Liz Brown knows a thing or two about transitions, the ones you plan for and the ones imposed upon you by circumstances. Having experienced serious loss, she understands the power of reflection and creating a life worth living. If you don’t like where your life is heading, it’s time to start planning. Liz believes it’s never too late to make changes. Do you want to be in the same place, doing the same thing or do you want to be somewhere else? Only you can really know and while we can’t predict the future, one thing is for sure: in 10 years (with any luck), we will all be 10 years older. Figure out what you enjoy being good at and plan your journey from there.
Sharing your experiences openly and honestly can transform another person’s life. Liz has benefitted from the wisdom of others and is generous in sharing her own. We talk with Liz about the courage it takes to leave a career that is all-consuming, financially rewarding and has taken years of training to realize. We talk about how our work often defines how we identify ourselves and how others see us. Embracing the opportunity to define a new career identity can feel risky, but the rewards of joy and career fulfillment are well worth the journey.
Episode Links and Resources:
How to Leave the Law, Liz Brown and Amy Impellizzeri
Life After Law, Liz Brown
Liz Brown speaks about Career Choices at Bentley Convocation 2015
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