In Episode 016 of The Former Lawyer Podcast, Sarah talks with Goli Kalkhoran, who quit law and started a portable photo booth company, Usie Booth. Goli also hosts the podcast Lessons from a Quitter, where she interviews inspiring people who have left traditional careers to start over and create a life they love.

In this conversation, Goli shares about:

  • Deciding that she was going to become a lawyer when she was 10 years old;
  • Heading off to law school convinced she would love the lawyer life;
  • Why she wasn’t surprised she didn’t like working at a law firm, but didn’t think that meant she shouldn’t be a lawyer;
  • How the culture of misery amongst lawyers is so common and so destructive;
  • Why a move to a new state kept her from returning to her lawyer job as planned (and why she thinks without the move, she probably would have gone back even though she was miserable);
  • Feeling sick as she looked for a new lawyer job after moving, and how it made her realize she should consider other options;
  • Why she put off telling people she was leaving the law for almost 6 months after she made the decision to do it;
  • The process that led to her making the decision to leave the law;
  • Learning to question the stories that she believed about herself;
  • Why you probably already know what you really want, and how to listen to yourself;
  • and much more!

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