May 11, 2021 – Today I sat down for a conversation with Attorney Kathryn Burmeister, author of Overcoming Addiction to the Status Quo which I believe should be on the reading list of every lawyer and law student. We jump into our conversation at Kathryn’s rock bottom, talk about how she got there, and how she turned her struggles into a successful and meaningful small law practice that she runs on her own terms.
This is a raw, important, and unfiltered look into the struggles and pressures of being a lawyer — and includes some pretty heavy topics. Kathryn leads with vulnerability and authenticity and lays bare what I believe can be life-changing — and even life-saving — truths about high-achieving individuals in the high-pressure, zero-sum, risky, traditionally suck-it-up-and-eat-your-feelings legal profession.
If you’re a lawyer or thinking about becoming one, I hope that this interview whets your appetite for more, and then you read Kathryn’s book. And if you’re not a lawyer, but care about somebody who is, I believe that Kathryn’s story — and the deep introspection that she shares in the pages of her book — will help you understand.
Here’s how to find Kathryn: