Helpful Tips For New Law Students on Optimizing Happiness

Law school is a privilege. It changes the way you see the world. It gives you the tools to “spot issues” (or in layman’s terms – to see danger at every corner). While “spotting issues” within the world helps make great lawyers, it does not always produce happy people. Issue spotting trains our brains to … Continue reading Helpful Tips For New Law Students on Optimizing Happiness

Pitch Perfect: Helpful Presentation Tips

Below are some helpful tips for better presentations from Pitch Perfect by Bill McGowan: Keep it short.  After 10-18 minutes the listener loses interest. President Obama’s inauguration speech was 18 minutes. Hardly a coincidence. Display delight. Even if you need to fake it. Be enthusiastic. Be warm in your delivery. The audience is usually rooting for … Continue reading Pitch Perfect: Helpful Presentation Tips

Lessons from the Advocates’ Society Fall Forum

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Advocates’ Society Fall Forum in Collingwood, Ontario. Below are a few of my favourite quotes and lessons from the conference: “Comparison is the thief of joy.” This was my favourite piece of wisdom from the weekend. It’s so true and all too easy to fall victim to. … Continue reading Lessons from the Advocates’ Society Fall Forum

Winning: From Football to Law

In “No Foul Mouths on The Field: Football with a New Age Twist”, Ken Belson writes about how the Seattle Seahawks plan to use psychology to win the Superbowl this year. The psychology to developing a winner’s attitude could be applied to any goal. Block out the distractions, including doubts that can impede split second decisions; … Continue reading Winning: From Football to Law