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  • The Power of Presence | Sacramento, CA Estate & Trust Attorney

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    Woody Allen says, "Showing up is 80 percent of life." He also said that once you start your project, “you are half way towards something good happening.” Now I can’t say that I view Woody Allen as an exemplar of great wisdom, but he really has a good point when it comes to showing up. I think that my mother actually taught me this lesson at a young age.

    In forty years of practicing law, I’ve had to show up at a lot of events, hearings, and meetings. I’ve traveled the country – appeared in court in eleven different states and personally met with associated lawyers in four foreign countries on their home turf. At one time, we had clients in thirty-one states and I visited all of those states. I knew that showing up is 80% of success, even before Wood Allen took credit for it.

    Showing up is really about the power of presence. There is nothing like being able to look another person in the eye – even if the person is an adversary. Meeting in person allows us to take measure of each other, and more often than not, it makes further communication easier...

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