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Psst… Lawyer friends. It’s time to get out of your comfort zone

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I went to the Funnel Hacking Live event in Nashville, TN last week. It’s a marketing event sponsored by Click Funnels. I follow co-founder Russell Brunson on social media and loved his books Dot Com Secrets and Expert Secrets.

So on a whim I went to the live event.

Just before the doors opened on the first day – I found myself in a WHAT HAVE I DONE moment.

I was in a sea of 4299 other entrepreneurs. I hate crowds.

The music was pumping. Nnnnst. Nnnnst. Nnnnst. Nnnnst. There was a lot of manufactured excitement to get the crowd motivated. To be honest, I wasn’t feeling the vibe. If you know me, you know I am enthusiastic – but I found myself overwhelmed.

The event was 4 days long and in that moment I was thinking “I could be home with the kids and catching up on my work.”

But that’s not how growth works.

Growth requires us to put ourselves in awkward environments. Being willing to be unsure. Not knowing what might come out of the effort.

Turns out – my willingness to be awkward and uncomfortable paid off.

I learned a lot last week. Among other things, I learned about storytelling. Creating and nurturing identity shifts for clients. Being rich on purpose (meaning with the intention first of helping others – and being willing to receive payment for your contribution). Collapsing time. Finding mass markets for niche products.

I also spent time with great friends masterminding about our businesses.

Lawyer friends, opportunities do not land in your lap while you stay in the grind of your legal practice. Head down – get the work done – serve the client – support the team – pay the bills. That state is not conducive to creativity and exploring new ways to bring joy, passion and positive impact to your practice.

What are you going to do to be awkward in your legal practice?

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Team Privacy Training Events

September 17, September 24, October 16, October 24 and November 21

For Primary Care clinics, Children’s Aid and FHTs

Kate trains health professionals from many more primary care organizations how being privacy-respectful can improve therapeutic relationships. more details...

Speaking event

October 23, 2019

Osgoode Professional Development – Mental health Certificate

Kate joins the faculty for this training event. More details...

Primary care webinars: Contracts & Communications

September 5 and October 3, 2019, 12 noon

Part of Kate’s monthly webinar series.

Our September webinar is about understanding contracts you may be asked to sign, and in Octber our title is Managing incapacity in the workplace.

Full details of the 2019 webinar series and registration here.

Privacy Officer training

January 20 & 27 and February 3,10 & 18, 2020

Kate is the program chair for the Osgoode Certificate in Privacy in Healthcare.

This program explores the range of privacy interests that must be protected in the day-to-day treatment of patients, the development of information systems and the creation of institutional policies.More details ...

Advanced Privacy Officer training

December 10, 2019

For experienced Privacy Officers within healthcare organisations.

This one day training course focuses on how to handle difficult privacy situations using real-life (but anonymized) case studies and role-play. Full details and registration here...

Free healthcare privacy webinar - ask me anything!

August 7 and September 4, 2019, 10-11am EST

Free webinars - advance registration needed

Whether you're an experience privacy officer or new in the field, pick Kate’s brain for free for an hour, in this live webinar. No charge, but you’ll need to register in advance.

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