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#41: What I Wish I Knew as a Young Attorney

What I wish I knew as a young attorney isn't something we're taught in law school.

Instead, it's up to us to “figure it out.”

By the time that happens, you may be burned out.

In this episode, I've condensed some of those lessons.

I highly recommend moving forward in time in this podcast to when I transitioned to Be a Better Lawyer Podcast. Below I've linked to some additional episodes to help you.

This is just the tip of the iceburg.

You can listen to this episode here:

Even if you’re not a a new attorney you’ll want to listen to this episode.

These are things that we may not pay attention to because we've been on autopilot for so long. 

This topic is linked with stress.

Stress is as the heart of a lot of the underperformance issues we see. Long nights at the office may work for while, but then the brain drain sets in.

Many attorneys believe they work well under pressure, but really it’s a habit we must undo to perform better. 

Science tells us stress is bad for our body, but it also tells us it’s bad for our mind. We’ve learned that increased stress actually negatively impacts our ability to focus on the task at hand. It interferes with our sleep, and it makes us irritable to the point where our relationships may suffer. 

Today I’m focussing on the beliefs that I wish I had when I was a young attorney. These are things that I wish I understood, and now that I do, I can take on even more assignments and manage my relationships better.


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