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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 7, 2017

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Raise your hand if you're a fan of craft beer! Well, you are in luck. On today's show I chat with Greg McCarthy, attorney and owner of Legal Draft Beer Co, about his journey in the law, what it takes to start a brick and mortar business, and how Greg finished writing his book. Greg shares practical advice for those wanting to dive into the world of entrepreneurship and has a practical approach to finding happiness in life with a law degree.


What you’ll learn:

  • Greg’s journey as a lawyer through multiple transitions
  • What the process of writing a book looks like
  • What it takes to start a taproom and brewery 
  • The difference between financial responsibilities in owning a service-based business and product-based business
  • How to build a team in an industry in which you aren’t an expert
  • Things to consider before taking the entrepreneurial leap
  • How Legal Draft Beer Co. came to be
  • What’s next for Legal Draft Beer Co.


Best Advice for Finding Happiness:

“Difference is unhappy lawyers are the ones that think law degrees must be used in a traditional way, lawyers who are happiest are those folks who realize a law degree is a powerful tool that can help you to find happiness in your life.”



* Felix Gray Glasses,   

* National Novel Writing Month, National Novel Writing Month

* The Price of Life, Greg McCarthy

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