This post is from the first blog I started, called “How to Start a Law Firm.” Over the years I’ve moved to different sites a few times and wanted to catalog all of my content in one place. If an article refers to a link and there is no link, sorry, that’s consequence of the move. Enjoy!
One of the hardest things for me when I’m thinking about starting a law firm and marketing a law firm is getting all of the things done that I have on my to do list. The problem for me is that the list keeps growing and there are so many things on it that pretty soon nothing ends up getting done.
Here’s just a short list of the things I’m thinking about right now:
Traffic lawyer podcast;
DUI lawyer podcast;
Redesign traffic site;
Redesign DUI site;
Creating split test for DUI mailer;
Creating video for websites;
Creating ebooks for websites;
Drafting starting a law firm ebook;
Creating how to blog video series;
Getting to 1,000 facebook likes;
Getting to 1,000 twitter followers;
And the list goes on and on.
And, if You’re Like Me, You Think of New Things to do Every Day!
Literally every day I come up with more things to do. More blog posts to write. More DUI articles to read. More ways to organize my business to make it more efficient and give me the things that I want. So many things, so little time.
And the worst thing is, there are a ton of new shiny bells and whistles out there waiting to take up all of your time. There are new blog posts to read (like this one!), new techniques to implement, new programs to check out. And all the while nothing is getting done.
“Learning all of this stuff is the perfect way to actually not have to do anything.
But Today that All Ends
Productivity is possible. We can get the things done that we need to get done. What’s the key to that? What’s the key to reaching your productivity peak?
It’s called “Just in Time Learning”
Just in time learning is exactly what it sounds like. The premise is simple – you don’t move on to the next thing until you’ve completed the task in front of you. If you’re reading a book on organization, not only do you not go to the next chapter until you’ve finished the one in front of it, you don’t go on to the next chapter until you’ve implemented the lessons of the previous chapter.
It makes sense, right? Don’t start part two of a project until part one is done. And the fantastic thing about it is, it works for all parts of your business. It works for your marketing, it works for your organization, it works for your professional practice. Stop getting ahead of yourself. Get one thing done at a time.
How are You Going to Use “Just in Time Learning” to Help Your Law Firm?
The key for you while you’re reading this post is not to just read it and move on to the next thing. Stop and get something done! I know how easy it is to put the next thing on the to do list and move on. I do it all the time.
Commiting yourself to just in time learning is tough. But, like anything, with practice you can get the hand of it. And when you do you’re life is going to get so much more productive.
Comments and Questions Welcome
What do you think about this?
Is it as intuitive to you as it is to me?
If you go out and implement this and it works I want to hear about it. One of the goals of this blog is to bring us together. We don’t have to be competitors in the business of law. We need to help each other out, support each other, and make great things happen!
Thanks for reading! See you soon!