Let’s Go Work for Facebook!

Let's Go Work for Facebook! by Aimee B. Davis{3:54 minutes to read}

In last month’s blog, I mentioned that I regularly attend panel discussions, seminars and business development meetings to meet potential clients, confer with like-minded professionals, and learn new things along the way.

I recently attended a presentation at Facebook’s NYC headquarters regarding How Social Media is Impacting Elections. The strategic use of social media seemed like a relevant topic, before the Republican nominee proved himself to be uncontainable in his Twitter rants.

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How Do You Define Success?

How Do You Define Success? by Aimee B. Davis{3:00 minutes to read} A solo practitioner or any type of freelancer should be prepared to face regular ebbs and flows in the level of work they receive. Before launching Aimee B. Davis Law P.C. and whenever I am struggling to get clients, I spend time on a daily basis thinking about how I can redefine success. I’ve expanded my definition of success to include having the freedom to choose my clients, associates and friends.

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Words Do Matter

Words Do Matter by Aimee B. Davis{3:54 minutes to read} In interpreting legal documents, the words actually matter. A well-trained attorney is best suited to understand and explain to a lay person the implications of the presence or absence of certain words. I often feel like I am speaking another language when discussing financing transactions, even with other attorneys less familiar with these types of deals. Generally, people just don’t understand what I’m saying.

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Want Your Work to Feel Like Play?

Want Your Work to Feel Like Play? by Aimee B. Davis{3:30 minutes to read} Recently, a number of people have asked us, “Where do you get the majority of your referrals?” This is a difficult question to answer. However, relationship building is the key to having a successful solo practice.

Referrals come from all walks of life, including professional colleagues (current and former), as well as from friends. However, in order to establish consistent referral sources, it is important that our professional relationships be built on mutual trust, respect and an understanding of our colleagues’ competencies and skill sets.

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Happiness Is a Choice!

Happiness Is a Choice! by Aimee B. Davis{3:48 minutes to read} In May’s blog article, we introduced hypothetical characters, Mary and Barney, to demonstrate how differences in the work ethic of various employees can impact one’s professional and personal levels of satisfaction.

As a reminder, Mary, a hard-working and well-intentioned employee, was asked to stay late by her boss. Barney, while an adequate employee, would not do as good a job, nor would he meet the important deadline with the same commitment as the boss knew Mary would.

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FEAR! — How To Face It Head-On and Turn It Into a Positive

FEAR! — How to Face It Head-On and Turn It Into a Positive by Aimee B. Davis{4:06 minutes to read} In May’s blog post , I discussed the value of taking a few long and slow breaths before embarking on any daunting task.

I have an irrational fear of heights. I discovered this 25 years ago whilst climbing to the top of the cupola at the Vatican. In addition to hyperventilating and sweating my way to the viewing platform, when I arrived, I suffered the delusion that a strong wind would sweep me off the balustrade, carrying me to a dramatic death in the center of St. Peter’s Square. In order to combat this illogical notion and avoid passing out, I had to breathe slowly and consciously. Continue reading

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Setting Boundaries and Sticking to Them

Setting Boundaries and Sticking to Them by Aimee B. Davis{3:36 minutes to read} When you do good work, the reward (curse) is MORE WORK!

Let’s say you are the BOSS…You’re looking to staff an important project. You see someone not so motivated (Barney), then you see someone who will jump on it and do it (Mary). You know you have to get this job done, there’s a deadline. So, what is your first inclination? Give it to Mary, skip Barney. You give it to the person who you know will get it done.

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Controlling the Punch of BIG DATA

Controlling the Punch of Big Data by Aimee Davis{3:54 minutes to read} Contrary to popular belief, the collection and use of BIG DATA didn’t begin with the advent of the Information Age. According to Edwin Black, an investigative journalist, author, and the son of Holocaust survivors, the use of BIG DATA began in Berlin in 1933, when the Nazis deployed IBM’s punch card system to help perpetuate the Holocaust.

What is BIG DATA?

It’s the collection and analysis of data at high speed and low cost to (i) identify seemingly unrelated items, (ii) find correlations, and (iii) draw conclusions about the aggregated information. Continue reading

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Practical Tools for Overcoming Momentum and Effectuating Actual Change

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 Practical Tools for Overcoming Momentum and Effectuating Actual Change by Aimee B. DavisAttention entrepreneurs and service providers:

In January’s blog post, I asked whether you’ve set your 2016 business resolutions. This month, I’ve been thinking about practical tools for overcoming momentum and how to effectuate actual change.

People tend to get “stuck” from time to time in the quest to achieve their goals and lead a meaningful life. As an entrepreneur, you alone set the agenda. Admittedly, it’s hard to maintain a consistent level of motivation and productivity. Your ability to focus on current business matters (let alone developing new business prospects) tends to ebb and flow, as we try to remain focused on the present moment.

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What Does Due Diligence Bring to the Table?

What Does Due Diligence Bring to the Table? by Aimee B. Davis{3:36 minutes to read}

DUE DILIGENCE — words that make nearly every junior corporate associate in “big law” quake!

Due diligence is a tedious and time-consuming process. Yet, it is a valuable, important and necessary component in every Merger & Acquisition transaction (M&A).

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