First of all, no matter what your reason for regretting becoming a lawyer, I want you to know it's completely normal and nothing to be ashamed of like you can find out in this video by Dreams Around The World:
Often it has more to do with the reasons they chose the professions and the contradictions with the reality than anything else.
The truth is that many professionals realize that they are essentially living at the office or the workplace and their employer or business seems to permeate their minds even in their spare time.
The demands of working life have simply become too hard in many professions. It's almost impossible to hit a balance with the amount of work and income. The temptation to work harder is always there but most professional hate being employees.
I'm sure that you've noticed that practicing law can be extremely stressful. You need to be extremely punctual, quick on your feet, memorize complicated laws, cases, etc.
But here's the thing, as a lawyer you have exactly the qualities and skills you need to create success online.
Why You Hate Being A Lawyer?
So you hate being a lawyer. Have you even considered there might be options for you?
I bet you are living in the "sunk cost fallacy" of your career. You feel that you have invested so much money, time and effort into becoming an attorney and practicing law that you feel like you can't back down now.
You are destined to be a lawyer for the rest of your career, no matter how much you hate it.
It might be your own pride that's preventing you from considering your options or it might be social pressure that's keeping you from leaving your career.
No matter what, only you can know the reasons for regretting becoming a lawyer. I would love to hear from you, so feel free to vent your frustrations below in the comments section.
Maybe practicing law has turned out to be a lot more boring, mundane and even mechanical field than you though. The exciting cases that get your creative juices flowing are few and far between.
I also bet it has turned out to be a lot more stressful than you thought. Many people get into law because of the good pay and prestige.
But the truth is that being a lawyer means you have to be on the top of your game all the time. If you fail, you can ruin a clients' life.
You are also not going to get any new clients' or keep your contracts if you fail to stay at the top of your game.
And speaking of clients', I bet that lawyers get to see all sorts of crazy people ranging from complete sociopaths to narcissists to people who are just plain evil.
And you have to keep a smile for them because they are paying for your service.
You might have actually gotten into law to help people but in reality, your work involves a lot of settling and justice rarely prevails.
I guess no-one sees more injustice than lawyers, many times they cause it themselves. This can really get under your skin if you are an honest person.
So boring paperwork, crazy hours and crazy clients'. Put the pay is too good right?
I call this the golden prison. You have things so good that you can't change anything, but you still don't enjoy your life.
You are definitely not alone. Thousands of professionals all around the world are in a similar situation. There is a way out you might not have thought about as an option for yourself.
The Super Powers Of Lawyers
Before I show you how I found a potential way out of your golden prison I want to point out why you as a lawyer have a special set of skills.
I bet you know this already but as a reminder, becoming a lawyer means you are very intelligent and capable. You have passed a very tight filter to achieve your degree.
You've had to get good grades since grade school, you've had to work hard and consistently to internalize tons of information, you have to have fairly high intelligence, memory and work ethics to be a lawyer.
But here's your real superpower for the opportunity I'm about to show you: You can combine information from several sources to form complicated and long written material.
You can turn your ability to research and write into a very lucrative business, that can eventually exceed your income as a lawyer.
The best part is that you can combine it with practicing law, or use it for something completely else. Let's see how it works.
How To Make Money With Writing
So, as I said, you can use the skills you need as a lawyer to make some real profit. I'm talking about creating an online business that's based on search engine optimized content.
Now you might be thinking that "online business" is just a synonym for a scam, maybe an MLM, or that only one in a million succeeds with blogging if even that.
And I don't blame you, that's what I thought as well initially. The online world is full of scams after all.
A few years ago I wound up looking for information on how to make money online. To my surprise, I found tons of people doing it and lots of ways to make money online.
I learned that online business allows you to create assets like websites that make money on automation or "passively". It also offers you great freedom, as you can work from anywhere in the world. All you need is an internet connection and a laptop.
I tried it myself, but always failed because I really didn't know what I was doing, I needed a plan.
A couple of years ago I found Wealthy Affiliate. I became convinced soon after finding about them, joined the service and followed the training.
Fast forward two years, I own two profit producing websites.
It did take a lot of work to get here. The whole business model involves writing tons of content on topics people are searching for information on.
That content gets displayed in search engine results. You can then monetize the traffic through affiliate offers, ads or by even selling your own services.
The model they teach at Wealthy Affiliate works, plain and simple. The only reason some people don't succeed with it is lack of perseverance and the capability to write enough.
As a lawyer, you shouldn't suffer from either of those shortcomings. I reckon you should be able to succeed fairly certainly by following the training and giving it up to a year or at least 100 posts/pages. At this point a site will very likely produce some income.
I have not interest in misleading you by suggesting unrealistic results. I just want you to know this option exists and what kind of work it involves to see real success.
I'm also not going to lie to you, I make money by promoting their service. I'm an affiliate. If you become their customer through my link, I earn a commission.
But I only promote their service because I have used their training to create an income-producing website in a completely different niche than marketing their service.
So I know for a fact their training works and I've seen it work for thousands of other people. I truly believe in their service and that's why I've decided to promote it through this website.
Just think about how you ended up here? I bet you are seeing the potential here.
I want you to know I truly want you to succeed with this stuff.
That's why I'm offering you my full support if you decide to join Wealthy Affiliate through my affiliate link.
I will become your personal coach. It's not in my best interest to try and con you into buying something, your trust is my most valuable asset and I'm willing to keep my end of the bargain.
You can contact me anytime if you feel stuck or need help with your progress. You can contact me within the WA system or by replying to one of my emails if you join my free 7-day crash course to online marketing.
So feel free to check out the opportunity, do your research and consider my offer. I promise you won't regret it.
I truly believe this is your best bet for finding a way out of your golden prison without going back to school.
I'm sorry you regret becoming a lawyer. But I totally understand you. I wrote this post so that you know you are not alone in your situation and that there are options.
As a lawyer, you have so much more resources than the "average" person that I truly want you to consider creating your own online business.
I've personally found that my online business is a great creative outlet and it gives me a great sense of satisfaction when people tell me how much my information has helped them out.
It's not a walk in the park and at times I have to force my self to write, but every single time I finish a post such as this, I feel great accomplishment.
This is because I've essentially created something that will drive my business forward and simultaneously help people out. It feels much more rewarding than completing a mundane task.
In case you are feeling skeptical about your capability of creating enough interesting content, I want to assure you that it's not that hard.
As a lawyer, you could actually use your knowledge about legislation to help out people in need. You could then sell your own services or I bet there are some affiliate programs for practicing law. I know there are for insurances at least.
Or if you dread the whole idea of writing about law, you could create a website about your hobbies or passions.
I think it's easier to write about stuff you are passionate about. That's why my other site is about strength training.
I hope you found this post useful. If you did, I would appreciate if you shared it in social media!
Thanks for reading and see you next time!