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Author: Brian Glass

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At Life Beyond the Briefs we help lawyers like you become less busy, make more money, and spend more time doing what they want instead of what they have to. Brian brings you guests from all walks of life are living a life of their own design and are ready to share actionable tips for how you can begin to live your own dream life. 

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What if you could unlock the secrets to a fulfilling legal career by embracing unconventional paths? This week on Life Beyond the Briefs, I share invaluable advice and personal anecdotes aimed at guiding young lawyers and law students through the formative years of their careers. From conversations with budding legal minds, I highlight the importance of keeping multiple career doors open and staying flexible until you discover your true passion. Tune in as I recount a compelling discussi...
Lawyer Life SUCKING the Life Out of You? This Rockstar Lawyer Ditched Law & BUILT A THRIVING FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE EMPIRE (Seriously!) ⚖️Tired of trading your soul for billable hours? Picture this: a lawyer by day, rockstar wedding singer by night, throws away the LSAT scores and says F you to the legal grind to build a BOOMING medical business with his wife.This ain't your grandpa's law podcast. This episode is pure CAREER REBELLION. Meet Dave Van Der Laan, the ex-lawyer who traded chasing...
Can your law firm break the million-dollar barrier? Discover actionable strategies to master time management and elevate your firm’s efficiency in this focused solo episode of Life Beyond the Briefs. I’m Brian Glass, and today I’m speaking directly to law firm owners who generate between $300,000 and $1 million in annual revenue. If you’re struggling with juggling marketing, accounting, and case management, this episode is your blueprint for streamlining operations and boosting productivity. ...
Law Firm Fail: Your Boring Contract Could Cost You EVERYTHING!Imagine losing a case because a tiny detail in your contract blew up in your face. Sounds crazy, right? But trust us, it happens ALL. THE. TIME.This episode isn't about fancy legal jargon nobody understands. ❌ Forget complex lawsuits and million-dollar deals. This is about the BORING paperwork that could CRASH and BURN your entire law firm.Meet Jonathan Hawkins, the ex-gaming lawyer who's seen it all. He used to battle burnout in t...
How can you transform your law firm's intake process to ensure you never miss out on a valuable case again? This episode of Life Beyond the Briefs is packed with actionable insights on optimizing client engagement for solo and small law firms, particularly those specializing in personal injury. Discover why the speed of your response can make or break your case acquisition rate and how bringing intake tasks back in-house can revolutionize your firm's efficiency. We'll also guide you on how to...
Law firm stuck in "meh" mode? You CAN be the go-to powerhouse!Join marketing guru Andy Stickel and DITCH the daily grind. We'll show you how to:Attract Dream Clients: Stop wasting time - get the perfect clients knocking down your door.Crush Your Intake System: Turn leads into paying clients with a system that DOMINATES.Empower Your Team: Unleash your team's potential - they're secret weapons, not sidekicks.This episode is for YOU if you're a:Frazzled Lawyer: Escape the daily grind and build a...
Drowning in casework and yearning for control? Stop fantasizing and become the CEO of your own legal empire!In this episode, Ben and I throw the "CEO" myth out the window. It's NOT about a fancy title; it's about crushing the billable hour grind and building a firm with ironclad systems, a kickass culture, and a team of legal rockstars.Get ready to:Expose the brutal truths (and hidden opportunities) of law firm leadership.Steal the growth secrets from a battle-tested mentor, Dan Kennedy – thi...
From Divorce-Drowning Zombie to Legal Rockstar: How Marco Brown Conquered Chaos & Built an Empire (Yes, You Can Too!)Feeling like a lawyer trapped in a never-ending divorce nightmare? You're not alone. Marco Brown has BEEN there - buried under a mountain of 112 clients, stressed to the max, and on the fast track to burnout.But Marco didn't stay there. Buckle up for his INSANE story of transformation, from legal zombie to Utah's Award-Winning Divorce King! This episode is your battle cry t...
Feeling lost in the world of AI? This episode is your guide to using it in your law practice - forget fancy terms, get real results!We'll show you how AI can:Boost your client connection (make a better impression!)Help you write awesome content (no more writer's block!)Even improve your legal documents (sound smarter, work faster!)Whether you're a legal eagle or just starting out, this episode is for you!Get ready to discover:Cool new AI tools: We'll test out the latest one (ChatGPT 4.0) and ...
Lost in the Legal SEO Labyrinth? Here's Your Escape Plan!Dominate search engines and attract high-value clients – even in the cutthroat legal arena.This episode is your roadmap to SEO success for law firms. We chat with Jason Hennessey, the SEO wizard behind Hennessey Digital. He'll break down the complexities of climbing search rankings, specifically within the competitive legal landscape. Forget the wallet-draining tactics! Jason, a battle-tested veteran of the digital marketing world,...
Lawyer Wellness week rolls on as the established bar tells lawyers to "try not being a jerk."Seriously - that was the Thursday Tip of the Day.And while that may work for some lawyers, who find themselves boxed in to 70 hour work weeks without an escape - those of us who seek happiness, wealth, and wellness outside of the office have some different ideas.In this episode, Brian walks through the benefits of thinking outside of the box when it comes to law firm success and happiness.____________...
Lawyers, listen up! Want to explode your firm's presence online just like Ethen Ostroff, the TikTok legal star?Ethen, a lawyer who's a social media whiz, will share how he used TikTok to build a massive following of over 200,000 people looking for legal advice. He'll reveal his secret sauce for creating engaging content that keeps viewers entertained and informed, even when explaining complex legal stuff. But this episode goes beyond social media! We'll also dive into building your drea...
The Bad News: The climb will be harder and take longer than you ever thought it would.The Good News: Most people will quit.In this episode we dive into how to make sure that the goals you are chasing actually serve you and how to persevere when the road gets tough.Does this episode make you say "I WANT THAT"? You need to be at the 2024 Great Legal Marketing Summit.____________________________________Brian Glass is a nationally recognized personal injury lawyer. He is passionate about li...
Feeling stuck between work and life? This episode explores how to find fulfillment in your career. We chat with Jenn Deal, a former BigLaw Attorney who became a life and career coach.Burnout in the legal world is real. Jenn shares her own story of long hours and the toll it took on her. Sound familiar? We delve into the pressure of billable hours and how to find a career that aligns with your passions.Imagine law school with a "survival skills" class! Jenn and I discuss how coaching can empow...
Ever felt like a small fish in the vast ocean of legal marketing? We're here to reassure you that finding your unique niche is not only possible but exhilarating! Broadcasting from the sunny state of Florida and the energized atmosphere of the 10 Golden Rules live event, I share an honest confession about the allure of chasing the varied success strategies paraded at conferences. Instead, we'll celebrate what sets each of us apart, finding joy and strength in the practice areas we love. Liste...
Ever wonder how a philosophy student ends up revolutionizing digital marketing for law firms? That's the intriguing story of Gyi Tsakalakis, our guest and the brain behind AttorneySync. With a candid look at his own unexpected journey from trial lawyer to marketing maven, Gyi shares the lessons learned from his brief legal career and how Stoicism prepared him for the digital trenches. His insights illuminate the path from skepticism to embracing innovative strategies, tailored specifically fo...
Get the inside scoop on my law firm's most recent grassroots referral based marketing play which generated a 5900% ROI.See Brian at Ten Golden Rules Live in Boca Raton April 26.Want a copy of all of the letters Brian used in the mailer sequence from this episode? Click here.____________________________________Brian Glass is a nationally recognized personal injury lawyer. He is passionate about living a life of his own design and looking for answers to solutions outside of the legal fiel...
Unlock the full potential of your law practice with guidance from the one and only Ed Alexander, as we dissect the transformation of a typical law firm into a thriving, market-ready business. We shed light on the intricate dance of distancing yourself from being the epicenter of your firm's sales, marketing, and intake – a change that's not just beneficial, but essential for creating a sellable asset. Ed, with his rich experience, spells out the blueprint for systematizing these areas, freein...
This episode is a teaser for the Ben Glass Law Inside Baseball podcast, a private podcast available only to Great Legal Marketing members.Want to get access to the podcast along with 101 case studies of successful firms, the Ultimate Practice Builder Bundle, our 10 Step Plan for Marketing Success, and much, much more? Check out this link for an offer you can't refuse.____________________________________Brian Glass is a nationally recognized personal injury lawyer. He is passionate about...
Dive headfirst into an ocean of sales mastery with our special guest, Michael Patrick Strauch, partner at Your Practice Mastered. His entrepreneurial tale unfolds from a college dorm room to the pinnacle of the legal industry, offering a fresh vantage point on how non-attorney salespeople are shaking up the industry. Michael shares his roadmap to success, from creating a profitable web development company powered by his YouTube expertise, to the pivotal step towards 'done-for-you' services. S...
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