#66: What Are You Working For?

So, tell me… what’s your why? Why are you a lawyer? Why are you in your current job and role? Why do you wake up each morning and do what you do? In today’s episode, we’re going to discuss why it’s critical to start asking yourself (and others) these important questions.

Things you will learn in this episode:

  • The reason we need to start with “why”…
  • Why I think that living to work, and working to live, are both wrong
  • Why your initial answers to these important questions may not be the truth
  • The process of digging deeper to uncover your real motivation (and fears) and the benefits of doing so
  • How easy it is to get distracted and focus on the wrong things if we’re not clear as to our underlying desires
  • A recent example of when I lost sight of my why and attached meaning to the wrong thing (and how you can apply what I’ve learned from this experience)


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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.

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