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Break through technology overwhelm. Build your cutting edge law firm.

Have you ever struggled with technology only to make very little progress? 

We believe the problem with technology in the legal field has very little to do with technology. It has all to do with the mindset towards technology and with lacking the right approach to simplify the complex so you can make meaningful progress.

You do NOT need to be a tech expert to build the cutting-edge practice you've always dreamed of.

The Optimize Method™ gives you clarity, increases security and provides you with an uprade to your mindset towards HOW you approach using technology. 

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The Optimize Method™ is built around 6 core areas: 

01

Optimize Your Vision

You build a custom roadmap that clarifies what your cutting-edge practice looks like. You define your biggest dangers, obstacles and strengths. You learn how your mindsets toward technology empower or hurt you and how to make progress in these areas.

02

Optimize Your Protection

You will cut through the complexity of security and make progress in the core areas, so you can all the righ boxes and sleep better at night. Backup plans that make sense are also put into place so you can be up and running as quickly as possible if disaster strikes.

03

Optimize Your Foundation

You develop a clear path to maximize the ROI on your time spent developing your technical skills. You have a newfound level of belief that you can build the cutting edge practice of your dreams. You have a tool to systematically advance your leverage of the top features in your Core Toolset.  

04

Optimize Your Core Toolset

Your core toolset is defined and prioritized. you either build up or pare down your toolset and understand the impact they can make on your productivity. You see developing your skillset on these tools in a new way.  

05

Optimize Your Leverage

You develop a clear path to maximize the ROI on your time spent developing your technical skills. You have a newfound level of belief that you can build the cutting edge practice of your dreams. You have a tool to systematically advance your leverage on the features in your Core Toolset that make the biggest impact.

06

Optimize Your Automation

You embrace the power of automation, another to being cutting-edge. You identify the low hanging fruit of opportunity and identify which tools are worth automating and how to go about it. You see the time-saving and mistake-reducing benefits this could make on your practice.

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The Optimize Method course and membeship is a division of GlobalMac IT a managed service provider based out of Twinsburg, Ohio. A leader in the legal technology and training industry, GlobalMac IT has been supporting Mac-using attorneys since 2006.  

We are driven by three core values: grow, be the hero and do the work.  

Our team of experts will work hard as we assist with certain functions of your technology needs.  

With TotalCare, our Managed Service for firms with 10 or more users, we will take over everything related to technology and guide your firm through our Proven Process™ to evaluate your current technology position, help your staff, and maximize efficiency by leveraging your Apple technology.  

Our other products and services were all based on our experience supporting Mac-using attorneys. Our goal is to provide the specific, proven resources to help you maximize you usage of technology so that you can increase your productivity.  

The GlobalMac IT Team works with attorneys using Apple computers who are frustrated with keeping their computers and mobile devices updated, running smoothly, and safe from cyber attacks. We do three things really well:  

  • We evaluate the biggest technology-related dangers, opportunities, and strengths.
  • We help growth-minded law firms use Apple technology.
  • We maximize efficiency and profitability by leveraging technology with our 3-year roadmap.  

Our clients tell us that they appreciate the peace of mind we give them, so they can stay focused on the business of running their own businesses.

Meet Tom

Tom Lambotte is the Creator of the Optimize Method and CEO of GlobalMacIT, a national Managed Service Provider providing complete end-to end legal technology services to Mac-Based law firms. They provide leadership and direction to transform law firm operations and boost profits by leveraging technology. Tom’s methods are based on over a decade of research, testing and real-world refinement of best practices, working directly with solo and small firms providing strategies and support to mproving their use of technology..  

Tom is the ABA published author of Macs in Law: the Definitive Guide for the Mac-Curious, Windows-using Attorney. His 2 other books are Legal Boost: Big Profits Through an IT Transformation and Hassle Free Mac IT Support for Law Firms. He is a highly sought after speaker at national events such as the ABA Techshow and MacTrack Legal.

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Technology Lessons from the Grill

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New Ways to Leverage Your Existing Technology

  When was the last time you increased the leverage on the technology you already have? 

Leveraging technology is about examining how you work and using technology to strealmine and automate as much of that work as possible. 

There are better ways to leverage technology and achieve more with less effort. But sometimes we put too much value on the technology itself and not enough on how we use it. 

I learned that first hand when I totally blew a meal!  

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I just bought a brand new fancy wood pellet barbeque and smoker and I was really excited to try it out. It had a 5 degree temperature range, you click the button, walk away and it preheats the temperatue and manages it the whole time. Latest tech. What could go wrong? I thought, given this fantastic new tool, I'd be able to just knock something out my first time, right? I got some short ribs and smoked them for 5 hours at 220 degrees. No problem. I just assumed that, now that I have the right tool, everything was going to be easy, right? Before, I was trying to smoke things on a regular barbeque grill and checking the temperature every few minutes, it was a non-stop endeavor. But now, with the new smoker, everything would be great.

Five Hours Later

Come dinnertime, the short ribs came out, and were awful! My ultimate test for smoked meat is when the fat turns to candy, right? So the fat did NOT turn into candy, the meat was tough, it was rough. It was not those tender, fall apart in your mouth short ribs I was expecting.

What Does a Smoker Have to Do with Technology?

So what on earth does it have to do with technology? Well, let me ask you, have you ever gotten a new tool, a new piece of technology, a new app, maybe a brand new Macbook, or something like that and you think, "I'm done, I'm there. I am now a cutting-edge law firm!" But then you quickly realize that you're not there. Just because you have the tool doesn't mean you know how to use it well. The reason why I am sharing this is that all technology, whether it is an app or a fancy Louisiana Grill wood pellet smoker, shares something in common. I got the smoker, I was excited to use it. I figured it would be easy because I had the right tool. But the meal was horrible. The meat did not come out right. I even tried smoking a whole cauliflower in there, it was bland. I didn't season it properly. Why did it come out like this? I made assumptions. I didn’t use my internal meat thermometer which I always did. Again, I thought this is high-tech, maybe I don’t need that. I am no pit master, so go easy on me. The point of the lesson: If you've ever purchased new technology and thought, "Wow, this is going to solve my problem," you may have had a similar experience. You may have realized that buying the technology was only the first step, and you still have a long way to go because you haven't yet invested the time to learn how to use and leverage it.

Has This Happened to You, but With Your Technology?

For me and the new smoker, my training and skill development will focus on learning how to use it. I am going to need to learn more about smoking and the right recipes to make my food turn out as I expect. And I’ll stick to the basics, I mean just because you drive the safest car doesn’t mean you don’t wear your seatbelt!  

I you're interested in finding new ways to better leverage the technology that you already have, go to www.optimizemethod.io/waitlist and you'll be able to sign up for for something very exciting that will be launched soon. This new course is about teaching you how to leverage your technology and get the most out of it in the least amount of time so you can build the cutting edge law practice you’ve always dreamed of.  

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About the Author

Tom Lambotte is the Creator of the Optimize Method and CEO of GlobalMacIT, a national Managed Service Provider providing complete end-to end legal technology services to Mac-Based law firms. They provide leadership and direction to transform law firm operations and boost profits by leveraging technology. Tom’s methods are based on over a decade of research, testing and real-world refinement of best practices, working directly with solo and small firms providing strategies and support to mproving their use of technology..  

Tom is the ABA published author of Macs in Law: the Definitive Guide for the Mac-Curious, Windows-using Attorney. His 2 other books are Legal Boost: Big Profits Through an IT Transformation and Hassle Free Mac IT Support for Law Firms. He is a highly sought after speaker at national events such as the ABA Techshow and MacTrack Legal.

Paralyzing Plates and Technology

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I had a recent discussion with Neil Tyra, host of the Law Entrepreneur Podcast. I highly recommend checking it out if you want great discussion on the growing the business side of your solo or small practice. 

He gave a new term to add to my vocabulary: technology paralysis.  

We've all heard about analysis paralysis, right? And the idea behind that term is you think, and you think, and you think yourself into inaction, and you aren't really doing anything.  

So, technology paralysis is what happens when you have so many options to choose with technology and so many features and things you can do that you end up just getting stuck.

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Spinning Plates

So, where do the plates come in? I think running a law practice is very much like the old circus act of spinning plates. You get the stick, and you spin the plates. 

So the plates represent all the different roles you are in charge of. You've got client work, HR, financial, technology, email accounts to set up, and the list goes on and on.  

So, you are spinning all these plates and just doing whaevert you can to get through the day without dropping anything. But, if you take too much time away from paying attention to one of the plates, it stops spinning and falls to the floor and breaks.

Spinning Technology

When it comes to implementing technology within a law practice, this is how a lot of people go about it. 

You are spinning all of these plates, and then suddenly, there is a pain point

For instance, maybe process of scanning documents is taking too long. You decide to buy a new one. You do the research, decide to but a Fujitsu Scansnap because it is the latest and greatest and then you go back to you other work - spinning those plates. 

It gets delivered, you unpack it, plug it in, turn it on, do a basic setup, and get back to those other plates before one falls.

Here it Comes: Technology Paralysis

And at the moment, everything is fine. The problem is that you tell yourself that you will come back to that scanner later and learn how to set it up correctly and create workflows so that the scanner can help everyone work more efficiently. 

But, when you finally do come back, it hits. Technology paralysis. There are so many features to choose from. So many options, so many videos to watch on the topic, even more articles, even a knowledge base for this specific scanner. 

There are nearly unlimited options for how to use this device to increase productivity. And so you chose to do nothing and just let it ride with the basic, default settings as you already had done and get back to those plates.  

This is what happens, whether it's a piece of software that you are implementing within your practice or a simple little plug-in like text expander, that can be super helpful. 

If all you ever do is spin the plate the first time and roll out the new piece of software but never dig into the features, you're missing out on 80% of the value that you could benefit from.

You Need a Method

What you need is a specific mthod - a tool. A specific process to take inventory of the technology you've got access to:  

  • All your hardware: computers, printers, copiers  
  • All your software: built-in software on your Mac or PC plus legal-specific titles  


Then you need an approach to go through that inventory, prioritize what needs to be done and get a plan to implement it. That is how you can break through this technology paralysis. 

Because, as long as you are stuck there, the dormant potential of your technology will never be tapped into.

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If you can realte with the spinning plates, I invite you to sign up for our updates. My mission is help solo and small firm attorneys overcome the technology struggle to help them get more of what they want: freedom - to do what you want, with whom you want, when you want.

Tom Lambotte

About the Author

Tom Lambotte is the Creator of the Optimize Method and CEO of GlobalMacIT, a national Managed Service Provider providing complete end-to end legal technology services to Mac-Based law firms. They provide leadership and direction to transform law firm operations and boost profits by leveraging technology. Tom’s methods are based on over a decade of research, testing and real-world refinement of best practices, working directly with solo and small firms providing strategies and support to mproving their use of technology..  

Tom is the ABA published author of Macs in Law: the Definitive Guide for the Mac-Curious, Windows-using Attorney. His 2 other books are Legal Boost: Big Profits Through an IT Transformation and Hassle Free Mac IT Support for Law Firms. He is a highly sought after speaker at national events such as the ABA Techshow and MacTrack Legal.

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How to Build a Cutting Edge Law Practice

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What does it take to create a cutting edge law practice? 

Over the past decade, through speaking with hundreds of managing partners, office managers, and solo attorneys, I have found most attorneys have a desire to create a cutting edge practice, lack a plan. WIthout defining what that looks like, how can you ever get there?

Most attorneys put far more planning into their vacation than how to use technology in their law practice. It is easy to say, "I want a cutting edge law practice," but what does it take to create that? The best part is creating this is more attainable than you would think. It is in reach for all attorneys, not only the younger, or more 'tech-savvy' ones.

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Picking Your Destination

The reason I brought up vacation planning is that, no matter how little or much planning you do for a vacation, yo can't plan until you ave the destination. It is impossible to ln specifics until you decide where you are going. Once you know the destination, you can choose lodgings, restaurants, activities and so on. It is challenging to even begin to think about those things until you decide where you are going. 

No Destination = No Direction

It is precisely the same thing when dreaming and visioning about your cutting-edge law practice. You may have the dream and desire, but if you don't know the destination, a specific picture of what it will look like, you cannot take steps to creating it. Instead, you get stuck in "technology paralysis." This is the tech version of analysys paralysis.

The endless options become paralyzing. With all of these options, when you actually have the time and energy to invest in improving your use of technology, you get stuck. You stop because you don't know your final destination and you can't make a specific decision, which would you filter through the options available to you.

Crystalizing the Vision

Without clarity, you are stuck. You may have the resources to make your practice cutting edge, but you don't know where to invest. 

Here is what I want to do. I'm going to give you a question to crystallize your vision. I want to ask you a question that will help you define precisely what having a cutting edge law practice looks like to you. Until it's specific, it's not going to happen. 

And if you don't take the time to clearly define what the end result looks like to you, you will be stuck. A year from now, at best, you'd have moved needle a teeny bit. But I think you are reading this beacause you are ready for REAL progress and change. 

The Question

So here's the question. Write it down. Don't just copy and paste. 

Find a piece of paper and write it down. 

It's a very powerful question I learned from Dan Sullivan, the founder of "Strategic Coach." I've used this question hundreds of times with prospective clients. I ask it to anyone that I'm considering of entering into a long term relationship with. We ask all of our clients this question once a year. I've asked this question to my wife, my mother in law, to every single team member. It plays a role in my upcoming course, titled "The Optimized Method," which will arm attorneys with a weapon to disarm the prevalent technology paralysis.

Here It Is

If you and I were sitting here three years from today, looking back over that time, what has to happen in your life personally and professionally so that you can say your law firm is cutting-edge?

Okay so write that down. It's short and sweet but don't let the simplicity of the question reduce the value of it in your mind. The value can only be realized when the proper time is taken to put pen to paper. If you can't do it NOW, block off a time on you calendar. Don't wait any longer than that. Take five minutes, ten minutes, however long it takes. Get all your ideas and thoughts out of your head.

Here is again:

If you and I were sitting here three years from today, looking back over that time, what has to happen in your life personally and professionally so that you can say your law firm is cutting-edge?

Your Answer

Your answer is going to crystallize your vision of that specific destination – what your cutting-edge law practice will look like to you. If you like this idea, this kind of thinking about technology, about how you can leverage it in your law practice, click the big button here and I'll send you a diagram outlining the 6 Core steps you need to work through to embrace technology - regardless of your current skill level or state of technology adoption in your practice.

The Optimize Method™ Diagram outlines how attorneys can simplify their use of technology, and increase the implementation of it to make real progress with a minimal amount of time investment.

If you want to create a cutting-edge law firm, you have to define precisely what that looks like. So, take a few minutes to answer the question above. I would love to hear feedback on what you thought of the exercise and what you learned. Feel free to share in the comments below.  

Tom Lambotte

About the Author

Tom Lambotte is the Creator of the Optimize Method and CEO of GlobalMacIT, a national Managed Service Provider providing complete end-to end legal technology services to Mac-Based law firms. They provide leadership and direction to transform law firm operations and boost profits by leveraging technology. Tom’s methods are based on over a decade of research, testing and real-world refinement of best practices, working directly with solo and small firms providing strategies and support to mproving their use of technology..  

Tom is the ABA published author of Macs in Law: the Definitive Guide for the Mac-Curious, Windows-using Attorney. His 2 other books are Legal Boost: Big Profits Through an IT Transformation and Hassle Free Mac IT Support for Law Firms. He is a highly sought after speaker at national events such as the ABA Techshow and MacTrack Legal.

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