Episode 120- Happiness thanks to vegemite with the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG- a highlight of the year that has been (and a few surprises for the future!)
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As I hit publish on this special episode of the Happy Lawyer Happy Life Podcast it is the 1st of January 2019 and I can’t remember being so excited to see the beginning of a new year for a while! 2018 was FULL ON! So many great moments were had (#babydaisy) but there were a good few curly challenges to manage as well! But without a doubt one of the biggest highlights of last year was the decision to celebrate 100 episodes and 2 years of producing this show with a party one Friday afternoon here in Brisbane. Of course, our own #rockstaroflaw the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG joined us and shared his insights on happiness in a beautiful inpromtu speech that we captured on audio that day.
And so today I am sharing with you one of my highlights of 2018 and one of our most popular guests in Michael Kirby. Now this was a live event and so the audio is a little scratchy, complete with a few fun interuptions along the way but I think you will enjoy Michael’s message as we head into a new year which is always, in my mind, the perfect time for a bit of a fresh start. He talks happiness (of course!) but importantly reminds us to never take for granted the simple things- colour, weather and of course vegemite! And LOVE- don’t forget Love. There are great messages in this for all and I am so glad we managed to capture it on the day.
You will also hear my speech from the event, where I shared for the first time my ‘newest’ happiness acronym- LAWYER! Thanks to all of my guests and you my listener I have had the chance to learn so much this past 2 years about just what it takes to find and maintain happiness in this tricky profession we have all fallen into. And so, now, in addition to my HAPPY acronym, I introduce to you the additional traits I have come to learn a ‘happy lawyer’ will need to have that goes something like this….
- L – Life time Learners;
- A – Artistic & Creative pursuits;
- W – Very Hard Workers;
- Y – Yoga-like flexibility; (still working on this one but it is sort of my favourite!)
- E – Not too much Ego but enough to have a great sense of self belief;
- R – Meaningful Relationships with others.
In this episode I also share a few of the ‘behind the scenes’ of my law life in 2018 and the new plans you will see rolling out into 2019- a new business, a new podcast and hopefully many a happy lawyer along the way too!
AND don’t forget next week you can join me and a bunch of other lawyers worldwide in the 7 day free Happiness Challenge- you can sign up here!
Wishing you all the happiest and healthiest 2019!