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The Former Lawyer Podcast

Sep 30, 2019

In Episode 008 of The Former Lawyer Podcast, Sarah has a conversation with Alex Davis. Alex is a former lawyer who is now a writer, content expert, and consultant. Alex’s company, Davis Legal Media, helps attorneys and firms create content strategies to attract their ideal clients.

In this conversation, Alex shares:

  • How she decided she was going to be a lawyer at a very young age;
  • Why “you’re so good at arguing” is not a good reason to go to law school;
  • Why she “hit the accelerator” towards a traditional legal career after starting law school without really considering whether that career would be a good fit;
  • How the sunk costs fallacy holds law students and lawyers back;
  • Why litigation was not a good fit for her personality type;
  • Why she struggled with feeling like there was something wrong with her when she realized she didn’t like practicing law;
  • Why she wishes The Former Lawyer Podcast was around when she felt stuck in her lawyer job (hey thanks! :) ); 
  • The struggle with feeling directionless once she realized she didn’t want to work as a lawyer; 
  • How she got the idea for her next move from work she was doing for her own firm;
  • The “plan” she had (air quotes her own!) for the company she founded after she left legal practice;
  • What content marketing for lawyers is and how it differs from advertising;
  • Why she thinks we need to flip the script about lawyers and anxiety;
  • How personality typing systems like the Enneagram can help you understand yourself and what career might be the best fit for you;
  • Why we need to challenge the false narrative that you have failed if you decide you don’t like working as a lawyer;
  • and much more!

Interested in the Enneagram? Here are some resources to check out:

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