Amy Gardner: Why Lawyers Suck at Time Management

In this episode, Steve Fretzin and Amy Gardner discuss:

  • Mistakes lawyers make with their time.
  • Taking the initiative to learn the things that you did not learn in law school.
  • Solutions to getting your time under control.
  • Track your time and see if you’re actually spending the time where you want to be.

Key Takeaways:

  • Building relationships is not something that can happen when you try and do it faster.
  • Take the time on the things that matter.
  • Look at your to-do list – What can you eliminate? What can you automate? What can you delegate? What can you trade?
  • Be open to new ideas and bring in people with a fresh perspective. You never know where you’re wasting time that you didn’t even realize was being wasted.

“Start viewing Saturday and Sunday as extensions of your week. I’m not saying do more work on Saturday and Sunday; I’m saying go into the weekend with a plan. When you do that you can be much more intentional with how you’re spending those two days a week, rather than just using them as the recovery time. And that really helps you build a more full life.” —  Amy Gardner

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