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Holiday Traditions

Posted on: December 22nd, 2014
Every family has holiday traditions. Work families have traditions too. Our META law family celebrates...

Lawyer's Disease

Posted on: December 4th, 2014
Ever heard of Howard Tullman? I hadn't until I read his interview with Bob Jordan in "How They Did It..." Tullman started his career as a lawyer for 10 years before moving into entrepreneurship and venture capital. Here’s what stuck out for me: “Don’t suffer from the Lawyer’s Disease!” ...

Plenty To Be Thankful For

Posted on: November 26th, 2014
Every morning at META law we have a brief meeting called a “huddle.” It’s a time share our schedules for the day, make announcements and ask questions. The last item on the agenda is our “positive close.” We go around the table and share our successes and thank you’s to our team members for their help and support. This has proven to be a great way to set the tone for the day...

Team

Posted on: November 21st, 2014
I bumped into my friend Richard at the coffee shop the other day. After chatting for a few minutes he said: "Ted, I’m confused about something. You're an attorney and you do estate planning, right?" ...

The Lonely Hours

Posted on: November 13th, 2014
Glen Tullman as interviewed by Bob Jordan. His comment on "the lonely work" moved and resonates with me - "that's the work that you do when no one's looking. The hours that winners spend after everyone else has gone home." It's those "extra hours that go into differentiating yourself and your company. But that time isn't free. It's a choice." ...

Legacy

Posted on: November 6th, 2014
The financial legacy and the emotional legacy are inextricably linked. This is why I prefer to talk about "Legacy Planning" instead of "Estate Planning," and why I encourage my clients - and their other trusted advisors - to think in these terms. ...
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