Ep #13: From Self-Doubt to “Leave it with Me”

The Joyful Practice for Women Lawyers with Paula Price | From Self-Doubt to “Leave it with Me”

Self-doubt appears all the time for the lawyers I work with. And for myself personally, entering into a new phase in my practice is bringing up some of the feelings we’re discussing today. So if self-doubt is something you are dealing with, you’re in the right place.


When we set out to create something new or take on a new job, even when we’re feeling inspired, it can be a terrifying experience. We’re transitioning into something unfamiliar, there’s risk involved, and this can lead to a lot of self-doubt. But in this episode, I’m sharing my process for moving out of self-doubt and towards a mindset where we’re excited to take decisive action and have the self-belief to say, “Just leave it with me.”


Ep #12: How to Be “Wildly Successful”

The Joyful Practice for Women Lawyers with Paula Price | How to Be “Wildly Successful”

The inspiration for this episode came from I call I had a couple of years ago. I was speaking to a lawyer who wanted to create a practice that she loved, and she said, “I just want it to be wildly successful.” So what does that mean, to be wildly successful?


The amazing thing about creating a practice that is wildly successful is that it’s completely subjective and 100% up to you what that looks like. This may be something you’ve never given much thought to. But today’s podcast episode is all about exactly how to define what that means for you and your career.


Ep #11: How to Be Your Own Best Boss

The Joyful Practice for Women Lawyers with Paula Price | How to Be Your Own Best Boss

Today’s topic is particularly pertinent to anybody who is their own boss. You could be a partner in a law firm or a sole practitioner, but even if you’re an employee who reports to others, you still have a boss-employee relationship with yourself, so you owe it to yourself to be the best boss you possibly can. 


There are so many challenges we face in making decisions from a place of being the boss of ourselves. So, in this episode, I’m inviting you to consider how you show up and treat yourself as your boss, and to ask yourself where you might need to make some changes.


Ep #10: 7 Steps to Free Yourself From Clutter

The Joyful Practice for Women Lawyers with Paula Price | 7 Steps to Free Yourself From Clutter

The inspiration for today’s podcast came from something I saw on social media recently. A friend of mine had posted a before-and-after image of her shelf. She’d been decluttering her home (something she’d been trying to do for years) and shared how she hired someone to help her in this process.

And while I was daydreaming about how lovely it would be to have someone come into my house and do the same, I started to see the parallels between decluttering our physical spaces and decluttering mentally. And in today’s episode, I’m discussing all things clutter, how it might be showing up in your life, and what you can do about it.

Ep #9: Are You in Integrity with Yourself?

The Joyful Practice for Women Lawyers with Paula Price | Are You in Integrity with Yourself?

As lawyers, integrity holds a very special position not just in our professional work but also in our personal existence. We are expected to conduct ourselves with a certain level of integrity, both in our work and personal lives. But what does integrity mean to you?

Integrity can mean different things to different people. It is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, or it can be the state of being whole or undivided. For you, it might be living in accordance with your values or the level of honesty you have in your communication with yourself and others.

Ep #8: Say Good-Bye to Self-Judgment

The Joyful Practice for Women Lawyers with Paula Price | Say Good-Bye to Self-Judgment

As lawyers, we live in a culture of judgment. But judgment in itself is not a bad thing, it is only when you take on the practice of imposing it on yourself or others that it begins to hold you back. It is so important to look at how we are using judgment in our lives and find a way to deal with it in a more productive way.

For some people, self-judgment might be obvious. But for others, it may show up more subtly and inconspicuously. There are so many consequences of judging yourself harshly, but there are also alternative options available to you, so I’m showing you what you can do if this sounds familiar to you in this week’s episode.

Ep #7: The Power of Non-Negotiable Standards

The Joyful Practice for Women Lawyers with Paula Price | The Power of Non-Negotiable Standards

Are there decisions you need to make in your life where you find yourself turning to other people, wanting them to decide it for you? Do you find yourself in your practice putting other peoples’ commitments before your own? There is a power to be derived from making a decision and setting non-negotiable standards, and I’m exploring this further this week.

When you make a decision, it ultimately has to come from within you and requires that you take 100% responsibility for the outcome. If you are fearful of this, it may be time to consider where you aren’t fully committing or taking action in one direction or the other, and asking yourself why that is. Addressing where you are and where you want to be is crucial in decision-making, and will help you gain clarity and move forward in your life.

Ep #6: A Goal Setting Formula to Create What You Want

The Joyful Practice for Women Lawyers with Paula Price | A Goal Setting Formula to Create What You Want

When it comes to goal setting, you may think that it only applies to things you want to achieve in the long term. But goal setting is an incredibly useful tool in the short term, especially when you have a framework in place to help you set and meet your goals effectively.

I have a tool that I teach to my clients and also use myself in my practice. It is a simple formula that helps me to create goals and achieve them, and I wanted to share it with you this week to help you set things up and monitor your goals. This great exercise will set you up for success in terms of achieving what you really want.

Ep #5: How to “Do” Fear

The Joyful Practice for Women Lawyers with Paula Price | How to "Do" Fear

When I practiced as a lawyer, there were moments I felt fear, yet it wasn’t, and still isn’t, commonly discussed. Intellectually, I knew that fear is normal and that we all experience it on some level, but it didn’t make it any easier to deal with. If you have experienced fear – which I’m sure most of us have – you’ll be able to relate to this episode.

When we see fear as something threatening, we deprive ourselves of the opportunity to grow.  It is important to recognize that even though you may not see it, it exists in everybody, and the question is not whether you experience it, but how you go about processing it. Fear is a sign that you are growing and learning, and it is a stepping stone to any big dream you may have.

Ep #4: What Perfectionism Is Costing You

The Joyful Practice for Women Lawyers with Paula Price | What Perfectionism Is Costing You

I coach lawyers around all sorts of topics, but one that comes up time after time is perfectionism. I’ve had my own struggles with perfectionism throughout my entire life, my time as a lawyer, and funnily enough, it even came up when planning this very podcast episode about perfectionism.

You might not see it as a problem in your life. However, if you want to start creating results that are in alignment with what you truly desire, noticing where you are getting caught up in perfectionism and how it’s affecting your life is a non-negotiable.