#14: Lessons Learned

In today’s episode, I wanted to share with you some of the major insights and breakthroughs that I had while attending a recent leadership retreat in Hawaii. This includes how we limit our own knowledge and potential to grow and learn, how not sharing details about our businesses or ourselves can actually hold us back, and so much more.

Things you will learn in this episode:

  • Why you need to trust your intuition…
  • Why do we keep making the same mistakes over again?
  • How (and why) to get out of your bubble
  • Sharing specifics with others can actually serve you
  • Why we absolutely need to be vulnerable
  • Moving past excellence to your “zone of genius”

You’re Invited!

Last call for the Life & Law in Balance Retreat at the all-inclusive five-star Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona from June 11-14, 2017. With 10 hours of CLE and 4 days of deep-dive workshops and memorable experiences, you’ll leave with a “Life & Law Plan” that supports and transforms your career and life.


Visit www.lifeandlawinbalance.com for more information.




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Professional Bio

Heather Joy Hubbard is an attorney, speaker, author, and strategic coach. Through her personal and professional development company, she helps attorneys reduce stress, manage priorities, and build a book of business. Prior to her work helping professionals find more balance and success, Heather was a partner and practice group leader at an AmLaw 200 firm. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Copyright, Trademark, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation, Mid-South SuperLawyers, Benchmark Litigation and Managing IP Stars. She was also named one of Nashville's Top 40 under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal. Heather graduated  summa cum laude   from the University of Louisville and received her  juris doctorate  from Vanderbilt University Law School.

9 comments to " #14: Lessons Learned "
  • Vero

    Hey everyone out there listening to the podcasts: I would also benefit from ideas on how to let go!

    Hope some of you have it figured out already =)

    • Heather Hubbard

      Hi Vero! I feel as though I’m in a constant state of surrender. Every time I think I have let go, I learn my grip is still tight and I have to let go some more. The good news is as long as we’re making progress, we don’t have to worry about getting it perfect. At least that’s what I keep telling myself :) Glad to know I’m not alone!

  • Loretta

    Great episode. Your discussion about being zipped up hit home. Time for me to look in the mirror and give that more consideration. I’ve heard comments, maybe criticisms, in the past that made me think to myself: “I am fun. I’m not too serious. I’m just conscious, just aware.” Perhaps, I’m too zipped up with even the people I’m closest too. Thank you for the thinking point.

    • Heather Hubbard

      Hi Loretta,
      Thanks for sharing! If you’re anything like me, simply commenting on a post can make you feel like you’re putting yourself out there. Thanks for doing it anyway and contributing to the conversation. I’ve definitely got some work to do. Happy to have you join me on the journey if you decide it’s an issue for you as well :)

  • Martha

    Really great podcast. Lots of good lessons here. Felt like you were really sharing from the heart.

    • Heather Hubbard

      Hi Martha,
      Thank you!!!! I’m trying but it’s not always easy :) Baby steps…

  • Amber

    I feel the same way Heather. As an African American law student, I struggle with how open I can be. I often think I’m not interesting enough to be of any interest to big law attorneys & firms so I shrink into this safe space. I think I should loosen up and stop project, but I feel I don’t know how. Love your podcast!!

    • Heather Hubbard

      Hi Amber,
      Thank you so much for sharing! I bet you’re more interesting than most big law attorneys :) But I can understand how you might feel that way. How do you “present well” to fancy law firms while staying true to yourself? I definitely think I’ve become stuffier the longer I’ve practiced, although I’ve always been good at “covering” in any situation. Perhaps I can find an expert to be a guest on the podcast and give us some pointers for showing up more authentically without the fear of being rejected or it hurting our careers. I could use the advice myself :)

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