It was NOT just another day. Typically, I could pull myself out of bed to get to my job as an attorney in management for a Fortune 100 company, but today was different.

After weeks of not sleeping from the extreme stress and anxiety, I honestly didn’t know how much more I could take. It was bad enough that the stress was affecting every area of my life, but now, it impacted my health. The physical symptoms I had I knew were not normal. They were because of the stress of the job. I have not felt well in a long time, and it seems to be getting worse.

What do I do? I make too much money and have not worked too hard to just throw it all away and leave. I have invested too many years in getting to where I am.

If you are reading this, maybe you can relate?

Maybe you have been dreading going to your law firm or corporate legal job for quite a while now. Perhaps you think it will all pass, but how often have you told yourself that? Based on experience, it doesn’t pass.

You must take affirmative steps to make it better. You may be thinking should I stay or should I leave?. Are those your only choices, and how do you decide?

I want to share with you the 5-step Process I use with my clients in the same situation. I don’t believe things typically get better magically. They won’t fix themselves, and it’s up to you to take the positive steps to make it better. This process will help you do so.

I call it the 5-step Meltdown Preventative Process. Let me briefly review the five steps.

Ø Discovery – Take a deep dive into your currently foreseeable situation, including your wants and needs.

Ø Opportunities – Develop a variety of options for change that move you toward where you want to go.

Ø Strategize – Decide on the plan that will give you the career and life you want.

Ø Implementation – It’s time to put the plan into action!

Ø Review – Based on how things move forward, determine whether you have further changes to make or you are satisfied with where you are.

If you work these steps to decrease your stress, you can find greater happiness and satisfaction in your life and career. Don’t let the fear of change keep you going to a job you dread. Life is too short for that. If you need some help, book a complimentary call with me at, and let’s discuss what you need and how I can help.