54 min

Jan Newman leaves Big Law to earn her PhD and become a licensed clinical psychologist and executive coach The Lawyer's Escape Pod

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Dr. Jan Newman is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified executive coach, and former Big Law attorney who works with multi-passionate high achievers who want to level up their lives. Jan shows us how to take a scientific, systematic approach to leaving law and finding a new career. This process is an experiment: outline your ideas, try them out, learn from the feedback. Don’t expect to have all the answers all at once. But, if you stick with it - you’ll eventually find a good career fit. Jan has very generously offered 3 free 45-minute sessions to listeners who reference this podcast. So, I’d highly encourage you to jump on that! In this episode, we discuss:Jan knew from Day 1 that law school wasn’t the right fit“You really don’t have time to think about why you’re there, you’re just trying to survive”The law firm bubble leads you to feel like this just what working life isDon’t listen to nay-sayers who haven’t realized there are alternative paths yetNetworking and mentorship can make all the differenceTest out different options/interests and learn from the feedbackJan actively tried out psychology, wedding photography, and dive instructing to learn what would be the best long-term fitIt’s ok if the first experiment doesn’t solve all the problemsSome issues can be solved by a better practice area or geographic fitYou can make money doing something you enjoyThinking through the costs and benefits of an additional degreeDon’t let the stress and dissatisfaction grow; it can become a more wide-spread problemYou have to get your mindset, thoughts, and emotions under control before having the space to dive into larger questionsJan Newman Coaching: jannewmancoaching.comJan Newman Resources: https://drjannewman.com/resources Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelawyersescapepod/ Website: www.thelawyersescapepod.com

Dr. Jan Newman is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified executive coach, and former Big Law attorney who works with multi-passionate high achievers who want to level up their lives. Jan shows us how to take a scientific, systematic approach to leaving law and finding a new career. This process is an experiment: outline your ideas, try them out, learn from the feedback. Don’t expect to have all the answers all at once. But, if you stick with it - you’ll eventually find a good career fit. Jan has very generously offered 3 free 45-minute sessions to listeners who reference this podcast. So, I’d highly encourage you to jump on that! In this episode, we discuss:Jan knew from Day 1 that law school wasn’t the right fit“You really don’t have time to think about why you’re there, you’re just trying to survive”The law firm bubble leads you to feel like this just what working life isDon’t listen to nay-sayers who haven’t realized there are alternative paths yetNetworking and mentorship can make all the differenceTest out different options/interests and learn from the feedbackJan actively tried out psychology, wedding photography, and dive instructing to learn what would be the best long-term fitIt’s ok if the first experiment doesn’t solve all the problemsSome issues can be solved by a better practice area or geographic fitYou can make money doing something you enjoyThinking through the costs and benefits of an additional degreeDon’t let the stress and dissatisfaction grow; it can become a more wide-spread problemYou have to get your mindset, thoughts, and emotions under control before having the space to dive into larger questionsJan Newman Coaching: jannewmancoaching.comJan Newman Resources: https://drjannewman.com/resources Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thelawyersescapepod/ Website: www.thelawyersescapepod.com

54 min

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