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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!

Oct 10, 2017

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Have you ever passed up on an opportunity because you felt you weren’t quite “ready”? After today’s episode you’ll have a new sense of what ready really means and a new outlook on confidence and courage. I chat with impact strategist, Avery Blank, about getting comfortable with the uncomfortable. Avery’s inspirational and creative outlook will leave you better equipped to take on challenges and help you be more authentic each and every day. 


What you’ll learn:

  • The difference between confidence and courage
  • What it takes to cultivate both confidence and courage
  • What “ready” really means in regards to a new job opportunity
  • About the confidence versus competence dichotomy
  • How to tackle the opportunities you want most even when you aren’t ready
  • Why being uncomfortable is the new comfortable
  • Tips for recovering from failure
  • How vulnerability can work to your advantage
  • How you can be authentic in your workplace


Best Advice for Finding Happiness:

“Happy lawyers are those that don’t let others define the term 'lawyer' for them”



* Felix Gray Glasses,   

* Katty Kay & Claire Shipman, The Confidence Code

* Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In

* Amy Cuddy, Ted Talk

* The Skimm,


Connect with Avery:

On Her Website:

On LinkedIn:

On Twitter @BlankAvery:

At Forbes:

At Her Speaking Engagement in October:


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