Let’s talk lawyer happiness. Specifically, how you can be a happy lawyer while also being successful. Because paper-only success isn’t enough. And life as a lawyer doesn’t have to include near-constant stress, anxiety and worry that might look something like this:

  • Overthinking your decisions (to the point where you give yourself more doubts than when you started).
  • Worrying you haven’t done enough (and are sure to lose a case).
  • Doubting that you know enough (or did enough) even though you have zero life.

If self-doubt, worry, stress and anxiety rules your day to day life as a lawyer, then today’s episode is for you.

Join me for an insightful discussion with guest Gary Miles (host of The Free Lawyer podcast). Gary had a long, successful (by society’s standards) career. Yet part of that “success” occurred while Gary was an active alcoholic (as a way to cope with the stress and anxiety he felt). Thankfully, Gary eventually quit drinking and continued to thrive. Today he shares his story and how to navigate life as a lawyer without all the stress, self-doubt or anxiety that’s become common among lawyers.​

You’ll learn that lawyer happiness IS possible from a true gem with many lifetimes of wisdom wrapped into one.

Here’s What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode About Lawyer Happiness:

  • How drinking exacerbated his worries and fears (and the 180 mindset transformation that occurred after he quit drinking).
  • The most important mindset shift that enabled him to let go of his irrational fear of losing cases.
  • How to not let failures define you.
  • How to use your values as a guide for decision-making you feel good about (and true lawyer happiness).
  • How to best deal with negative emotions and not let them take over (hint: don’t resist them).
  • Why you’re never stuck, and what to do if you feel that way to get unstuck quickly.

About Gary Miles

Gary Miles has been practicing law for more than four decades, primarily in litigation and, more recently, in family law. He’s been a managing partner, author, leader, and entrepreneur, and is passionate about showing people how to free themselves from the prisons that entrap them.

Through his Podcast (The Free Lawyer) and coaching, he provides practical tools to help attorneys free themselves from stress and overwhelm so they can enjoy the success and fulfillment they have always craved.

Gary lives in Pinehurst, NC, with his wife Brenda, and his two beautiful English Goldens and loves spending time with his five children and (so far) five grandchildren.

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