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138 Nicole Abboud | Rebranding Your Life

By Harry Duran

Nicole Abboud is the founder of Abboud Media and the Gen Why Lawyer podcast. A lawyer by trade, she soon came to the realization after practicing law for five years that it wasn’t the career she wanted for the rest of her life. So in 2015, after having conversations with young lawyers about their experiences practicing law, she decided to launch Gen Why Lawyer which eventually inspired her to stop practicing law and follow her passion of starting her own business - helping lawyers better brand themselves, millennial style. Nicole’s voice is helping inspire millennials and others not willing to settle for the status-quo to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. 03:16 - Where I first met Nicole 05:25 - Which podcast got her interested in starting her podcast, Gen Why Lawyer 06:20 - Her background as a lawyer and how she got the idea to start her podcast 07:36 - When she was first bit by the entrepreneurial bug 08:45 - Leaving her law career to build her own business 09:27 - How going out on her own has changed what she covers on Gen Why Lawyer 10:31 - Her listener base 11:20 - How her guests left practicing law and the types of businesses they’ve opened 13:13 - Why she thinks Gen Why Lawyer has received great exposure 16:39 - What her parents thought when she started podcasting 17:19 - Her family’s ethnicity/heritage 19:02 - The concerns her parents had when she stopped practicing law 20:26 - What it was about practicing law that burnt her out 21:51 - The 9 to 5 employee mindset vs the entrepreneur mindset 24:19 - Compassionate Management 27:25 - When she realized that Compassionate Management was something she should pay attention to 29:03 - Defining Compassionate Management 30:06 - Holacracy 31:22 - The organizations she was involved with in high school 32:40 - The new podcast, What Trump Can Teach Us About Constitutional Law 34:23 - How she’s grown as a podcast host 35:56 - The episode of Gen Why Lawyer that stands out to her 38:35 - How podcasting has changed the way she interacts with people in person 39:11 - Is she an introvert or extrovert? 39:40 - What makes her uncomfortable talking to people “in real life” 43:02 - The ideas she first had for starting her own business 47:24 - Who she would love to have on her podcast 49:45 - The one most misunderstood thing about her 52:42 - What she’s changed her mind about recently 55:47 - What has her excited about returning to her podcast Full Show Notes:

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