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When chaos hits, most of us scramble, but not Michele Fuller. She paints a picture of resilience and focus as she recounts her journey toward her career’s most impressive quarter despite staff turnover and a deluge of tasks.

On this episode of Great Practice, Great Life, Steve’s conversation with Michele, a seasoned attorney and entrepreneur, is a life vest for any professional grappling with their own disruptions, illustrating the profound difference between simply managing time and mastering focus management. Michele shares her tactical playbook on task prioritization, which can boost productivity and enrich life beyond the office walls.

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to look a professional crisis in the eye and come out on top? Michele takes us through the eye of her storm, unpacking the mindset shifts and strategic decisions that are critical when “outworking the problem” just doesn’t cut it. Maintaining cash flow, handling team dynamics, and safeguarding personal well-being are the pillars of her most financially rewarding period to date. The conversation offers practical wisdom for overcoming high-pressure scenarios with grace and emerging triumphant.

We wrap up with Michele’s insights on the power of reflection and strategic planning’s role in ensuring a thriving practice that doesn’t come at the cost of burning out. She credits coaching and support from Atticus in her journey, emphasizing the impact of the right tools and habits when managing chaos and striving for outstanding results.

Michele’s story is a masterclass in focus and balance, tailored to inspire lawyers and professionals alike towards achieving a rewarding career and life vitality.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Michele Fuller’s strategy for the most successful quarter despite staff shortages and challenges
  • Emphasizing focus management over traditional time management
  • Her approach to overcoming professional crises
  • The importance of mindset, managing chaos, and maintaining steady cash flow while ensuring personal well-being
  • How The My Great Life® Planner helps with daily and weekly planning, managing professional responsibilities, and safeguarding weekends for personal time
  • Weekly reflection practices for personal and professional growth that lead to creating actionable items and improved future performance
  • Prioritizing cash flow and top goals for a productive week
  • Using tools like the Cash Flow Focuser and calendar blocking to hone in on valuable cases and manage time effectively
  • The importance of self-care and time management to maintain balance in high-pressure careers
  • Michele credits her success to coaching, support from Atticus, and the right tools and habits for managing chaos and achieving balance between a thriving legal career and a fulfilling personal life

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Supporting Resources:

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My Great Life® Planner

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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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