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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!

Mar 6, 2018

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On today’s extra special show, I have Elizabeth Willard Thames on (aka Mrs. Frugalwoods). Liz and I chat about how she and her husband achieved financial freedom and left the normal 9-5 behind for greener pastures.  I hope you take away as much as I did from this thought-provoking and inspirational conversation.


Head over to to learn how you can win a FREE copy of her book!


What you’ll learn:

  • Liz’s journey to financial freedom
  • The power of defining “financial freedom”
  • The importance of figuring out your life goals
  • How she decided to make a drastic life change
  • Reasons to let go of societal “shoulds” 
  • What motivated her to let go and take risks
  • How to find the time for your passions
  • What it means to homestead 
  • The Frugalwoods' different streams of revenue
  • The importance of being strategic and decisive when making long-term decisions
  • Smart house buying tips
  • The importance of acknowledging your own privilege


Best Advice for Finding Happiness

“Knowing yourself, knowing what you excel at, and understanding where you can have the most impact on the world.”


“Where your greatest gift meets the world's’ greatest need is where you can find the most happiness”


“Happiness is much more about fulfillment than glee or pleasure in the moment.”



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* Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living, If you pre-order, or order, her book by March 13, 2018, and send her a proof of your purchase, Liz will mail you a signed bookplate!


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