“The problem is, people can be very successful and then they get to my stage of my life and you look up and you say, “Is that all there is?””

On this week’s episode Maria talks with attorney, founder of Parris Law Firm and 16 year mayor of Lancastor, R. Rex Parris. They discuss what it’s like working with family, how social media impacts elections, a few of Rex’s favorite books and the unusual way he found an executive coach. 


04:26 Childhood trauma

23:09 Social media’s impact on politics

29:53 The smartest person in the room

Guest R. Rex Parris (@mayorrrex.parris on Instagram)and his wife, Carrol, founded the Parris Law Firm in 1985. In that time Rex has obtained dozens of seven-, eight- and nine-figure verdicts and settlements. He has also served as the mayor of Lancaster since 2008. During his initial terms as Mayor, Rex spearheaded the restoration of Lancaster, resulting in an 84% reduction in gang violence and a 37% decrease in serious crime. Lancaster also became the first city in the world to achieve “net zero” status.

You can get in touch with Rex at https://parris.com

Host Maria Monroy (@marialawrank on Instagram) is the Co-founder and President of LawRank, a leading SEO company for law firms since 2013. She has a knack for breaking down complex topics to make them more easily accessible and started Tip the Scales to share her knowledge with listeners like you.

Podcast Mentions

Book: The Anxious Generation – Jonathan Haidt

Book: Fates and Furies – Lauren Groff

Book: The Illusion of Conscious Will – Daniel M. Wegner

Book: Determined: A Science of Life without Free Will – Robert M. Sapolsky

Book: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – Carol S. Dweck


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