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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 27, 2018

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Are you feeling unlike yourself? Tired from working long hours with little time for yourself? Or maybe you find yourself comparing your success to others and feeling like you aren’t doing enough. You aren't achieving enough. On today’s episode Karima Gulick and I tackle feelings of burnout and comparison-itis. New host of the Gen Y Lawyer Podcast, Karima shares her own struggle with burnout and how she overcame it. Together with Karima Gulick we find ways to manage these feelings in order to live a healthier and happier life.


What you’ll learn:

  • How she transitioned from aerospace engineering to the law
  • The importance of focusing on your own path instead of comparing to others
  • Reasons to “put on the blinders”
  • The importance of pursuing passion projects
  • Symptoms of burnout
  • How to deal with & prevent burnout
  • Karima’s new role as podcast host of Gen Y Lawyer
  • How to stay balanced while making time for yourself
  • About Karima’s practice and her future plans


Best Advice for Finding Happiness

“Comes down to taking a moment for yourself and analyzing what’s working and what’s not”


“We are all very smart we’re in a competitive have a lot of skills that are adjustable... take a moment for yourself and question where you are and if its not working out for you start brainstorming what would make you happy. ”


“Life is too short but it’s also too long to be doing something you don’t love”



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