The rules change when you make partner

Do you ever feel that the more you achieve and the higher you climb, the more tenuous your role is?

That you have to keep proving yourself with every new level of success?

Maybe you were a rock star in law school but then found yourself struggling as an associate.

Or maybe you were a rock star associate only to find yourself starting over and struggling as a new partner.

Hunkering down and hustling hard only gets you so far. 

In many ways, the higher you climb, the more depleted and frustrated you feel.

You start brimming with self-doubt you haven’t experienced in years and wonder when you’ll ever be “enough.”

Here’s the thing that most people won’t tell you.

What got you here won’t get you there.

The rules for excelling as a law student are different than those for being a top-notch associate.

And the rules for being a top-notch associate are vastly different than those for being a successful partner.

But no one talks about that.

If you ask a mentor, partner, or panel of experts how to succeed, they’ll tell you to just work hard.

But that’s not the truth.

It pays to play the game. It pays to know the politics. And you can’t do either if you don’t know the rules!

In today’s Hustle & Flow podcast episode, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, I dive into the topic of changing roles and rules and how to play the game in a way that feels good to you.

Click here to listen.

If the idea of even talking about playing by the rules makes you a bit nauseous, you might be on the brink of burnout.

If you’re feeling bound by the very systems you’ve strived to master and feeling stuck and wanting more (without losing all of the ground you worked so hard to gain), here’s the thing I want you to know…

Whether you want to stay at a large firm or leave one,

Whether you want to grow your business or start a new one,

You have a choice.

You’re not trapped in someone else’s path or story.

I can help you reclaim your vision and passion

The Legal Career Clarity Course can help you get clear on the next best move for you – one that’s financially rewarding and personally satisfying.

If you’re ready to learn what career options are most suited to your strengths and values, you’re going to love this program.

Registration closes on Friday.

Learn more and sign up HERE.




P.S. If you know of a senior associate struggling to make partner or a junior partner struggling to adjust to their new normal, be sure to share this episode with them!

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