DuFord Law

  • The Art of Self-Reflection: finding inner peace, improving ourselves, and adapting to fu

    What is self-reflection? Oxford Dictionary defines self-reflection as “meditation or serious thought about one’s character, actions, and motives.” Self-reflection is a conscious examination of past experiences, our beliefs, and how we wish to better ourselves in the future. Self-reflection can increase productivity, happiness, and make us more accountable to shape our thoughts, understand our values, and improve our behavior. Why is self-reflection important? Psychological...
  • Never Make Excuses.

    There are few phrases in life that stick with you when you get older. The one I never forget is “Never Make Excuses!” I have a good friend/mentor who I was having a conversation with one day. We were talking about his young son and how his son was getting busier with school. My good friend is a lifetime martial artist, and his son...
  • 3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BE TAKING BREAKS AT WORK

    Will you take break after reading this? Probably not. Why? Because you have a million-other task to get accomplished before the day is over. I get it so do I but taking a break during work is essential to success. Most of us have millions of things to get accomplished throughout the day and want to get them done as soon as possible, but not...
  • NET NEUTRALITY AND WHAT YOUR PARENTS NEVER IMAGINED WAS POSSIBLE

    Let’s rewind to the late 1960s and the somewhat disputed birthdate of the Internet. I know this may be difficult for some of us to imagine for several reasons. However, there a few relevant differences that can be demonstrated by this very article. First, unless I had been published in the local paper or I had personally mailed you a copy, there is no...
  • HOW TO PRACTICE POSITIVE THINKING

    Be optimistic. Think happy feel good thoughts. Lots of happiness advice makes it sound as if you could flip a switch and fill your head with puppies and rainbows, wouldn’t that be great? It turns out that positive thinking isn’t so easy. In 2014 a study took place where people had 15 minutes to mentally entertain themselves, 40 percent chose to help pass the...
  • San Diego Business Law Attorney – why you should hire a business attorney?

    Ok, you are probably thinking, of course this business law attorney is going to tell me that I have to hire a business law attorney – does he think I was born yesterday?? But the purpose of this post is to help San Diego business owners, entrepreneurs, and startups understand the value of good legal representation.  So, if you read this post and go...
  • The Art of Opportunity

    Imagine this: It’s 1976, and you’re the CEO and founder of Atari, an extremely popular video game company that’s at the peak of its success. A guy named Steve Jobs, who used to work for you in 1970, offers you 1/3 of his new company, Apple Computers, in exchange for $50,000 of funding. You decide to turn him down, because you don’t have much...
  • Calling all Millennials

    I feel that over the past few years, the jokes about Millennials get more persistent and harsh from our elders. And although I know every older generation says things like “back in my day” or “when I was your age” it seems to me that Millennials have gotten the brunt of it for way too long.   Not only does the criticism come from...
  • The Road To Self-Love

    The word “self-love” can feel elusive. We tend to see actionable ways to love others: listening to them, helping them, appreciating them, but when it comes to ourselves, love is often just a feeling and not something we can practice. So we don’t. Most of the time, this isn’t because we don’t love ourselves it’s because we don’t know how to love ourselves in...
  • You can get to a goal in many different ways, just get there your own way

    I have lived a very interesting life, from bartender, college student, Submariner, construction worker, landscaper, business manager, hockey player, jiu-jitsu practitioner, personal trainer, nutritionist, law student, and legal clerk, to name a few. I have learned a long time ago that having a goal is what keeps me motivated, and you must always reach your goal.   Some days I think of my goals...