Although there is no “silver bullet” template, I can point you to the three elements of résumé writing that every attorney needs to know.
The first time I stumbled across my life coach’s website and saw her latest program on career change I remember thinking:
Why the hell would I change careers? I want to be a lawyer.
Fast forward a few years to me enrolling in her year-long mastermind to make sure I was able to quit practicing law by the time my firstborn arrived.
A prestigious, high-paying career. Fulfilling marriage. Happy kidlets. The physique of a 20-something despite the effects of pregnancy, a sedentary job and aging. I believed these were totally doable.
As for getting enough sleep, downtime to recharge, outings with gal pals, time and money for vacations, sick days, household upkeep, pet care and enjoying some GD peace and quiet once in a while?
Naive younger-me took all of these for granted. Present day-me could’ve killed for them.
I don’t love setting new year’s resolutions.
It’s tough enough for me to set personal and professional goals without all the pressure of “designing my perfect year” or “getting it right for the new year”.
That’s not to say I don’t set annual goals. I do. I even set them in December with the intention of starting fresh in January. (I know, so cliche.)
Oh, don’t act so shocked. You know it’s true.
Even if you’re an exceptionally sensitive lawyer, you’re still stuck dealing with other lawyers. And you’re not exactly a fan of being cut off, condescended to and treated as though your time isn’t as important as theirs.
So how would you feel about paying someone hundreds of dollars an hour to treat you the same way? All while trusting that person to solve one of the biggest problems you’ve ever had.