Episode 46 – Eoin Johnston Talks Happiness, Self-Care and Being Late to the Law Game
Today on the Happy Lawyer Happy Life podcast, I have the immense pleasure of talking to Eoin Johnston. Eoin is a lifelong family friend, ex-tradie, barrister and local council member, and in this episode we discuss everything from depression in the legal profession to swimming with sharks.
Eoin is a testament to the fact that it’s never too late to change your career path if your heart isn’t really in what you’re doing. After 30 years of being in the floor and wall tiling trade, he made the decision to study law instead. Juggling three kids, running a farm alongside a full-time job and a jam-packed sporting schedule as well as the intense studying involved with learning law, Eoin is an inspiration to anyone who thinks they’re tied to just one career, or those who think they don’t have time to do what they love.
Join us in this podcast as we whale watch (yes, really!) while we discuss things like:
- The importance of remembering where you’re from
- My lack of understanding when it comes to football analogies
- Eoin’s interesting path that led him to where he is today (including his travels around Africa)
- What it’s like to study, work and raise a family all at once
- Eoin’s love of helping people, and how that led him to put himself forth as a member of his local council (with a mere 4 minutes to spare before nominations closed)
- How to overcome those feelings of depression that we all have
- Why you need to take time out for yourself
- The pro’s and con’s of a seachange
- Keeping an open dialogue about depression and mental health issues, especially in the legal industry
- Fitting all the jigsaw pieces together to create the best life for yourself and your family
- Shark nets and ocean swims
- Eoin’s Happiness Challenge!
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