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The Happy Lawyer Project is an inspirational podcast for young lawyers looking to find happiness in life with a law degree. Each episode provides the tips, advice, encouragement and inspiration you need to craft a life and career you love. Welcome to the Happy Lawyer Project!

Nov 6, 2018

Episode 101: Negin Yazdani

 

On the Power of Finding the Funny in life as a Lawyer with Negin Yazdani

 

Today’s guest is living the ultimate “double life”. Part-time corporate attorney for Virgin Orbit and part-time stand up comedian Negin Yazdani has mastered finding the funny in life. During our chat we discuss how she’s incorporated comedy into her day job, the lessons she’s learned from stand-up, and how mentorship from her general counsel have offered her opportunities she wouldn’t have had otherwise. Negin intersects the seriousness of lawyerdom and light-heartedness of comedy while keeping the same goal in mind, serving others. I’m sure you will love this light-hearted episode filled with nuggets of advice for living a truly fulfilling life.




What you’ll learn:

 

  • How Negin ended up in the law
  • The pros of working in house
  • Benefits of working at a startup
  • The ins and outs of the comedy world
  • Her future goals for her comedy
  • How to land the in-house job of your dreams
  • Why being curious can be a great thing
  • The importance of coaches and mentors



Best Advice for Finding Happiness

 

“[Stop] caring what other people think so much and [be] your true authentic self.”

 

“There will always be reasons why you dislike your job...chose to be grateful for it.”

 

“Part of happiness is giving and growing.”

 

Resources:  

  

* James Altucher podcast, https://jamesaltucher.com/category/the-james-altucher-show/

* Common Bond Student Loan, www.commonbond.co/Happylawyer

* The Landmark Forum, https://www.landmarkworldwide.com/

* Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Travis Bradberry

* You Are A Badass, Jen Sincero



Connect with Negin:

 

On Her LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neginyazdani/

On Her Instagram: www.instagram.com/negsi

 

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