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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 1, 2016

I am super excited to introduce today's guest Annette Stepanian. Annette landed a coveted position at her dream big law firm out of law school, but after years of practice, she felt unsatisfied and unfulfilled. (Sound familiar?)


Today she runs her own business as an attorney to small business owners. On the show, we'll  chat about how she walked away from her Big Law job, her time in the jewelry business, her struggles as an entrepreneur and the advice she has for lawyers looking to blaze their own path.


What you'll learn:

  • How law school can be isolating and does not prepare you for the collaborative practice of law
  • How a six-figure salary was not enough motivation to stay in Big Law
  • How to know when to execute and other thoughts on risk taking as an attorney
  • How to find the intersection between the law and your interests



Gay Hendricks-The Big Leap: Conquer your hidden fears and Take your life to next level by (

Greg McKeown- Essentialism (

Mike Michalowicz - The Pumpkin Plan (

Brian P. Moran, Michael Lennington -The 12 Week Year (

Steven Pressfield- The War of Art: Break Through The Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles (

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