If You Want A New Life, You Should Watch Your Habits | 09

podcast Jul 01, 2020

Many of us run like headless chickens in our daily routines. We give our best in our jobs; we leave everything we have in the pitch, and at the end of the day, we are so tired that we wish we could create a better life for us. But we don't have time for that because we need to be ready for battle the next day. That cycle restarts and without noticing it, five, or maybe ten years go by. 

Where do you think your life and practice will be five years from now if you live the same way you did last week?

 

In this episode

 

  • One of my old habits [00:01:30]
  • Legal aid clients vs my vision [00:04:30]
  • Tracking my time and seeing the truth [00:07:00]
  • I was way too busy to take care of me [00:08:00]
  • Creating new habits and seeing results [00:10:30]
  • Adapting me and the business to the new reality [00:12:00]
  • Someone who can strategically direct and guide us [00:13:30]
  • Where would I be in the next five years? [00:15:00]
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The Best Way To Move Up The Emotional Scale | 08

podcast Jun 17, 2020

All of us feel fear, or uncertainty, or even discouragement at some point in our lives. Those negative thoughts might multiply during this pandemic. It would be reasonable. Luckily, there is a way to move up on the emotional scale, and it depends entirely on us. The only thing we need to do is see us as cosmic beings having a human experience, and know that there is an entire universe backing us up. The key is to lean into trust; it is going to be ok. 

 

In this episode:

  • The main reason why we suffer [00:03:00]
  • The universe vs us [00:04:30]
  • What makes us humans [00:06:30]
  • The world needs us [00:07:30]
  • Our mission as entrepreneurs [00:10:00]
  • Are we asking the right questions? [00:11:30]

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Why Is A Coordinated Support Staff The Best Asset? | 07

podcast Jun 08, 2020

Many law practices see their support staff as a 'great thing', but too expensive. The truth is that if your support staff works like a well-oiled machine, it can actually reduce your costs and help expand your profit margin. In this episode, I will explain to you why a coordinated support staff is the best asset you can have. 

 

In this episode

  • Stay in your zone of genius [00:02:30]
  • Those who have to make everything themselves [00:03:30]
  • How to thrive in the practice of law [00:05:00]
  • Our law firm, our family [00:06:00]
  • The side effects of not having support staff [00:07:30]
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Visioning, The Ultimate Life-Changing Energy Creator | 06

podcast Jun 01, 2020

Social pressure 'wrote' a long list of things we are supposed to do with our lives. In my case, even after ticking every single box of that list, my life didn't feel right, something was missing. The things we are supposed to do maybe are not the best option for us, that is why we should focus on the things that make our soul sing. It can be anything, every fulfilling life is unique, but all of them have the same origin: visioning, the ultimate life-changing energy creator. 

In this episode

  • The origin of every significant growth [00:01:00]
  • How does your best life look? [00:03:00]
  • How it started for me [00:04:30]
  • Think of it more like a story [00:06:00]
  • My vision, my strength [00:09:00]
  • You probably beat yourself up enough already [00:12:00]
  • Inspiration from those who believed [00:15:00]
  • Dream big [00:18:00]

 

 

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How To Turn Your Nasty Dog-File Into A Cute Little Puppy | 05

podcast May 25, 2020

 

 

Every law practice has a file seated on a corner since the beginning of time. It is there, accumulating dust and growing every day. The truth is that if we don't deal with it, this howling dog-file will come and bite us sooner or later. In this episode, I share with you a flawless technique that will help you turn this nasty dog-file into a cute little puppy.  

 

In this episode

  • My first growling dog file [00:02:10]
  • How does this affect us as lawyers [00:03:00]
  • What about delegating [00:04:00]
  • A new nasty dog file is born [00:05:15]
  • When improvising don't go as planned [00:06:30]
  • My flawless technique in action [00:07:30]
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Why Can Zoom Boost Your Practice Or Destroy It? | 04

podcast May 18, 2020

The lockdowns all over the globe forced tons of people to increase their online business management. Since most people are not allowed to go to the office, Zoom meetings became a commonplace and a useful tool for workers and business owners. But, could this valuable gadget turn against us? Is Zoom meant to boost our practice or destroy it? In this episode, I share with you my top tips to consider when using this two-edged tool.

 

In this episode

  • Our business changed [00:01:30]
  • Choosing the right place for a Zoom meeting [00:03:00]
  • Meeting in a closet [00:04:00]
  • The art of muting yourself [00:05:00]
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This is How Delegating saved my life | Ep 03

podcast May 10, 2020

 

Perhaps one of the most challenging things to do as a business owner is to delegate, yet it is vital for the growth of your practice. If you don't enjoy doing something, or you're are not very good at it, you can transfer it to someone with better skills in that area, and you can focus on what you like to do. In this episode, I will tell you how delegating improved my income and saved my life. 

 

In this episode:

  • My life before delegating [00:02:00]
  • How do you get to look brilliant and organized? [00:03:10]
  • What are the things you can delegate? [00:04:30]
  • What about the extra time you get by delegating? [00:05:45]
  • The benefits of delegating [00:07:30]
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Why Beating Fear Is The Right Thing To Do? | Ep 02

Uncategorized May 03, 2020

 

It is normal to be afraid of what is happening around the world during this pandemic, but it is not mandatory. Our best option is to focus on what and how we can contribute to our community. We can hide under the blankets and spend the day looking at a black screen, or we can be active and realize that beating the fear is the right thing to do.

 

In this episode:

  • The emotional roller coaster [00:02:00]
  • An opportunity arises [00:03:30]
  • Be afraid or be expansive [00:04:30]
  • Being mindful of our blessings [00:06:00]
  • Taking care of what is what counts [00:07:00]
  • Viktor Frankl's inspiring life lesson [00:08:00]
  • The opportunities, the options we have [00:09:00]
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How to Make Coronavirus Your Opportunity | Ep 01

podcast Apr 19, 2020

 

Working hard and getting A's in Law School will guide our hand towards our diploma but, what do we come out knowing about nurturing clients, Marketing, or even using technology to grow our Law Firm? 

In this first episode of the year of Be The Best Divorce Lawyer Podcast I share with you my experiences starting my own business, what I did right and wrong, so you can avoid making the same mistakes. 

 

In this episode:

  • Why I decided to start this podcast [00:01:00] 
  • I have my diploma, now what? [00:03:30]
  • My ego opened up its Law Firm [00:05:00]
  • How I started adding pressure to myself [00:08:15]
  • Going backwards financially [00:10:20]
  • A crisis is also an opportunity [00:12:00]
  • Sometimes you have to cut loose [00:13:50]
  • How my health was affected by the stress [00:15:30]
  • My life falling apart [00:18:30]
  • The changes I've made to have a better life [00:19:10]
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What a Difference a Year Makes: Strategically Finding Joy After the Big Breakup

your life alignment Oct 18, 2019
 

Hi there, it’s Val!

Today I want to talk to you about the fact that it’s kind of a special day. I’m filming this on October 11, 2019 and a year ago today, I made the decision to leave my very unhappy marriage. To be clear, it was unhappy for a long time, and when people would say I officially ended it, I was constructively dismissed. 

I was in a really dark place. Not when I finally agreed to pull the plug, but my life was stuck in so many ways for so many years I had financial struggles. I had gained 40 pounds in the previous year. I didn’t spend any time at all in the woods. Maybe 20-40 minutes a week even though it’s a huge part of what I absolutely love to do.

My life was empty. I’d come home from work, binge on Netflix, my teenage daughter and I weren’t really talking. Our home was quiet like a tomb. There was no laughter, fun, ridiculousness (which I love). 

Yet, when I did finally pull the pin, and thought all the pain was...

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