Throughout their life and career, lawyers read copious amounts, whether they are family lawyers, divorce lawyers or commercial lawyers etc. Lawyers not only have to read countless books to gain the necessary qualifications to work within their profession, but their daily work schedule also requires them to read legal documents, interview transcripts, case law, and new legislation as it is passed.
That they read a lot is not in question, but what we want to consider here is what other reading material family lawyers should read. In particular, we are going to suggest several books which we recommend they read, not specifically concerning family law, but more applicable to the running of their family lawyers business. Several of these ten books are business-related but there are also personal development books offering excellent guidance.
Book #1 – The Personal MBA: Master The Art Of Business By Josh Kaufman: Regarded as one of the most comprehensive business books ever written, it includes advice on marketing, business strategies, negotiation, and goal setting.
Book #2 – Like A Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You At Business School By Richard Branson: Who better to take business advice from than someone whose business exploits have made him a billionaire? In this book, which is effectively an autobiography, Richard Branson shares the secrets of his phenomenal success.
Book #3 – Getting Past No: Negotiating In Difficult Situations By William Ury: Negotiations play a huge part in every family lawyers career. In this book, you can learn how to deal with aggressive negotiators, spot deception, and how to calmly move towards a satisfactory negotiated agreement in all circumstances.
Book #4 – Crushing It: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Businesses And Influence And How You Can Too By Gary Vaynerchuk: All businesses must have an online presence, including family lawyers. This book outlines how your business can adapt to the ever-changing world of digital marketing and social media.
Book #5 – Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action By Simon Sinek: For any family lawyer who relies on a team supporting them, this is an excellent book for discovering how you can inspire your team with great leadership.
Book #6 – Virtual Freedom: How To Work With Virtual Staff To Buy More Time, Become More Productive And Build Your Dream Business By Chris Ducker: There will many tasks within your family lawyers office that can be outsourced and in this book, you will discover how it can be done effectively.
Book #7 – The 80/20 Principle: The Secret To Achieving More With Less By Richard Koch: This book will help you to focus on quality over quantity and ensure that your time and energy is applied to clients and actions that contribute the most to your business.
Book #8 – Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit Of Less By Greg McKeown: Wish your life were simpler? By reading this book you will learn how to determine what matters, what does not, and how to eliminate the latter.
Book #9 – The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results By Gary Keller: For those wishing to improve their productivity, this book explains why focused effort is the key to achieving your goals.
Book #10 – The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success And Failure By Grant Cardone: This is a motivational book that will guide you from your comfort zone to a position where you are taking massive action to produce massive results.