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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!

Sep 26, 2017

Self-proclaimed owner of the smallest firm with the most satisfied clients, Gabrielle Sellei is an enthusiastic example of what someone sounds like who truly finds joy in their life and work. On today’s episode we chat about the importance of doing things your way and creating your own path to happiness. Gabrielle spent a number of years working in Big Law until decided it was time to transition into her next role. With her law degree, experience, and entrepreneurial spirit, Gabrielle created the position that is much better suited for her life, strengths and interests. 


What you’ll learn:

  • The right way to market yourself
  • How to get through biting off more than you can chew
  • The benefits of figuring out your ideal client
  • The importance of grace when you let yourself down
  • The reason to make decisions based on what you want out of life rather than what you think is “right”
  • The reality of practicing entertainment law (spoiler: it's not all opening nights and back stage passes)


Best Advice for Finding Happiness:


“Don’t ever make a career decision on default.”

“You gotta love this stuff, the actual substance of what we do, because it’s hard and demanding.”

“If you do love it you’ll overlook a lot to do this.”



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