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On this episode of Great Practice, Great Life, crack the code to a richer personal and professional life as Steve teams up with Valerie Peterson, CEO of Atticus, to explore the impact of the “GREAT” habit.

Developed over two decades and shared in workshops, this simple yet profound practice can enhance presence, improve relationships, and spur growth. With wit and wisdom, we delve into how this habit can revolutionize your daily interactions and set you on a path toward a Great Practice and Great Life.

We break down the acronym GREAT—Gratitude, Respect, Enamored, Appreciate, and Treasure—and its power to sow positivity in all facets of life. We also share personal stories, including a lighthearted take on dishwasher loading quirks informed by DISC profiles, to demonstrate the far-reaching effects of understanding and harnessing our natural tendencies. This episode isn’t just about personal development; it’s about cultivating connections that matter.

Rounding out the conversation, Steve expresses deep appreciation for Valerie’s exceptional guidance through the podcast while we reveal the importance of building upon personal growth within our professional spheres.

Tune in to see how establishing excellent habits can impact your life and those around you.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The “GREAT” habit, developed over 20 years to enhance personal presence and relationships
  • The GREAT acronym stands for Gratitude, Respect, Enamored, Appreciate, and Treasure and aims to foster positivity
  • DISC profile quirks that highlight GREAT’s effectiveness in understanding and improving interactions
  • The compound effect of small, consistent changes and the importance of communication skills
  • Leveraging personal strengths in relationships and using tools like DISC profiles for a better understanding
  • The shared mission of supporting lawyers in personal and professional growth

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Supporting Resources:

Valerie Peterson: Chief Executive Officer of Atticus

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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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