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RL 63: SaraEllen Hutchison — Fighting against "Burning Out" as a Lawyer The Resilient Lawyer with Jeena Cho

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In this episode, I am so excited to have spoken to SaraEllen Hutchison. SaraEllen is a Fair Credit Reporting Act lawyer in Seattle, Washington and on top of being a talented law professional and entrepreneur; she is a writer for her blog on finance and work-life balance which can be found on her website saraellenhutchison.com. She joins us today to talk on "lawyer burnout"; from defining "burnout", it's causes, and different aspects of the recovery.
Topics Covered

SaraEllen goes into detail as to how her work as a Consumer Protection Lawyer, and the politics/policies that go with that, led to her starting and developing her blog that aims to have a joint conversation on consumer issues and mindfulness. She defines her own personal experiences with burnouts, the symptoms that led to them, her own recovery through journaling and meditation, and how burnouts can happen to anyone, working for a practice or running their own. How her journey of self-care led to her creating a more frugal and lower over-head solo practice and the importance of knowing your worth and valuing your services appropriately. The dysfunction of the way we think of money by comparing ourselves to other lawyers financially and valuing our days by the 6-minute increment. Sources mentioned:
Write It Down, Make It Happen: Knowing What You Want And Getting It
Your Money or Your Life

You can learn more about SaraEllen and her work at: 
Her Websites:
www.saraellenhutchison.com
http://seattlefaircredit.com
 
Questions? Comments? Email Jeena! hello@jeenacho.com. You can also connect with Jeena on Twitter: @Jeena_Cho
For more information, visit: jeenacho.com
Order The Anxious Lawyer book — Available in hardcover, Kindle and Audible
Find Your Ease: Retreat for Lawyers
I’m creating a retreat that will provide a perfect gift of relaxation and rejuvenation with an intimate group of lawyers. Interested? Please complete this form: https://jeena3.typeform.com/to/VXfIXq
MINDFUL PAUSE: Bite-Sized Practices for Cultivating More Joy and Focus
5-week program. Spend just 6 minutes every day to practice mindfulness and meditation. Decrease stress/anxiety, increase focus and concentration. Interested? Please complete this form: https://jeena3.typeform.com/to/gLlo7b
Sponsor:
Spotlight Branding provides internet marketing services exclusively for solo & small law firms.
Unlike most internet marketing firms, they do NOT focus on SEO. Instead, they specialize in branding their clients as trusted, credible experts, increasing referrals, and ultimately driving growth.
For our listeners, Spotlight Branding is offering a complimentary website review. Go to: SpotlightBranding.com/trl
Transcript Intro: [00:00:02] Today's show is sponsored by Spotlight Branding. Spotlight Branding works exclusively with solo and small law firms to brand them as trusted, credible experts and help them stand out in a crowded market place. Their services include web design, social media, video marketing and more.
SaraEllen Hutchison: [00:00:28] It takes time to calibrate your boundaries, your sense of case selection at your firm. And then when you go solo, all of a sudden you need to learn it all over again. But you learn it faster than you did the time before.
[00:00:44] Welcome to The Resilient Lawyer podcast. In this podcast we have meaningful, in-depth conversations with lawyers, entrepreneurs and change agents. We offer tools and strategies for creating a more joyful and satisfying life. And now your host, Jeena Cho.
Jeena Cho: [00:01:08] Hello my friends, thanks for being with us today. In this episode I'm so delighted to have SaraEllen Hutchinson. SaraEllen is a Fair Credit Reporting Act lawyer in Seattle, Washington. She's also an entrepreneur and a writer. She blogs about personal finance and work-life balance over on her website, saraellenhutchison.com.
[00:01:28] But before we get into the interview, if you haven't listened to the last bonus episode, go back a

In this episode, I am so excited to have spoken to SaraEllen Hutchison. SaraEllen is a Fair Credit Reporting Act lawyer in Seattle, Washington and on top of being a talented law professional and entrepreneur; she is a writer for her blog on finance and work-life balance which can be found on her website saraellenhutchison.com. She joins us today to talk on "lawyer burnout"; from defining "burnout", it's causes, and different aspects of the recovery.
Topics Covered

SaraEllen goes into detail as to how her work as a Consumer Protection Lawyer, and the politics/policies that go with that, led to her starting and developing her blog that aims to have a joint conversation on consumer issues and mindfulness. She defines her own personal experiences with burnouts, the symptoms that led to them, her own recovery through journaling and meditation, and how burnouts can happen to anyone, working for a practice or running their own. How her journey of self-care led to her creating a more frugal and lower over-head solo practice and the importance of knowing your worth and valuing your services appropriately. The dysfunction of the way we think of money by comparing ourselves to other lawyers financially and valuing our days by the 6-minute increment. Sources mentioned:
Write It Down, Make It Happen: Knowing What You Want And Getting It
Your Money or Your Life

You can learn more about SaraEllen and her work at: 
Her Websites:
www.saraellenhutchison.com
http://seattlefaircredit.com
 
Questions? Comments? Email Jeena! hello@jeenacho.com. You can also connect with Jeena on Twitter: @Jeena_Cho
For more information, visit: jeenacho.com
Order The Anxious Lawyer book — Available in hardcover, Kindle and Audible
Find Your Ease: Retreat for Lawyers
I’m creating a retreat that will provide a perfect gift of relaxation and rejuvenation with an intimate group of lawyers. Interested? Please complete this form: https://jeena3.typeform.com/to/VXfIXq
MINDFUL PAUSE: Bite-Sized Practices for Cultivating More Joy and Focus
5-week program. Spend just 6 minutes every day to practice mindfulness and meditation. Decrease stress/anxiety, increase focus and concentration. Interested? Please complete this form: https://jeena3.typeform.com/to/gLlo7b
Sponsor:
Spotlight Branding provides internet marketing services exclusively for solo & small law firms.
Unlike most internet marketing firms, they do NOT focus on SEO. Instead, they specialize in branding their clients as trusted, credible experts, increasing referrals, and ultimately driving growth.
For our listeners, Spotlight Branding is offering a complimentary website review. Go to: SpotlightBranding.com/trl
Transcript Intro: [00:00:02] Today's show is sponsored by Spotlight Branding. Spotlight Branding works exclusively with solo and small law firms to brand them as trusted, credible experts and help them stand out in a crowded market place. Their services include web design, social media, video marketing and more.
SaraEllen Hutchison: [00:00:28] It takes time to calibrate your boundaries, your sense of case selection at your firm. And then when you go solo, all of a sudden you need to learn it all over again. But you learn it faster than you did the time before.
[00:00:44] Welcome to The Resilient Lawyer podcast. In this podcast we have meaningful, in-depth conversations with lawyers, entrepreneurs and change agents. We offer tools and strategies for creating a more joyful and satisfying life. And now your host, Jeena Cho.
Jeena Cho: [00:01:08] Hello my friends, thanks for being with us today. In this episode I'm so delighted to have SaraEllen Hutchinson. SaraEllen is a Fair Credit Reporting Act lawyer in Seattle, Washington. She's also an entrepreneur and a writer. She blogs about personal finance and work-life balance over on her website, saraellenhutchison.com.
[00:01:28] But before we get into the interview, if you haven't listened to the last bonus episode, go back a

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