Episode 18: Julia Batchelor-Smith talks construction law, non-linear careers and hard core self care

In this episode I sat down with the lawyer self care guru herself, Julia Batchelor-Smith, to talk all things self care, balance and contentment (and nerd out about the Construction Contracts Act; apologies).  We covered some GREAT stuff, including non-linear careers, taking time out to do crazy always-wanted-to ventures, parenting and lawyering, microcredentialing (Katie learns a word), how to keep on top of stress, how to manage mistakes, financial literacy and the business of Spanx.

A reminder from my wee spiel at the beginning: if you have an area of law or a perspective you would really like to hear from, please email me and let me know, and I will add it to my list for a future episode.  I've got some good guesses on areas people might still like to hear from, but confirmation from you direct would be even better.

Things mentioned in the episode:

  • You can buy Julia's book from LexisNexis over here.  
  • You can buy Your Money Or Your Life here.  I believe there is a new edition coming out this year or next but this edition is still excellent. 
  • You can read about Sara Blakely's business success, built on not fearing failure, here.
  • Martin Seligman's Learned Optimism is an interesting primer on thinking styles that can help prevent depression and such.  Some of the work in the book is a little outdated now; you may prefer one of his later books.  The ABCDE model is in this one though and still works a treat.  I found this abbreviated example of the model, which may be of use if you don't want to read the whole book.
  • Dan Pink is the author that started me down my own non linear career path with his book Drive.  Still highly recommended and wonderful reading.

Lovely!

Till next time, listeners.

Katie

Email your questions to katie@thenewlawyer.co.nz 

 

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