Failing

Let’s face it, failing is something that will happen to all of us (and multiple times); it’s a fact of life. We also all need a little pick-me-up when we’re mourning the loss of the goal we set our sights for. This is a bit of an ode to those experiencing their own version of…

Authenticity

authenticity (noun) the quality of being real or true: Recently I gave a presentation to some lovely people that involved some talk about authenticity. Granted, it was in the context of marketing, but the message was/is, in my view, still very important. In the beginning steps of learning more about myself, both my personal and professional selves, I found that I…

The introverted lawyer

It is quite possible that most people think, when they think of lawyers, that lawyers are extroverts arguing with judges in front of a whole room of people and yelling “You can’t handle the truth!” (reference to the movie “A Few Good Men”, if you’re not up your movie quotes!). It’s probably safe to say…

Being a good human

There are days that are going to be really hard to get through. That’s a fact. What you do with that day, the feelings you feel, the decisions you make, the lessons you learn, even the anger you harbour; that is your choice. In the adversarial environment that is, more often than not, the law, it’s easy…

Mistakes and reflection

Mistakes have an indeterminable value, despite whether you make them yourself or not. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them yourself” – Eleanor Roosevelt Reflection is a beautiful and powerful thing. There is a gut-wrenching feeling that one can experience that is unique to a mistake of your own…

Be curious… the cat will be fine

You know some of the most interesting and insightful things I learn come from the oddest of places. It also comes from being curious. Asking questions. Listening to others. I read the book called “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it. In…

The thing about job titles

… is that it’s just a title. Job titles do not describe the work that you’re actually doing and what value it has to you and your development. Take the title “Administrator”. I’m not necessarily speaking of an Administrator in the legal industry, but any type of industry. What is an Administrator? Do they “administer” stuff? What…