My roof & your law practice

So what
does my roof have to do with your law practice?  Alot actually. 
Let me explain…

As you may
have gathered from my last email it's been raining like crazy here in Miami
last week.  And our roof sprouted a leak.  Not a huge problem but an
inconvenience.  If it was a huge problem I would have called the
roofer.  But since it was a small job and I used to renovate houses I
knew I could tackle it in about an hour without even heading to Home Depot
for supplies.

here's the thing

you know what I say about concentrating on the highest & best use of our
time.  Which for most of us is doing the jobs of Rainmaker, Owner &
Lawyer for your law firm.

But in
this case I had the extra motivation of NOT wanting to have to deal with
calling a roofer, waiting for them to maybe or probably not show up on time.

And of
course there's the 'Ale Factor' too.  So getting the roof patched in an
hour this morning was a much more attractive prospect than calling in a
roofer and waiting.

It's a
great feeling to know that I'm capable, if need-be, of fixing my own
roof.  Even though that's NOT how I want to spend my time most

Likewise I
read the manual & am capable-of, and in fact have fixed minor mechanical
problems when out on the boat which might have otherwise required a tow and
ruined everyone's day.

I'm not
saying I'm super-mechanically-inclined.  But here's the thing.  Machines, roofs, and the business of
a law firm were MEANT to work
.  So if they're NOT
working to specifications there's a problem.  And all you have to do is
remove the problem to get them working again.

But what
if you don't know how well a law firm is SUPPOSED to work? 

And what
if you never read the owner's manual? 

Then just
like when I used to go out on my boa,t miles from shore with no mechanic in
sight I was always a bit on-edge.  And if my roof had leaked I'd be
dependent on a roofer.  Instead of being able to help myself out of a
tight spot when need-be.

of the mechanical systems that makes a law firm work is our IOLTA Client
Property Trust Account.

And if
it's not working properly your law firm cannot function as it was designed to
operate. If you've never read the owner's manual for your IOLTA (and I don't mean
the bar rules) then you might not even know how well your IOLTA COULD be
working for you.

I was
going going to take the whole "Simple
System For Managing A Law Firm Client Property Trust Accoun
t" and
put it back into the members-only library this week.  But I'm going to
leave it out there for everyone to enjoy for a few more days. 

encourage you to
empower yourself
in this area of the operation and management
of your law firm by investing the time to watch the videos or even just
download & listen to the mp3 audios if you prefer.

I've also
recieved alot of inquiries for the How To Start A Succesful Law
Firm In 90 Days Or Less
program as well as when we're going to have more
seats opening in the Small
Law Firm Management & Marketing Bootcamp
monthly coaching program. 

We expect
to have answers to these questions next week. 

In the
meantime if you THINK you might be interested in either program I would
encourage you to get yourself onto the head-start notice list. 

when we DO open the doors the spots usually go pretty quickly.

Enjoy the
rest of your weekend!


p.s. As I
am typing this I JUST HEARD the first drops of rain!  It really is all
about timing, isn't it!?!?!





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