Counsel Cast
Counsel Cast
Sep 13, 2022
Why is it so hard to be a happy lawyer? with Dannie De Novo
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Why is it so hard to be a happy lawyer?

It’s no secret that being a lawyer is challenging. There are incredibly long nights, many deliverables, and for high achievers, it can become overwhelming. In fact, many lawyers struggle with their unhappiness in silence.

Joining me for this conversation is Dannie De Novo.

Dannie is a corporate attorney, an elite happiness coach, and an international speaker and bestselling author. After having battled depression and anxiety for most of her early life, Dannie set out on a course to learn what true happiness was for her and for the sake of her baby girl. Now, Dannie regularly appears on TV news and talk shows as an expert on creating happiness and purpose, combating loneliness and depression, and managing anxiety.


Dannie gives listeners actionable tips on:

  • [3:30] Navigating mental health struggles from a young age and going in and out of institutions
  • [14:10] Why driven, high achievers tend to be unhappier
  • [17:30] Changes you can make in your life to find more fulfillment 
  • [20:55] Tips for lawyers to get out of that mentally tough place
  • [32:10] Dannie’s book recommendation

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