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What Does It Really Mean to Be Free?

I’m shutting down the computer for the next week, as I’ll be floating down the Salmon River in a raft, listening to the Mother, learning from the flow of the water, and the whispers of the forest.

To me, this is what it means to truly be free. To have the privilege and the luxury to strip down to the minimum and remember how very little I actually need is everything. 

I am grateful for my willingness to say yes to this, as it would have been so easy to persuade myself that this is not the right time.

We’re in the final stretch of a 2-year process to reorganize New Law Business Model, relaunch the Personal Family Lawyer® brand, and so close to finishing a new edition of my best-selling book on legal planning for families, Wear Clean Underwear

And in these last moments before we reveal it all, everything not in alignment is coming up to be met. 

That’s what makes it even more important for me to make the time and space to listen now.

One of my superpowers throughout my life has been that spirit speaks to me, and I follow the guidance I receive.

In the past, I’ve had to get into a crisis reality to invoke and heed the call … like when I was in the midst of my divorce, or nearly losing my daughter to drugs, or in the darkest days of my dark night. But now I’m learning to listen before it gets so dire.

I hope this inspires you to do the same.

I would love to share this little bit of inspiration with you about freedom with your resources, from one of my last group coaching calls in the LIFT membershipRemember you don’t have to be forced into surrender. You can choose it right now. How? Get out into the wild. Remember how little you need. Free yourself from the idea that you need Amazon overnight delivery, microwave meals, and TV. 

Sometimes freedom looks like adding people to your team so that you CAN have the freedom to create experiences in your life while also having the security of knowing that things are still operating and getting done in your absence. 

Before I go and FULLY experience my freedom on the river, I wanted to introduce to you the newest member of the EWO team, Renee Honrada. I met Renee through another online community that she supports called the CREATE community, and I knew I wanted her here to support EWO and all of you. If you’re part of either one of my Facebook communities you might have seen that she has been posting already and helping to support those Facebook groups. Renée will also be attending all of the EWO live calls and supporting there as well. 

It brings me peace to know that this community has people in place, like Renee, who are excited about connecting and providing an elevated experience of this ecosystem. 

Freedom comes in many forms, you just have to be ready to receive it, and trust that you will be met with the support you need. 


See you next week. 



If you’re a lawyer, save the dates for these upcoming events…

8/4: Personal Family Lawyer Drew Bushman LIVE

2:30pm ET/11:30am PT

Tune in to hear from Drew Bushman as he shares what it’s like to escape the ‘feast or famine’ crisis many lawyers face, and to create predictable income from a law practice you love. Drew will give you his best tips that have led him to be happier at work, more fulfilled, and a better dad.

8/17: Personal Family Lawyer Ariane Sims LIVE

4:00pm ET/ 1:00pm PT

Ariane Sims will be sharing her story about rediscovering herself, diving into estate planning, and finding community. If you’ve considered leaving the law because you haven’t found a job that feels like you yet, make sure to be there LIVE with us so you can connect!

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And, if you weren’t able to be there live last week, I have a valuable replay for you:

There comes a time when you want to use paid marketing, but before you ever use paid marketing, you want to get your free marketing working. If you have free marketing working, you can later use paid marketing to scale and grow. 

This past week I hosted Personal Family Lawyers Will Stafford and Deirdre O’Connell and the information we shared will help you reach the next level. Use this link here to access the recording so you can implement free marketing strategies that will consistently attract more law practice clients.

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