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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!

Apr 10, 2018

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes for social media influencers? On today’s show I chat with the founders of The Presley Group, a media group focused on representing and elevating influencers of color. Jessica Johnson and Jaia Thomas chat about what it means to be an influencer, tips on how to this up and coming legal market, and then even provide general advice for entering other new areas of the law. Whether you are interested in representing clients in the social media landscape or another contemplating another new and exciting area of law, this episode is for you!

What you’ll learn:

  • How The Presley Group started
  • What it means to be an "influencer"
  • What kind of numbers you need to make money as an influencer
  • The reason for the lack of diversity among influencers
  • Tips for breaking into a new area of law
  • What daily life is like for Jessica and Jaia  
  • Advice for young lawyers starting law school
  • The importance of learning practical skills

Best Advice for Finding Happiness

“Balance is important, outside of practicing law find new things that you actually enjoy in your free time and make you happy outside of your job.” - Jaia


“Feeding you authentic self, even if your job isn’t your passion then...finding the time to really do the things that you enjoy, because it will fill you up and make you perform better at your job.” - Jessicia


“Really try to switch your perspective around and make sure that you do have that balance in your life.” - Jessica




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