Ep #16: Dealing with Rejection

This week, we are talking about one of the least favorite experiences of almost every human being on the planet – REJECTION. Lawyers are especially averse to rejection because it feeds their other “favorite” thing in the world – catastrophizing. In other words, lawyers hate rejection because they can’t help but imagine all the worst case scenarios that could follow from it.

On this episode of The Lawyer Stress Solution, we’re taking a look at why lawyers are so sensitive to rejection and why it hurts so much. I explain what rejection really is and what you can do to lessen its impact. Listen in to find out how you can begin rewiring your brain to stop always looking for rejection and instead create feelings of security, safety, and stability.

And if you’re ready to feel better and would like to take this work to another level, check out the Clutch, my feminist mindset coaching community.

What You’ll Learn From this Episode:

  • Why we’re so sensitive to social rejection.
  • How the lawyer brain reacts to rejection and why.
  • The reason why it hurts so much when we think someone is rejecting us.
  • What it truly means when someone says “no” to you.
  • How you can reframe rejection in the way that doesn’t impact you in a negative way.
  • Proven tips and strategies for dealing with rejection.

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About the author

Kara Loewentheilis a former litigator, academic, and think tank director who now runs a boutique life coaching practice for lawyers. As a certified cognitive life coach, her coaching work focuses on teaching lawyers how to reduce stress, improve time management, balance their workload and personal lives, and create a sustainable and enjoyable legal practice. Before launching her coaching practice Ms. Loewentheil ran the Public Rights / Private Conscience Project at Columbia Law School, held academic fellowships at Yale and Columbia, and litigated in state and federal court. Ms. Loewentheil clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and Yale University.

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