#58: Disease to Please

Today’s episode is inspired by a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey where she discussed the “disease to please.” I couldn’t believe I hadn’t addressed people-pleasing before so today we’re doing a deep-dive on the topic. In this episode, you’ll learn how you acquired this disease and what steps to follow if you want to stop putting everyone else first.

Things you will learn in this episode:

  • Why lawyers seem to be especially susceptible to the “disease to please”
  • How being a high-achiever sets you up for a lifetime of people-pleasing
  • Why positive reinforcement and negative corrections during childhood impact our ability to be neutral as adults
  • What to expect from others when you start addressing your “disease”
  • The 5-step process to follow if you want to learn how to start saying no to others



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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.

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