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Have you ever thought about escaping the chains of your demanding job but worried about the implications?

In this episode of Great Practice, Great Life, Ed Kainen, an exceptional family law attorney, shares his transformation from being imprisoned by his practice to enjoying an astonishing 175 days off a year. Join the conversation as we unpack his path to freedom, touching upon critical elements like time management, delegation, and the underrated essence of weekends off.

With no quick fixes, Ed’s road to liberation was a gradual process filled with success traps and complex entanglements. Tune in as we dissect how he overcame these hurdles and how the principle of compounding interest in one’s practice can yield significant returns over time. We also explore how Ed’s control over his time proved invaluable during a family crisis, underlining the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Throughout his transition, Ed expertly harnessed his team’s potential, implementing an open-door policy and reversing the delegation of tasks. He learned to manage his time effectively and adopted habits that boosted his productivity.

Listen in as we reveal how Ed’s story encourages us to challenge our beliefs and embark on our own life-changing adventures.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Ed Kainen’s journey from an overworked family law attorney to taking 175 days off each year
  • The gradual process of Ed’s transformation that involved a radical shift in his time management techniques and empowering his team, allowing him to be there for his family during a crisis
  • The concept of compounding interest and its potential to lead to significant returns over time
  • The dangers of success traps, which can lead to stagnating revenue streams, and how Ed managed to untangle his habits, systems, and processes that were holding him back
  • Ed’s experience with Atticus coaching that helped him to break away from the demands of his practice and take 175 days off each year
  • The challenges and decisions Ed faced in 2021, including dealing with a family health crisis, which illustrated the power of having control over his time
  • Work-life balance in law practice and how Ed was able to take complete control of his calendar and break away from the demands of his practice

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Supporting Resources:

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Steve Riley

Certified Practice Advisor & Attorney

Steve Riley has coached attorneys for more than 20 years. His one-on-one coaching focuses on a limited number of top producing attorneys committed to taking their practices to new levels of excellence, profit, and personal success. He also presents at group coaching workshops around the country for individual law firms, state bar associations, and other legal organizations.

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