What They Didn't Teach Us About Running a Business in Law School

with Neil Tyra

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Do you ever feel like what you learned in law school didn't prepare you for the world of running a law practice? Law school didn't teach us how to start our practices the right way so we could scale them into a thriving business. We didn't learn how to make sure that our businesses would meet our financial goals and provide the type of lifestyle we deserve. After ten years, I was fed up with struggling in my practice and decided to begin a journey to scaling a

successful practice that would actually allow me to finally live the life I've always dreamed of. I invite you to listen in on the conversations I'm having with some of the most successful solo and small firm practitioners  along with leading business entrepreneurs and share how I am implementing what I am learning. All with the goal of helping you take control of your practice, and your life. This is The Law Entrepreneur.

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322. Staffing Up Your Firm for Faster Growth with Brett Trembly

By | June 20, 2022

This is a classic re-run of my episode with Brett Trembly. Brett owns a law firm in Florida that he has grown from a solo practice to a mid-to-large-sized firm, and is also the owner and creator of a company called Get Staffed Up, which is a virtual assistant staffing company. We talk about how you may want to incorporate those resources into the growth of your law firm, freeing you up to attract more clients, achieve growth, and hire more attorneys.

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321. Mentorship and Networking at All Stages with J. Ryann Peyton

By | June 13, 2022

Today, my guest is Ryann Peyton. Ryan serves as the Director of the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP), as well as Legal Entrepreneurs for Justice in the great state of Colorado. She is a former litigator (as she’d like to say, a reformed attorney) and she now lends her skills as an advocate for professionalism, diversity, and equity in the legal field, particularly through her role as the director of these two programs. We talk about a wide range of subjects, including the partnerships that they’re developing with these programs in the commercial world outside of the association. She’s delightful, and I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did.

 

In this episode, Neil and Ryann discuss:

  • Finding your passion (and having permission to change your mind). 
  • What Bar Associations can do to bolster and sustain the next generation of lawyers. 
  • How CAMP helps its constituents. 
  • Being part of programs to build mentorship and networking to make a difference. 

 

Key Takeaways:

  • If law firms and bar associations don’t recognize the changes in technology, they will not be able to sustain the profession and those practicing in it. 
  • At any stage of your career, it is important to have a mentor that can help support you with where you are and where you want to go. 
  • All the skills in the world will not overcome bad behavior. Who you are and your reputation mean everything. 
  • Well-being is a core component of professionalism. 

 

“The law has to shift; the profession has to shift. It has to meet the needs of modern clients; it has to meet the needs of modern lawyers.” —  J. Ryann Peyton

 

Get in touch with J. Ryann Peyton:

Website: https://coloradomentoring.org/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryann-peyton-7bb8794/ 

 

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  • The Net Profit CFO – Ryan Kimler works with attorneys who want to enjoy higher net profits without working longer or harder. With just 9 Simple Numbers, Ryan will help you drive more profit to your bottom line-and he won’t confuse you with all the details! Connect with Ryan at www.netprofitcfo.com.

Get in touch with Neil:

Website: https://thelawentrepreneur.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lawentrepreneur

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelawentrepreneur/?ref=hl

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tyralawfirm/

If you’ve enjoyed the podcast, please head to Apple Podcasts and leave a rating & review for the show! It only takes a moment, and really helps me to reach new listeners. You can also head to the website at TheLawEntrepreneur.com for more information on the podcast and my legal services.

 

 Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie

 

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

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320. Fitting Wellness Into Your Life with Carl Ficks

By | June 6, 2022

Today my guest is Carl Ficks. Carl is a 30 year litigator who has now pivoted and started a new business called No Surrender that focuses on wellness and physical wellbeing for attorneys and other professional services types. We’re going to talk about why fitness and wellness is so important to attorneys and the legal profession, and some of the really sobering statistics about the extent to which we aren’t paying attention to our own health needs as we try and navigate the world of being a solo or small firm practitioner. I will tell you, in all candor, this is going to be kind of a true confessional episode, because I really feel like I’m the poster boy for the kind of client that Carl is trying to reach. So we’re gonna get a little personal here. I hope you don’t get tired of hearing my own shortcomings, but I think that’s the best way to illustrate what Carl is trying to do and what services he has to offer. There is something for everyone here. 

 

In this episode, Neil and Carl discuss:

  • Taking care of your health for busy professionals. 
  • The first steps to wellness (hint: start small). 
  • Tips and tricks to establish consistency in your wellness. 
  • The positive, upward trend in lawyer health and wellness. 

 

Key Takeaways:

  • You are your own best asset. You need to treat it the way that you would treat your brand new dream car. 
  • Self care is not selfish. If you don’t take care of yourself, you will not be able to show up as your best self in your communities or with your clients. 
  • Celebrate how far you’ve come and the changes that you make along the way. 
  • You can’t cut corners in the practice of law, and you can’t cut corners in fitness. 

 

“Focus on the gain, not the yawning gap that may lay in front of you.” —  Carl Ficks

 

Get in touch with Carl Ficks:

Website: https://carlficks.com/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlrficksjr/ 

10 Simple Steps to Get Back in the Game: https://carlficks.com/free 

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

  • The Net Profit CFO – Ryan Kimler works with attorneys who want to enjoy higher net profits without working longer or harder. With just 9 Simple Numbers, Ryan will help you drive more profit to your bottom line-and he won’t confuse you with all the details! Connect with Ryan at www.netprofitcfo.com.

Get in touch with Neil:

Website: https://thelawentrepreneur.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lawentrepreneur

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelawentrepreneur/?ref=hl

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tyralawfirm/

If you’ve enjoyed the podcast, please head to Apple Podcasts and leave a rating & review for the show! It only takes a moment, and really helps me to reach new listeners. You can also head to the website at TheLawEntrepreneur.com for more information on the podcast and my legal services.

 

 Show notes by Podcastologist Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie

 

Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You’re the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

Listen to the episode here

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