The Joyful Lawyer
Offering practical and spiritual guidance to help attorneys find joy, possibility and balance at work and home.
Work to create space for joy and balance in your career
HomeFind time for family, home life, and relationships in order for you to become your best self
Professional GoalsGet motivated to pursue those big life changes and fulfill long time dreams
Personal GrowthRecognize your potential for personal achievement, development, and continued learning at any stage
We all know how difficult change is.
Most of us would rather stay right where we are, no matter how miserable, than make a move that would improve our quality of life, our happiness, our relationships. Why is this so difficult? It’s comfortable—we would rather deal with what’s familiar than try to manage something new.
I think we’ve forgotten that we are all here for a purpose—we’ve lost track of this in the mire and muck of what we do every day, and the routine of our days has numbed our minds. Do you remember why you wanted to be a lawyer? Think back to when you first decided that law was going to be your profession; think about when you first applied to law school. What was the driving force behind this decision? Was there excitement around this choice? Was it financially motivated? Was it based on the prestige of the position and the title? Was it based on helping and serving others? Did you see yourself as a force to do good? Do you still?
What does your work mean to you today? Now that you are practicing, and know what it means to be an attorney on a day to day basis, would you do it again? Did you make the right choice? Are you fulfilling your purpose in life? Do you wake up with joy every day, challenged and excited to face the day?
These are tough questions, and I hope that you answered in a positive way to most of them. If not, let’s explore how to reverse those negative answers. I provide experience-based coaching services for lawyers, helping you to achieve joy in your life every day. Having real joy is a practice, and I can provide you with experience-based coaching and the tools you need to reach and maintain this goal.
We can do it – together!
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“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds, your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world.”
–Attributed to Pantanjali, yogic sage and author
We’ve all experienced what is called that “sweet spot”: when time stands still, when we love what we’re doing so much that it’s not work anymore, when we feel at peace and are one with our project or activity.
Some believe that the “sweet spot” only exists for creative types, like artists and musicians, and that those with more traditional careers could not possibly be happy enough or enjoy our work enough, to ever find that joy.
But for those of you who relish your career as a lawyer, you know that this is possible, and for some of you even luckier ones, you know that it can happen on a regular basis. You love what you’re doing, the clients you’re helping, and everything falls into place.
But what about the rest of us? How do we proceed? We need to find what will bring us to that happy place. It might be law—it might not. It might be a different type of law specialty that would make it happen. Or maybe we need a different law firm. Or maybe we need to go solo. Or work less hours.read more