The practice of law is unlike any other profession.
We argue and fight for a living. The adversarial culture leads to being immersed into daily conflict and competition. We work long hours, live under constant demand to be on top, and our clients depend on us to be top notch.
There is no room for mistakes and the pressure of practice comes at a high price physically, mentally and emotionally.
In our field, stress and anxiety are considered a given. Burnout? Just part of the job.
But what if that weren't really the case?
What if, just as we strive to be the best in other areas of our lives, we could focus on taking the best possible care of our minds and see greater success as a result?
Ten years into a successful practice, I found myself in an ER with chest pains that I feared were a heart attack. Thankfully, it turned out that it was an anxiety attack, but no matter the source of the pain - my body was telling me something.
I had not been living - I had been surviving. BARELY surviving, to be more accurate.
While I had been seeing success and fulfillment in my work’s outcomes, it stopped there. My personal life was a mess. I was divorced, a workaholic, seeking anxiety medicine just to cope with running a law office, and also trying to juggle all the responsibilities of being a single mom.
It was the wakeup call I needed to put me on a better path: A path for answers. A path for fulfillment. A path to a better life.
One of the simplest, yet most impactful, steps I took on that path was to begin a meditation practice.
The results? To put it simply: Everything changed.
My stress levels began decreasing. I began to feel like I was the calm during any storm. I saw my life differently with the knowledge that my power and strength came from my mind and wasn’t dependent upon outside sources or stimuli.
And with those changes to my worldview came changes to my practice of law. It was more fulfilling. I was more present. I made a bigger impact - with both my clients and my staff.
As a result, my personal and financial happiness grew as well.
Seeing the power that I had harnessed from within myself from a meditation practice lit a fire in me to learn more. I began to study ancient practices from masters around the globe. I studied human behavior learning practices from behavioral psychology, to latest research in neuroscience. My search expanded to learning the ancient wisdom of Energy Medicine from masters around the globe. I searched for ways to tap into the power of my mind for top productivity, deeper intuition, and inner wisdom.
Through this search, I’ve learned an important lesson that I now work to help other overwhelmed and stressed out lawyers:
The key to success is within our mind s and there are simple, yet POWERFUL, methods to harness the mind's power that each and every one of us can employ.
“When I was introduced to Lexlee, my life was chaotic; I was managing, but I wasn't living. I had not made time to enjoy the life I had built, honor myself with the gifts that come with personal success, or really even get to know myself at all. I was a very successful lawyer, a great friend and my own worst enemy.
In the short time I have worked with Lexlee, the changes have been phenomenal. I’ve made changes inside, where it counts the most. For the first time in my life I feel loved, I feel at home, and I feel deserving of good things.
Although most people cannot physically see the changes, those closest to me can feel them: the extra boisterous laugh, the twinkle of excitement in my eyes, the peacefulness I exhibit under extreme stress.
The daily mindset practice Lexlee taught me is so powerful, it is almost magical. I am creating into my reality the things I desire...meaningful cases, financial abundance, fulfillment in my work….all manifesting in so many ways.
My advice is if you felt like I did..overwhelmed and burned out being a lawyer….then don't waste another second to start learning what Lexlee has to offer!”
JACQUELINE FORD - Oklahoma Trial Lawyer
“The practice of law can be draining, with long hours and endless deadlines. I found myself with underlying anxiety and constant “thinking” mind. After long days, I found myself exhausted. Working with Lexlee has helped me regain energy and focus. These methods are life-changing and have changed the way I feel in my practice and in life.
CHRISTOPHER SUBA - Louisiana Trial Lawyer
“My life has always get chaotic and deep down I felt I wasn't worth not having chaos. Lexlee has helped me learn to let go of the story of the past so I can accept the gifts of today and escape the pattern chaos and self -doubt to move towards peace, love and self -fulfillment. Her guidance has impacted my personal and professional relationships in positive and life changing ways that I cannot even begin to describe."
RACHEL BUSSETT - Oklahoma Trial Lawyer
“With Lexlee’s help, I am finding a way to let love infuse my decisions and actions toward myself and toward others. And I’m learning that the more love increases, the more fear diminishes. I highly recommend this program, no matter what season of life you are navigating. This program can help you find your way to loving your life and releasing fear.”
VICKI SLATER - Mississippi Trial Lawyer
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Meet the woman behind Mind Over Law.
Lexlee Overton is a lawyer, entrepreneur, mindset expert, and creator of Mind Over Law - The Method, which helps hundreds of lawyers achieve optimal mindset for superior levels of performance in and out of the courtroom. She is a leading results coach for lawyers and law firms that want to accelerate their progress and produce breakthrough results. Her goal is to transform her clients so they “become the happiest lawyer you know.” After years as a successful trial lawyer, Lexlee suffered from professional overwhelm and burn out and decided to explore ways to be a better lawyer without sacrificing mental and physical well-being. Using psychology, meditation, and Eastern Energy medicine, she developed a modern day approach to release stress, anxiety, and fear, using scientifically proven techniques to training the minds and become a power performer.
After completing Trial Lawyers College in 2002, Lexlee joined the staff of the college, teaching trial lawyers how to tell their clients' stories from a place of passion and authenticity. She is the founder and president of the board of Lexlee’s Kids, one of Louisiana’s foremost non-profit organizations dedicated to injury prevention of children. She is also certified in Shamanic Energy Medicine through The Four Winds.