There are particular personality traits that make us good lawyers. For example, most lawyers are professional pessimists, able to spot the possible catastrophes in a transaction and anticipate a wide range of problems in any scenario. Most of us are also efficient, intense and results-oriented. And we learn to regulate our emotions to be effective. Sounds great, right? Maybe. But while these traits make you a good lawyer, they do not make for a happy life. What to do? Here are a certified life coach's top five strategies.Originally published June 23, 2017
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