Mentioned in the Podcast
In this particular episode, you will learn:
All about the “Superhero Syndrome”, what it is, how you know if you have it, and what you can do to cure yourself. Specifically, we will discuss:
- What the Superhero Syndrome is, and how it can keep you back from reaching your full potential as a law firm owner.
- The warning signs that you might have the Superhero Syndrome.
- The importance of taking stock of where you are and where you want to be with your law firm.
- The different roles that you will assume when you start a law practice.
- What the E-Myth is and how it applies to your practice.
- What systems are and why you need to build them into your practice.
- The four important systems that you must have in place for your law firm.
- How to develop systems that will allow you to replace yourself in your practice.
- The “3 Lists to Freedom” exercise and how this one tool save you time.
- Where you need to look for help in your law practice.
Resources and Tools
Here is a list of resources and tools that you can implement into your law practice.
Finding and Hiring Virtual Staff
- Craigslist – An online classifieds sections and great starting place to look for staff.
- Elance and oDesk – Job-posting marketplaces for freelancing virtual assistants.
- VirtualStaffFinder – General Virtual Assistant matchmaking service (owned by Chris Ducker)
Project Management Solutions
I have personally used all of these services. For staff that will be helping you with legal work, I recommend just incorporating them into your case management software. I use MyCase and love it. (Here is a review of MyCase vs. Rocketmatter that I did a couple months ago). For other projects, you may want to use a tool like Asana (free) or Basecamp (subscription) to keep track of tasks that you delegate.
These are both very inexpensive ways to communicate with virtual staff. If you have a virtual law office, these will be especially helpful.
Document Sharing Tools
These are several tools that I use on a daily basis to stay productive and which save me a ton of time.
- 99designs – Online marketplace for graphic designers and their customers. Use this link to save 25% off your purchase.
- Fiverr – Quick and inexpensive outsourcing for one-time tasks
Online Marketing Tools
- Aweber – Email marketing that I use for Legal Marketing Made Easy
- Leadpages – Landing pages that actually work, I use this for both Legal Marketing Made Easy and my law firm
- LongTailPro – Keyword research, tracking and management
- Infusionsoft – Email marketing and much more. I use this for my law firm and love it.
- Google Adwords
Interested in Winning a Copy of Virtual Freedom or The E-Myth?
As discussed on the podcast, if you are interested in winning a free copy of Virtual Freedom by Chris Ducker, or The E-Myth by Michael Gerber, simply post a comment below letting me know why you think that you have “Superhero Syndrome” and what systems you are going to work on in the next 30 days to cure yourself of this ailment. [Offer expires at midnight, April 4, 2014]
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