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Tuesday, March 17 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lessons in Life: Work Learned Living in My Office

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Work and life are intimately intertwined in the 21st century. Embracing the consistent flow of tasks and obligations within your professional and personal life is a first step toward balance. Creating effective life hacks that allow your life and work to meld seamlessly so that work isn't the dominating feature is key to maintaining sanity. Mobility means a 24 hour workday, and growth requires an acute attention to cash flow. Chris Smith expanded his law office from a laptop out of a coffee shop to a multi state firm with multiple employees in Oklahoma City and Dallas. To do so he rented out his house and lived out of his office in Oklahoma City to elevate overhead. What came of the experience was a lesson in personal development and discovery of personal capacity that he didn't know he had, and the elimination of the unnecessary in his life.

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Chris Smith

Dir/Producer, Blue Mark Productions
Chris Smith has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyer Magazine, and has been featured on television and print media for his commentary on issues impacting the legal profession. He has been the managing attorney at The Smith Firm, PLC, a multi state law practice with... Read More →

Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
JW Marriott Room 407

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