Cordell Parvin LLC

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Contact: Cordell Parvin, Client Development Coach

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2015 Planning: Organize into Categories of Your Life

During December I am focusing on Planning for 2015 and including ideas from lawyers I coach. In Tricia’s blog post below, I have updated her photo and her ideas for 2015. Tricia DeLeon is a partner in the Dallas Bracewell…more
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Career Success: Get in “the Zone”

What are attributes of the most successful lawyers I coach? Even if you are not a sports fan, you likely would enjoy watching Michael Jordan play in the NBA championship or Wayne Gretsky play in the Stanley Cup Championship…more
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Career Success: Why You Should Relentlessly Chase Perfection

If you have read my blog posts over the years, you know that several people have greatly influenced my life by the way they lived theirs. I have written about my dad, Coach John Wooden and Coach Vince Lombardi. All three of them…more
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Success: Plan Your Career As If It Is More Important Than Your Vacation

How much time are you spending planning your career? How much time are you spending planning your 2015 vacation? I remember meeting with Lisa, a young partner in my old law firm, She wanted career planning advice from me. I…more
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Little Things Matter: Make Your Holiday Gift Matter

Are you planning on giving any of your favorite clients a gift for the holidays. When I was practicing law, I never gave one of the gifts my law firm marketing department had selected for clients. I always wanted my clients to…more
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Top 10 Blogging Mistakes You May Be Making

Are you blogging for business and not getting the desired results? Well, you are not alone. Thousands of lawyers are blogging. But, how many are doing it well? Here are the top 10 mistakes I see: …more
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Success: Are You Motivated Enough to Get Through “the Grind?”

I see lawyer bloggers who start with great enthusiasm and frequent blog posts and then I see fewer and fewer blog posts. Why does that happen? Why do they lose motivation to continue and persist? More than likely it is because…more
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Want to Be a Rainmaker? Try This

Over the years I have been frequently asked: How can build my practice and become a top rainmaker in my firm? I always say that is a great question. It’s natural to ask that question because when you are a rainmaker you have…more
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How to Stand Out in Any Crowd

If you read my recent post, Fast Forward: What Will You Be Doing in 2020?, you know that in October, Canadian law firm, McCarthy Tétrault featured Seth Godin as a speaker at the firm’s annual retreat. When did I first learn…more
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Your Career: Year End Planning for 2015

This week I received an email from one of the lawyers I am coaching. His email and my reply are below. I wanted to follow up on our coaching session a week ago and get your thoughts on year-end planning. Specifically, when you…more
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Little Things Matter: Sending a Card Counts

Have you thought about how much little things matter? It’s easy to get so focused on practicing law, doing good work, and accumulating billable hours. You clearly need to get those “big things” done. However, there are plenty…more
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Tip: One Way to Get the Best from Your Young Lawyers

Last week I was asked: How can I help my young lawyers achieve greater success? That was an awesome question on a topic that I focus on continuously. A lawyer I coach met another lawyer I coach from a different part of the…more
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Fast Forward: What Will You Be Doing in 2020?

Over the years I have been blessed to work with some great law firms and great lawyers. For several years I coached lawyers at McCarthy Tétrault. When I started coaching the McCarthy lawyers, I introduced them to Seth Godin’s…more
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Recommended Reading: The Leadership Challenge

I have been around law firms whose lawyers had differing ideas of the firm’s culture, its vision and what is expected of each lawyer. Those firms are notable by the number of closed door meetings and they are most likely not to…more
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Clients: How Well Do You Treat Your Very First Clients?

If things go well in your career, eventually larger and perhaps more important clients will replace those who came to you first. How will you treat those first clients who are no longer as important to you as they once were? I…more
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