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Lawyers and Stress: A Double Edged Sword

a lawyer in a suit sitting holding an open, burning newspaper in his handsAs 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.

In fact, I used stress and anxiety to motivate my studying in law school, which led to me graduating first in my law school class. Then I used stress and anxiety around money to drive me to build a million dollar law practice.

In some ways, you can say that my stress and anxiety paid off.

Yours probably has too. You’ve gotten through law school, passed the bar, and you might even have built a modicum of success in your life and law practice.

I say ‘a modicum of success’ because no matter how well you are doing in your law practice or working at a great law firm – if you are handling stress and anxiety as I did, it will not be sustainable.

Several years back, it became clear to me that if I didn’t learn a new way to motivate myself and handle my stress and anxiety, I would get sick.

The challenge for me was that traditional methods of dealing with stress and anxiety just weren’t a fit for me.

Maybe you feel that way too.

headphones and laptop with a little blackboard that says "you've got this"

Don’t fool yourself into believing that the way we’ve been taught to handle stress isn’t impacting your life and law practice. It is. You could even be on your way to an unavoidable health crisis if you do not choose to make a shift now.

Want to finally learn how to reduce stress from lawyers who have been there?

Listen to episode #5 of the Ultimate Attorney Podcast, where my co-host Draye Redfern and I will reveal:

  • The shocking, or not so shocking statistic about anxiety and stress for lawyers
  • Five easy methods to productively handle stress and anxiety
  • A quick shortcut to reactivating the happy centers in your brain
  • How to “flip and reverse” your stress so that you’ll love going into the office every morning
  • A perspective shift that will quickly help you feel lighter, happier, and enjoy life more

Listen to the new episode right here.

To a life and law practice you love,

About the Contributor
Alexis Neely
Alexis Neely is a bestselling author and has been a frequent guest on numerous network talk shows and news broadcasts. After graduating first in her law school class from Georgetown Law, Alexis clerked for Senior Judge Peter T. Fay on the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and then began her career at the #1 AmLaw rated firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson. She went on to build her own law practice into a million dollar a year revenue generator within just three years by creating a revolutionary New Law Business Model you’ll hear about on the call. She is a leading expert on teaching lawyers how to attract more clients, engage those clients at higher fees,* and to serve those clients using this completely different law business model. Lawyers using Alexis’ systems report far more happiness, bigger bank accounts, and that they love being lawyers again.

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