3 Steps to Help You Achieve Success

It’s New Year’s Resolution Time!

This year, I decided to put one of my resolutions out there and make myself accountable. Big step outside my comfort zone.
My law blog here sets out how you can achieve your goals by breaking it down into 3 steps: Decide, Commit, and Savor.

So here it goes:

Step 1: Decide on a goal.
My Goal: clean out my freakin’ garage!! It’s disgusting. Truly. I found a dead, leathery rat-frog creature in there the other day….

Step 2: Commit to a plan.
Hmmm… well, I’ll break it down.
What will I need to achieve this dream of mine? First, time. I’ve done a clean out before, so I estimate it will take about 2 days, or 15 hours with breaks. Second, supplies. I will need boxes, bins, and bags, labeled “trash”, “recycle”, “keep”, and “donate”. Oh, and I’ll have to stash my little ones somewhere so that they aren’t distracting me. Lastly, enlist help.
What do I need to do to make each of those steps happen? 1) Set aside time on my calendar. Seriously. It’s a date. Me and my garage…and the dead rat-frog…we got a hot date. 2) I’ll pull the trash and recycle bins over to the garage. I’ve got a bunch of boxes at the office because I just shredded a ton of files (no – I’m not pulling an Enron…2016 was about clearing out stuff in the office…). 3) Uh, “Hi, Mom. Guess what! You get to have some extra grandma time this weekend!! I’ll be sure to pump them full of lollipops and rainbows for you.” 4) Where is that husband of mine? I think he’s got some unused vacation time…

Step 3: Savor success.
Okay, so I’ll have to wait on that one…


I’m putting it on my calendar now – February 11 and February 18! And you can hold me accountable! Feel free to check in with me in March and ask me how it went!

So what’s your resolution? Make a commitment to do it! What will it take to make it happen?!

Why would we choose to represent CDO’s instead of other types of divorce clients?

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The answer starts with family.  As a child, my mother gave up her career to raise a family, yet she was the CEO, CFO, and COO of our home – in short, she was “the boss”.  My father, who was an executive outside the home, understood that, and he would refer most tough questions to her, telling us, “ask my CEO”.

Now, I am a wife and mother myself. Although I choose to work outside the home, I have worked (and still do) within the home as well. I am fully aware of all that a CDO does and how underappreciated and undervalued you are. I believe that one of my missions in life is to be a voice for these individuals.

Traditionally, many law firms focus on bringing in clients who they are confident can pay their bills – the doctors, dentists, lawyers, executives, CEO’s, CFO’s, etc. I did that, too, and still do to some extent. But I noticed that it was frequently the wives, particularly the wives who stayed at home, who suffered the most during and after the divorce process. They were often left with few resources and no roadmap to guide them into the next chapter of their lives.  I knew I could do more to help them.

Our Chief Domestic OfficerTM services are different from the way most other law firms practice today.  We identify goals, inform clients about their options, and attempt to resolve legal matters in a collaborative manner, when possible, but stand ready to litigate and fight when needed.  Our approach to divorce minimizes the stress on our clients, the damage to the family relationships and finances, while enhancing the client experience.

Our process is a win-win for everyone. Clients not only get through the divorce with confidence, but they can plan a brighter future and thrive in life after divorce.  And for us, we find comfort in knowing that we are helping an underserved and underappreciated community of people.

We help Chief Domestic Officers negotiate their divorce exit strategy with confidence.

Contact us today to get started!


The Chief Domestic Officer is a blog created by Alexandra Geczi PLLC | Family Law to enhance the lives of chief domestic officers (a/k/a the household executive, domestic goddess, stay at home parent, and multi-tasker extraordinaire).

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