Why you hate being an attorney? I shot the below video to answer this burning and sensitive question you may be struggling with.
You likely have tried to answer. But I have a feeling there is a core, fundamental reason you have not yet uncovered. That’s what I reveal to you in the below video.
Click below to watch the video, or scroll down further to read the transcript.
And if you’re interested in seeing if leaving the law is for you, click here to take our free quiz. It’s easy and fun to take, and you’ll find out how far along you are in your journey towards leaving the law. And once you know your results, I’ll then follow up with some ways to translate that into smart, strategic action. Click here to take the quiz.
The Real Reason Why You Hate Being An Attorney
Okay maybe “hate the law” is a little strong for you. Maybe you’re just bored being an attorney. Or maybe you’ve had a good run as an attorney and you’re ready now for your second act. Or maybe you do hate the law. Maybe you’re just miserable and anxious as an attorney.
I’m Casey Berman founder of Leave Law Behind and I’m shooting this video from my backyard because I think a lot of us who are in the Leave Law Behind community or who are looking to leave law or just not feeling “it”, we wonder why we hate the law. We wonder why we hate being an attorney. Or why we’re bored with it. Or why it’s just not a great fit for us.
The Usual Suspects
Why we’re feeling something is left on the table. We’re feeling unfulfilled and there’s a lot of what I call are the “usual suspects”.
It’s I don’t like the people I work with.
It’s a horrible client.
It’s just the 24/7.
It’s I don’t have any time on my own.
I can’t see my family.
I haven’t gone to the gym.
I hate that I’m working more than 2,000 hours.
The real reason you hate being an attorney
You know on and on and on. And those are real reasons to not like the profession, to not like your job day in and day out. But I think there is a real core reason that we’re missing, that is often unreported and that is … you ready?: Your skills and strengths as a person, not just an attorney, your skills and strengths, what you are good at, are not the best fit for the job description of an attorney.
There’s a mismatch.
There’s a disconnect.
And let’s put it this way: Your skills and strengths are a better fit in another job that’s right the job description of an attorney is not a fit with really how you bring value, what you’re good at, what you’re confident at.
Okay, I want that to really sink in because we can talk about the “usual suspects” all we want, we can talk about, them all day, but they’re external from us. You’re never going make that schmuck of a partner into a nice guy or a nice person. It just may not happen, and if it does great but you can’t count on it. What we can control is how we react to things and how I want you to react is to understand that it’s not your fault, you haven’t done anything wrong.
What’s going on here is your skills and strengths – what you’re good at, how you bring value, how you help people, how you help the world – it’s really just not that much of a fit with the job description of an attorney.
Now you’ve been able to make it. Maybe there are parts of it that worked well for you. You’ve been able to make money. Maybe you’ve been able to fake it. Maybe you have that impostor syndrome.
But what I really want to do is to give you hope and for you to realize that it’s not your fault. I don’t want you to feel anxious. I don’t want you to feel like you’ve done something wrong. What I want you to realize is you don’t need to remain in a job that you don’t like and really you may not be that good at it.
Maybe you’re pretty good at it … maybe you’re twenty percent “good”, thirty percent “good”, fifty percent “good”, seventy percent “good”. But I want you to find a job where you’re 80 percent aligned, ninety percent aligned, ninety-nine percent aligned. It can happen.
Now here’s what I want you to do: I want you to take a small step.
If you haven’t done so already, click here to take our free quiz. it’s around “how much do you really know about leaving law” and it’s a real quick and fun way for you to really test your knowledge and to see if leaving the law is for you.
If you are ready to take that step, click here to check out our online career coaching program. It’s called “Your Path Out.” I’ve created a whole step-by-step program online self-paced with me doing monthly coaching sessions to help you every step of the way. Click here to check out our program. I think it’d be a great, great fit for you if you’re serious about leaving the law.
Now if you want to talk more about this I want to talk directly with me Casey Berman, click here to schedule a free consult call with me to talk through and see if this is a fit.
I’m Casey Berman from Leave Law Behind, I am committed to helping you leave the law and transform your life for the better.
This isn’t your fault that you’re not in total alignment with being an attorney and that’s okay. Let’s find that next job. Let’s reinvent you so you’re happy and living your ideal life.
Thanks a lot, click a link in this post and let’s take a babystep and get started.
And below is a past post about money that I think you may find enlightening and helpful :