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There was a moment, eight years into his marriage, when Daniel Struna, attorney and practice advisor, realized the true blend of personal fulfillment and professional success.

On this episode of Great Practice, Great Life, Steve is privileged to get Daniel Struna’s insights from his global mission work to entrepreneurial endeavors in Colombia. Daniel’s story isn’t just about the victories in the courtroom; it’s also about the laughter and challenges of parenting and the joyous celebration of love and life. His story, a vivid tapestry woven with the threads of service, leadership, and legal expertise, offers a unique perspective on achieving a rewarding practice while nurturing a rich personal life.

Navigating the transition from lawyering to advising, Daniel pulls back the curtain on the role coaching plays in nurturing growth within a legal practice. He shares his evolution, the initial hurdles of validating his expertise, and the delicate balance between providing solutions and empowering lawyers to innovate. As Daniel discusses the implementation of “time templates” and delegation, attorneys can learn to reclaim their schedules and refocus their energy on what truly matters. It’s a masterclass in transforming a reactive work life into a symphony of structure and freedom.

Steve and Daniel round out their discussion with an exploration of gratitude, mindset, and knowing your value. Daniel advocates for the power of gratitude, especially in times of uncertainty, and how it can propel us toward success. As we touch on accountability and maintaining momentum, the conversation becomes a treasure trove of actionable wisdom.

Daniel’s message is clear: with the right focus, action, and a sprinkling of gratitude, any legal professional can craft a practice that not only thrives but also allows their personal life to flourish.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Daniel Struna’s insights on blending personal fulfillment with professional success
  • His experiences in global mission work and entrepreneurial ventures in Colombia
  • Daniel’s transition from lawyering to advising and overcoming challenges in validating his expertise
  • Striking a balance between providing solutions and coaching for innovation
  • The importance of gratitude in personal and professional growth
  • How a gratitude practice can lead to success, especially during uncertain times
  • Implementing effective time management through “time templates” and productivity sprints to take control of schedules and focus on priorities
  • Strategies for financial analysis in legal practice and addressing attorneys’ common avoidance of finances
  • The benefits of implementing financial dashboards for business performance review
  • The power of delegation and mindset
  • Knowing your value, setting appropriate pricing, and the benefits of positive thinking and focusing on wins
  • Accountability in maintaining momentum and progress within legal practice
  • The formula for success is focus plus action multiplied by accountability

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Supporting Resources:

Daniel Struna: Certified Practice Advisor & Attorney

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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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