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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!

May 23, 2019

I’m back! If you are following me on Instagram I’m sure you saw my adventure in Ecuador i f not, head over to to see what I’ve been up to! Before we get to the show, here are a few housekeeping points.


First of, thank you to everyone who supported the kickstarter! We can’t wait to get the books out into the world, more updates to come so stay tuned! If you have any questions about the kickstarter, self-publishing a book, or anything else related to Fin Kid Lit please feel free to reach out!


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Now, onto the show. This week I have a short but informative conversation with non-lawyer Steve Schwartz of the LSAT Blog. Did those LSAT PTSD feelings creep up? Don’t worry. I was recently on Steve’s podcast and realized he has a wealth of tips and tricks on overcoming obstacles to your dreams as well as wisdom on the focus it takes to master your skill. Listen along to Steve’s personal struggle through the LSAT, how he cracked the LSAT code, and why he chose to forgo his dream of being a lawyer and stay right where he was. Enjoy!


What you’ll learn:


  • Steve’s journey towards the law
  • Tips to crack the LSAT code
  • The development of LSAT Blog
  • How to monetize your blog
  • The importance of perseverance through failure
  • Ways to build your business ideas
  • What’s next for LSAT Blog




  1. How do you deal with the fear of failure or disappointment?
  2. How do you prioritize your own happiness?
  3. What is a mindset shift that transformed your life?
  4. Name a book that has inspired your journey.
  5. What do you think separates lawyers who are happy to lawyers who struggle to find happiness in life with a law degree?


Fan Question: From Mike on Instagram: “Should I take my struggle with the LSAT as a sign that I shouldn’t be a lawyer?”


Best Advice for Finding Happiness


“The lawyers who are less happy are those who overwork.”


“Achieving a work life balance may lead to more happiness overall.”


“Decide what is ultimately most important to you.”





Connect with Steve:


On His Blog:

On The LSAT Unplugged:

On LinkedIn:


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