Here’s my secret confession: For most of my life, I felt completely outcast and not wanted by just about everyone. I simply did not feel as if I knew how to fit in – and that felt nearly debilitating. You might be surprised to hear that about me because I probably seem totally different now. And, I am. Today, so many people want to work with me, work for me, date me… even my teenage kids like me! This radical shift has brought about incredible benefits externally, but most importantly it’s changed the way I feel about myself internally. I … Continue reading
As lawyers, we’ve been taught to handle stress and anxiety in ways that are hurting us, our families, and our clients. As crazy as it may seem, we may even think we need stress and anxiety to motivate us. And, if you feel this way, you are absolutely not alone.
What was the superpower you always wanted as a kid? I always wanted to be able to fly. But now that I’m a little older and wiser, I’ve honed my very own real-life superpower: Bending time. Yep, that’s right. I’ve figured out how to not only be amazingly productive with my time, I’ve managed to sustain a balanced schedule and life with all the free time I desire to enjoy doing the things I love. And I can tell you from experience: having this superpower is a major key to happiness.
As lawyers, most of us have been moved by the injustice of the world to study the realm of ideas, opinion, and arguments. We’ve read thousands of pages and talked until we turned blue in the face. We have gobs of words at our disposal and have learned how to use them to cut through crap and argue a point of view with enthusiasm—to destroy the other side’s arguments. More than any profession, the law breeds professionals with a whole lot to say. What learning the law does not teach us is that silence can be as important as using … Continue reading
We’ve seen some comments on various media streams lately that imply (or directly state) that… Being a lawyer requires a resignation to working too hard for too little money. Being “happy” isn’t part of the deal. Like, ever. Of course, if you know anything about us, we not only don’t believe that, we actively work against it. We believe you should not only love being a lawyer, but that you can. Of course that means different things to different people, so let’s just combine all those elements under that one loaded word: happy. In this article, you’ll see statistical evidence … Continue reading