Documenting your workflows is boring but essential if you want to crank the gears of your law business, and evolve into something that doesn’t depend on you doing all the work and making all the decisions.

Why is it so hard to document workflows? Well, it has to do with the nature of the work we do, which is mostly information processing that’s intangible and ephemeral. But if you learn to visualize the work in the way I describe in this episode you’ll find it a lot easier to map your workflows, and then steadily refine them in a way that leads to blissful freedom.

Remember…whenever you’re ready to start making your practice easier to manage, you can download the Solo & Small Firm Lawyers’ Guide to Working Smarter (and start taking concrete action steps to make your practice more automated, more virtual —and less dependent on you doing all the work and making all the decisions).

Oh, and if you want ongoing guidance with improving your practice check out the Co-Pilot Mastermind program.

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