[Podcast] Why trusting your brain can be detrimental to your well being

The comedian Emo Phillips once said: “I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this.”

Our brain. Our beliefs. Our belief systems. How we are programmed.

This impacts how we feel, how we act, how we view the world, how we succeed, how we perceive happiness.

Or not.

In the Love or Leave the Law Podcast, my podcast partner Adam Ouellette and I focus on how what we believe (whether we realize it or not) drives how we act, feel and view our reality as a practicing lawyer.

Beliefs can be positive and empowering, or negative and bring us down. It’s important to drill down, analyze and discern which beliefs influence us at which moments in our life, and in particular how we view our legal practice.

We shine light on our current beliefs around money and abundance (or lack thereof) and how these can stifle and limit our goals and dreams.

We dispel the myths that a lawyer’s asking for help is a sign of weakness, that “perfection” is to be aspired to at all costs and or that a lawyer’s ability to provide value beyond the legal professions is close to impossible.

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Why you haven’t left the law yet

Deciding to actually leave the law can be a watershed moment in an unhappy attorney’s life. But it also is just the first step of many.

That’s what we touch on in Episode 9 & Episode 10 of our Love or Leave the Law Podcast.

My co-host and former attorney Adam Ouellette and I begin discussing the underlying fears that serve as the main obstacles to leaving the law for an alternative, non-law career:

– The Fear of the Unknown,

– The Fear of Risk

– The Fear of Failing

– The Fear of Social Dis-approval

– The Fear of Losing Our Identity as an Attorney

If you’re deciding whether to leave the law … take a baby step – listen to the podcast. It’s free. You can watch the video, listen to the audio, or read the transcripts.

Click on the player below. Hope you enjoy! More to come!

Want to talk about leaving the law? Schedule a free time to chat with me here.

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Before you leave the law, watch this

For many of the clients I work with, leaving the law is not in question: They are so unhappy, unfulfilled, and burned out that there is no question they want to leave. We focus on moving forward to do so.

But others of us aren’t so sure. We find a lot we don’t align with in the practice of law, but there is a lot that does: We may be legal subject matter experts, or just need to refresh the types of clients we work with or need to make more money.

That’s why Adam Ouellette, a Florida licensed attorney, and fellow Leave Law Behind reader, author, and speaker and I have created the podcast called “Love or Leave the Law”. It’s a point/counterpoint format, where we discuss how to (re) love the law again … or find ways to leave it.

And the podcast is inspiring unhappy attorneys just like you to not feel so alone, and to begin to act … which is why Adam and I began the podcast in the first place. One listener wrote in recently to tell us

“Over the weekend I started checking out the videos and listened to the first session of the Love or Leave the Law podcast.

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[Podcast] Is this holding you back from leaving the law?

I think you’re going to like one of our recent podcast episodes at “Love or Leave the Law“.

As many of you know, Love or Leave the Law is a point/counterpoint format, where Adam Ouellette (a fellow Leave Law Behind reader, author and founder of www.EsquireAcademy.com) and I discuss how to (re) love the law again … or find ways to leave it.

In this recent episode, we focus on the major obstacles that we unhappy attorneys face in leaving the law.

Deciding to actually leave the law can be a watershed moment in an unhappy attorney’s life. But it also is just the first step of many. In this episode of Love or Leave the Law, Adam and I begin discussing the underlying fears that serve as the main obstacles to leaving the law: The Fear Of the Unknown, the Fear of Risk & Failure and the Fear of Social Disapproval.

I hope you enjoy.

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[Podcast] Signs you may be on your way out of the law

I think you’re going to like one of our recent podcast episodes at “Love or Leave the Law”.

As many of you know, Love or Leave the Law is a point/counterpoint format, where Adam Ouellette (a fellow Leave Law Behind reader, author and founder of www.EsquireAcademy.com) and I discuss how to (re) love the law again … or find ways to leave it.

In this recent episode, we focus on all of the signs that you may be on your way out of the law.

It can be very difficult to determine whether continuing to practice the law is right for you.

On the one hand, we may be unfulfilled, anxious and unhappy as a lawyer.

On the other hand, it’s the one job we really know and we’ve invested so much in becoming an attorney.

In this episode of Love or Leave the Law, Adam and I explore the early signs that you may be on your way out of the law, even if you don’t know it yet. We get into a deep discussion about how to recognize the onset of boredom and depression as an attorney,

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[Podcast] Why the law sucks (Part 1)

I’ve started a podcast called “Love or Leave the Law”. It’s a point/counterpoint format, where we discuss how to (re) love the law again … or find ways to leave it.

My podcast partner is Adam Ouellette, a fellow Leave Law Behind reader, author and founder of www.EsquireAcademy.com, which helps attorneys refresh and grow their legal practice and being to love the law again.

And as you can guess, I’m the guy who talks about how to leave it 🙂

In our second episode, we discuss “Why the Law Sucks?” and why it’s just not that much fun nor that lucrative to practice the law any more. We focus on the current state of the legal practice, what disruptive forces are on the horizon, why it’s harder to make money as a lawyer and what lawyers can do now to make sure their practices survive and thrive.

Hope you enjoy!

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