Many of us are aware of the 10,000 hour rule which Malcom Gladwell pointed out to the world in his book The Tipping Point.

Don’t know what I am talking about?

Well here is a quote apparently about the difference between good and great musicians which I found in my inbox from Brian Johnson of Philosophers’ note a few days ago which will help.

“The striking thing about Ericsson’s study is that he and his colleagues couldn’t find any ‘naturals,’ musicians who floated effortlessly to the top while practicing a fraction of the time their peers did. Nor could they find any ‘grinds,’ people who worked harder than everyone else, yet just didn’t have what it takes to break the top ranks. Their research suggests that once a musician has enough ability to get into a top music school, the thing that distinguishes one performer from another is how hard he or she works. That’s it. And what’s more, the people at the very top don’t work just harder or even much harder than everyone else. They work much, much harder. The idea that excellence at a complex task requires a critical minimum level of practice surfaces again and again in studies of excellence. In fact, researchers have settled on what they believe is the magic number for true expertise: ten thousand hours.” [Emphasis added.]

Malcolm Gladwell
from Outliers

Well folks, as someone who has concentrated my practice exclusively on Real Estate Boundary Dispute matters for the last 8 years, I’ve put in a few hours.

So, though I may not know shinola about a lot of other areas of the law … I probably know this area better than you know the color of your spouse’s eyes!

Yes, I have seen a lot.

Though always game for to swap some new ideas with someone that also knows about this area of law in a robust exchange, the one thing I just can not abide are opposing counsel who help their clients cross the Rubicon – i.e. get beyond the point of no return – when their clients have neither the merits nor the intestinal fortitude to see the matter to its end point.

Notably, this is a litmus test that I put my own clients through. As I see it, that’s simply proper client management.

Not incidentally, it is also why I charge $750 for an initial office consultation. Likely the highest value that my clients pay to me … especially if they really don’t have what it takes to take it all the way. Perhaps I’ll expound on that point further in depth another day.

For now though, I want to return to the lawyer that has been approached by a client and is moving through the motions to sign them up … but doesn’t know this area of law and their client’s case is nonsense. 

In those situations, it’s simply the best course for me to help you beat the smack out of your neighbors early, often, and unrelentingly until they realize this is one pissing match that isn’t going to get negotiated out in a “fair manner” after a period of long negotiation, litigation preparation and its follow through, or both.

Now how is this in your neighbor’s best interest?

Because now they don’t have to continue to pay their useless attorney any more to do “research” on something for which they aren’t possibly going to get results!

Of course taking your neighbor out quickly means that I can be released from your services early too … which is a very good thing.

So, do you want to find out if you can make a mash of your neighbor or whether the opposite will occur to you?

To get a free triage of your case before your neighbor does, please take a moment to connect by answering the questions to this initial assessment [HERE].