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Have you ever been caught in the attorney’s paradox, where success in the courtroom equals a life sentence of burnout?

On this episode of Great Practice, Great Life, Victor Medina and Mark Metzger join Steve to dissect the relentless grind that traps so many in the legal profession and the power of a shift in perspective. They lay bare the tenets of personal happiness and professional success, weaving through stories of gratitude, the strength found in relationships, and the question of “why” that makes any “how” seem inconsequential.

Navigating the legal labyrinth is about understanding the law and recognizing when to leverage and delegate to reclaim our personal lives. This episode is a reflective session where we confront the psychological fortresses safeguarding the status quo. We tackle the allure of financial success, the burnout it can bring, and how business savvy—like leveraging your team—can revolutionize both your practice and your life.

Taking leaps of faith in the courtroom is one thing, but applying that same courage to life decisions is a different game. In this conversation, we face the fears and risks head-on, sharing personal anecdotes illustrating the bravery required for growth.

The journey to a fulfilling life and career is riddled with tough decisions, especially when personal relationships weigh on professional contentment. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Uncovering how lawyers can break free from the cycle of burnout and redefine personal and professional success
  • The importance of identifying a personal “why” to drive change and combat the grind of legal practice
  • Lawyers’ reluctance to delegate and leverage their teams and its consequences
  • The role of fear in preventing lawyers from applying their knowledge and taking risks for growth
  • The difference between contemplating a better future and taking action to achieve it
  • Tough decisions and their impact on lawyers’ personal lives
  • The struggle with long hours at work versus confronting unhappy home relationships
  • Creating space for growth and overcoming fear to unlock potential
  • A tribute to the late Mark Powers, acknowledging his influence and the value of gratitude and friendship in personal change

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Supporting Resources:

Victor Medina: Adjunct Practice Advisor & Attorney

Mark Metzger: Adjunct Practice Advisor & Attorney

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Steve Riley

Certified Practice Advisor & Attorney

Steve Riley has coached attorneys for more than 20 years. His one-on-one coaching focuses on a limited number of top producing attorneys committed to taking their practices to new levels of excellence, profit, and personal success. He also presents at group coaching workshops around the country for individual law firms, state bar associations, and other legal organizations.

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