Your days are long and challenging. You may be an advocate for the voiceless or one of a huge team that fights for or against corporate America. The rules are endless and you know them all. You know the law. Words are your weapons and you craft them every day to fit whatever battles you are fighting.
But your mind often wanders from briefs and depositions to the stories that make up your life. Those are the words you long to share. Those are the secret writings you keep in the bottom drawer of your desk. It is not so surprisingly, a large part of what makes you so good in your legal career. This is your art.
In his book “The Icarus Deception”, Seth Godin gives us an interesting description of art “ Art is not a gene or a specific talent. It’s an attitude, available to anyone who has a vision that others don’t, and the guts to do something about it.”
You are that person. You made it through Law School and into a successful legal career. You know the grit, determination and intellect required to pull this off.
I understand what that took. I want to know that you – the real you. Not the one you present to the partners in your firm or your clients or your significant other, your friends, the PTA, your children or your exercise pals. You – the one who walks through the door of life everyday. The one who puts the welfare of family and clients above that life long desire to write your novel.
You have to work. I have to work. There are bills to pay, commitments, obligations to those we love. But wouldn’t it be amazing if we brought our art, our passion into our work and our lives? What would that mean for you? How would that change the way you live? Contrary to conventional logic, the more we allow our art to emerge, (even as we work) the greater we become at our jobs, our lives and our relationships.
Art is simply who we are. Art is life. Everything you do is a creative process. The trick is to recognize the artist within and live fully in your passion.
What is worthy of your heart and soul? How much longer do you want to wait before living your Masterpiece Life? How many ladders do you have to climb before the top rung leads you back to yourself?
Who am I?
I am a certified Life Coach, Creativity Coach and an author. But it took me a while to get here. I took the “scenic” way around. It was a long journey to realize the “top” is not what it is cracked up to be if you have to sell your soul in the process. Trust me when I say, my path was not a straight one. It started when I jumped into college at 16 and spent a summer studying in Paris.
I could bore you with the rest of the details, but they really don’t matter, In short, I have degrees in Interior Design and Art. I have run three successful businesses; worked in management and finance; taught design in a junior college and yoga everywhere from the park to the gym. But my journey couldn’t end with any in any of these because none of these were my art.
I don’t believe I am alone when I say that we are all looking for that inner contentment, joy, fulfillment. Ironically, we rarely look inward. As a matter of fact, the more intelligent or educated we strive to be, the more we engage our rational left brain, the more disconnected we become from that very “thing” we all hunger for. The more we ignore the muse that tugs on our arm, trying to remind us of our dreams.
Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes the dust of daily living off our souls.”
How much dust has gathered on your soul because you buried your art under a mound of obligations that you believed would make you happy, perhaps instead of just asking the question, “what am I passionate about?”
So what are you passionate about? What were you born to do?
My passion is helping you discover and create your art. My art is working with you to write your novel. What wakes me up in the morning is the chance to be there when you decide to live the life you were born to live. My journey is walking with you while you create a truly Masterpiece Life.
You may look at my career path and wonder what qualifies me to help you find anything?
You may question how I could help you write your book. You may doubt the entire field of Life Coaching. After all, you have a JD behind your name. You are well read, smart and successful. How could I possibly be of service to you?
I’ll let you in on a little secret. I can help you because I have finally found my art, my passion, my purpose, and I am good at my passion. I am a certified Life Coach, a Creativity Coach and an author. I can help you find that life you long for. I can help you find the hidden questions you haven’t been asking yourself. If you decide to work with me, you will discover, or re-discover the parts of you that used to dream. This doesn’t mean you are going to quit law, necessarily, well, unless you want to. What it does mean however is that you will find new life in your practice, new hope in your relationships and new enthusiasm for life. Finding your art just does that for you.
Why wait? What do you have to lose? Let’s get started, shall we?
Why Hire Me?
Why did you go to law school? Was it because it seemed like a good profession? Maybe you hoped to right social injustices? Maybe it was just because your Dad told you that being an English teacher, or a cabaret singer wouldn’t afford you the life you hoped to live, monetarily at least?
What was it?
A better question might be……. What is it to you now? If the law was your art or your passion once, is it still?