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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!

Feb 20, 2018

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On today’s episode I get to chat with another amazing multi-passionate attorney, Arinze Onugha. Arinze is a practicing attorney, entrepreneur, real estate investor and in his free time he's a loving dad and performs as a modern hip hop artist. Arinze shares his journey within and outside of the law, ways he kept on track through it all, and how he stays centered while juggling his many passions. If you ever had doubts on whether pursuing the law would hold you back from your passion listen up and have no fear!


What you’ll learn:

  • Why Arinze chose to leave BigLaw
  • How Arinze set benchmarks to achieve his goals
  • Why Arinze chose restaurants as his “side hustle”
  • Why Arinze remains in the law
  • Tools to making big decisions
  • Prioritizing based on the season of your life  
  • How Arinze stays centered
  • The power of your mentality and your level of gratitude


Best Advice for Finding Happiness

“The difference is the lawyers who are happy are the lawyers that take control of their lives”


“Take control of your life and really think about what is going to make you happy.”


“Take a moment and ask yourself, what would make me happier and do not let any partner or any career track push you into unhappiness. Take control of it seize it and fight for it because the only person who is going to know if you are happy or not is you.”




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