Can You Have It All?

Can You Have It All?

As a qualified lawyer, I’ve asked myself this question more than once and I’m sure you remember all the times when you have done too.  It’s a question that does the rounds all the time and one I have wrestled with over the years wondering how I can fulfil my role as daughter, friend, employee etc without diluting who I truly am.

If you’ve read the ‘About Me’ page, you’ll know that I’ve tried a few things in my time to try and direct my life down a path that made me feel truly fulfilled.  It’s been a valuable journey if not a little bumpy at times.  My tuition work has also given me considerable life experience which I have then translated into my own literary efforts particularly my works of fiction over the years.  I can safely say they have developed me as a human being, helped me to understand who I am and more importantly, given me a greater insight into the types of people who benefit from my work.  Life is definitely like a domino effect: one experience leads to another and so on.

Therefore, the honest answer is that it is really tough to have it all but you can improve massively on what you already have. Once you have improved a little bit then you simply keep building on what you have achieved; a bit like the foundations of a house which I discussed in a previous post called ‘I need to sort my life out’.

How can I have it all?

As part of my search to answer the ‘Can I have it all?’ question, I’ve looked for examples of inspirational people and I don’t think there is a better example than Oprah Winfrey.  She put it in a nutshell when she said: –

“You can have it all, just not all at once.”

Life’s a journey and we need to sometimes slow down and really assess what it is we want at different times in our lives.  A twenty-something isn’t going to want the same things as a fifty-something so slow down and take  breath.  We’re not meant to have everything all at once.

When I was twenty, I wanted the career and everything I thought being a lawyer would mean.  Now I know my priorities, wishes and desires are completely different.  That’s just called evolving and we must deal with the journey by living in the moment rather than regretting the past or fretting about the future.

Are you ready to have it all?

By ‘ready to have it all’, I mean do you really know where you are going in terms of your future in order to give yourself as many options as possible to make your life what you want it to be?

The workplace is changing all the time and the legal industry is just one example where the UK government can make one small change that threatens redundancy for many thousands of legal sector employees.  Disruptions of this nature will continue to happen but you can get yourself ready for the changing face of employment.

Today’s children work with technology all the time and are accepting of those changes.  Coding has become a ‘norm’ yet to many adults it is literally a foreign language.  You, [and not just the children] must equip yourself to deal with the digital age that we now live in and no, it isn’t a foreign language and yes, there is help!

Your industry could change and be disrupted in a heartbeat.  Think about how Airbnb has ‘disrupted’ the hotel industry.  Airbnb doesn’t rely on a bricks and mortar business; they make money from other people renting out their homes/living spaces.  This is just one of many examples of ‘disruption’ businesses.

In order to ‘have it all’, you must embrace change.

Life Hack Tip of the Day: What do I do next? = Get Yourself Educated

The best investment you can ever make is the investment in yourself.

The relationship you have with yourself is the longest one you will ever have with anyone – guaranteed!  So, learning the necessary skills from the right people is the only way to get yourself ready for your digital future and to avoid being a victim of disruption within your own working sector.

The internet is full of information but the trouble is, a lot of it is just spammy rubbish.  However, there is quality information, education, guidance and support out there.  If you’d like more information about how you can get yourself a quality education then all you need to do is click here.  Alternatively, if you’d like to contact me I’d be happy to hear from you.

I wish you every success for your digital future!

Rachel A Hill LLB [Hons]

Digital Entrepreneur, Lawyer, Private Tutor and Author


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